When pets are hungry for food, some will plead with “puppy-dog” eyes in the hopes their owners will quickly provide food for them while others opt to take a more dramatic route, making a terrible scene when they are hungry.
A Japanese social media user recently shared a video of his own Shiba Inu Maru who was “so angry that he tossed his bowl” because his owner forgot to feed it.
The social media user later attached another cat video filmed by a Russian owner with a drastically different approach; because it had no food to eat, it resorted to poking its bowl in a sad dejected manner, amusing even more online users.
Maru lives in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, Japan, and appeared to be quite familiar with this “beg-for-food ritual.”
That night, it seemed to be dissatisfied with its owner for not providing its meal in a timely manner, so it first tried to hurry up the process by emitting a series of loud barks.
When that didn’t work, he went into another room to carry out its bowl, and in the next second, threw its head 90 degrees to the right to toss the bowl angrily on the floor.
Its rebellious attitude immediately garnered the attention of many online, with the video now reaching over 1.5 million views.
— 柴犬まる (@marutheshiba) July 17, 2021
In the video, the owner appeared to be asking his dog to calm down first before giving him the food; however, Maru was apparently extremely hungry and refused to listen to his owner’s instructions at all.
Its angry performance was apparently an act of defiance and it looked as to say, “I’m hungry, give me the food!”
The owner also voiced his shock at the action and commented loudly in the video, “OMG!”
The Japanese social later shared another TikTok video of a Russian man and his cat though the ending was quite a bit different from his.
Also due to there being no food, the cat kept fiddling with its iron bowl dejectedly, waiting for food to come. No matter how the owner called or patted it, it didn’t respond, seemingly entirely absorbed in its own misery.
The video also received many laughs from others online.
— 岩井洋一(柔術新聞&ジャズギター) (@busujiujitsu) July 15, 2021
After seeing the Shiba Inu video, many included “voiceovers” for the dog, commenting, “I told you to put the food in”.
Others said the dog was being “unreasonable but cute”, while another said, “I can’t stop laughing; it’s really too cute.”