Sam – our big Newfie – loves the food. Early in life she got too many people treats. Therefore she believes, truly believes, that if she hangs around a food-laden person long enough she will be rewarded.
We have gone long stretches of time – months – without giving her anything. Still, she will follow and sit and look up at us with her big, big brown eyes and make us feel guilty about not giving her food. She doesn’t whine. She doesn’t bark. She just sits and looks.
I just gave her a poached egg and then it dawned on me that I need to pray like Sam begs for food – constantly, expectantly, and with big eyes.