Atlas: Why do you think Dad tries to starve us?
Mozzie: He doesn’t try to starve us.
Rico: At least Mom remembers to give us bully sticks in the morning so that we can avoid starvation before breakfast.
Atlas: Do you think Dad can’t tell time?
Mozzie: He can tell time. Sometimes he just doesn’t think it’s time to feed us.
Rico: He’s a human. They do make mistakes.
Atlas: Don’t you think when I’m collapsing from lack of food (like in the photo above) that should be enough?
Mozzie: Hmmm. How can we tell when you are lacking food and when you are in need of petting?
Rico: He only needs food twice a day. He needs petting if he’s awake.
Atlas: Do you think I could train Dad to pet me while I eat?