Ashton: Today, we are practicing the sad face. This is important when you think dinner is late. Or just when you want it to hurry up.
Sit carefully in a location near where you would normally be fed. this allows the offending peep to notice that there is a vacancy that can be filled with a food bowl. Then lean forward a little, like you’re feeling weak because you haven’t eaten in so long. Finally, make your eye really big. It’s OK if you have two eyes, but you have to make them both big and sad. That’s probably more work than just doing it with one eye, so make sure you practice. Like this…
Sometimes the peep isn’t very bright, and it doesn’t work. It isn’t your fault. It just means you’re going to have to pull out all the stops to get through to them.
Meow pitifully to be sure you have the peep’s attention, then lay down right where you want the food to be while giving them the sad eye. Even the thickest-headed peep can’t miss that there’s no food in that location now, because they know you wouldn’t lay down on your food.
Practice, practice, practice, and you’ll get fed every time. You don’t think I got this Rubenesque figure by not knowing how to get extra food from the peeps, do you?