Joe Stains

This is the blog of an angry old boston terrier. (and his little brother Tanner who gets to post every Tuesday)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Fine Art of Begging...

Dad loves chips, so do we. As you can see Tanner and I each have our own style of begging. Tanner prefers the "I am a good boy" method where as I prefer the "never let them forget you are starving" method.

As you can see in the video, sometimes you must jump up to remind Dad that you are there, and still starving. The drool bubbles certainly help to make your case as well.

If he drops one, MOVE QUICK because if you've got competition like I do, you have to be ready to snarf at a moment's notice!!

Finally if you are patient, you might get one tiny chip.

Try to avoid making a Doofus Face after your treat.

I hope you enjoyed this class on BEGGING!

25 Stains:

Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Oh Joey, That drool bubble was so cute. What's the deal with the Doof's eye in that last picture. One of his eyes looks blue!


6:44 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Hi, Joey!
Thanks for sharing your technique on the Fine Art of Begging!
I need to practice it with my grandpa who is the one always eating something!
Kisses and hugs

6:47 PM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

i dont wanna be rude dudes...but you need to learn to beg...that tiny chip was barely worth the sure are still cute...if you stop by my blog you will see my cousin filling in...just humor her...she has never blogged before..and since all the foster dogs are gone...i need a rest....i will still stop by and read your blog...

6:54 PM  
Blogger ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

A big bag like that and all you got was a stinking little crumb????? Tell Dad he is not nice!!!

woos, the OP Pack

7:09 PM  
Blogger NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Yes, drool bubble sooo added that sense of realism to the flikhk!


7:16 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...


That first vid is a work of cinematic GENIUS! That drool bubble... it's the focal point of the whole vid, heck, the whole lesson on begging. Kudos to your cameramom.

I'm thinking that the Doofus is some stiff competition in the crumb retrieval department. At least his "weight problem" might slow him down a little.

Goober love,

8:10 PM  
Blogger Boo Casanova said...

what happened to "puppy eyes - please... please..."? LOL

wet wet licks


8:29 PM  
Blogger Lacy said...

w00fs, me lovesss chips mite b able to use sum of ur advice...

b safe,

8:37 PM  
Blogger The Oceanside Animals said...

Whoa, check out the tongue curl!

10:17 PM  
Blogger The Black and Tans. said...

That was a Master Class on Begging.

We do feel you were not adequately rewarded for all your hard work.

Happy 4th July weekend to you and your family.

Molly and Taffy

2:01 AM  
Blogger Dexter said...

Good begging instruction. I am going to try the jumping on the couch thing.


2:56 AM  
Blogger Abby said...

Hi, Joey...

Thanks for the lesson...

I love the way you look down & check the floor, now & then, to see if maybe a little crumb has fallen...

The drool bubble must be very effective...

Abby xxxooo

4:28 AM  
Blogger umekotyan said...

Good evening joey
Technology it is begging wonderful.
A wonderful weekend with the snack. :D

from loved ume tyan

5:14 AM  
Blogger Stella said...

What you guys got, you and Dorkelson, was not even worth your time and was really an insult to you.

Can't you find out where your Dad keeps his stuff and just go get a bag of your own?


8:13 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Joey, at least you're smart enough to follow the chips into the other room! Unlike Tanner who keeps hoovering the carpet like more chips are going to grow out of it like mushrooms.

That kid will never learn.

Your pal,


10:33 AM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

You know what they say around here, Joe. When the chips are down.... you'll find Davy under the table trying to snarf them up. Hee hee hee!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Molly the Airedale said...

We understand about that oopsie drop and the competition that goes on! Good thing your dad has his shoes on!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

12:47 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Hi Joey
Thanks for sharing those tips! We ourselves specialise in the look at me I am starving method!
We were very impressed by your Dad's technique of completely avoiding eye contact with you both.
It was almost as though he didn't even know you were there.
Martha & Bailey xx

2:04 PM  
Blogger C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Joe! Interesting to see how you and Tanner have different styles... I am with you and Chewy is with Tanner!!

4:15 PM  
Blogger Agatha and Archie said...

What works all the time is just to stare at the floor and don't move..They ALWAYS drop something no matter where they are..this way you are ON IT..Love A+A

7:21 PM  
Blogger Randi said...


Joe - Do you realize I haven't visited you at your bloggy in like..FUREVER????

My mom/secretary/computer geek cannot get your linky to work on my bloggy when she adds it to the bloggy rolly scrolly...what the *#&#?

I miss you & need to figure out how to get you on my rolly polly!

Love & Licks,

6:56 AM  
Blogger Emily and Ike said...

You call that a chip?

9:40 AM  
Blogger Noah the Airedale said...

Ahhh we noticed you say chips. We say chips too. We thought you'd say crisps. What on earth am I

Noah x

3:04 PM  
Blogger Teddy said...

I don't know how your dad could enjoy those chips without you two helping him to appreciate them. He's lucky to have you around :)


9:39 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Excellent teachings Joe - I must say with little ones in my house it is much easier to steal a treat when they turn their head or leave their plate unattended! BOL

12:46 PM  

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