They really are smarter than expected
When I feed Kaiser I put part of his food in a Kong that goes in his bowl along with the rest of his food. Typically I'll reach in and help him pour out the food in the Kong, however yesterday things didn't work out as he expected. While he eats I'll stand beside him and pet him. He growls a little but generally ignores me and just eats. But yesterday he actually barked. So I walked off, figure out how to get the rest of your food yourself then sporto.
He chased after me with this look like 'but.....! what about the rest of my dinners????'
I guess it's one of those things you just have to see but I died laughing and helped him get the rest of his food out.
It just cracked me up that he had that much understanding of what was going on and his reaction to me walking away.