We have a simple rule nobody gets anything until we are finished eating. Apache never begs or feels he needs to be close. Kiya doesn't beg but she must lay by my chair, just in case anything might fall on the floor. Lakota is following in Kiya's paws, she's even tried to take over Kiya's spot. Our problem is hubby feeding the kitty, he waits till we're done eating but kitty doesn't grasp that concept. So kitty gets into a frenzy and starts clawing hubby's leg, I just smile.
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02
Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04
Lakota - WGSD 1/13/10