Earlier this evening, Snickers (L) was instructing Martha in the fine art of subliminal begging as they were aware of the bacon/swiss burger that I cooked for dinner.
Yea, I know you are supposed to discourage begging behavior like that, but life is short and dead is for a very long time. . . even dogs understand that, which is why they make better use of their time than we humans usually do.
Lighten up and give them a piece of bacon.