Thanks. I love observing how hard he works to communicate appropriately. When he's dead serious about his meal portions he gets quite frustrated when I don't acknowledge it, if I giggle, he sometimes sounds like he is admoninshing me. He doesn't like being laughed at if it's not funny to him so I try not to do that.
And a few times he has been right. I have forgotten to add a portion in his dish, left on the counter for a quick thaw. :-/
"If you can't see his soul when you look in his eyes, then you need a seeing-eye dog"