I am suffering through that right now on the canine side. New puppy.
The abuse starts out with the creature coming up to my desk chair with a toy in his mouth. I must throw the toy, or the creature will suffer irreparable emotional abuse.
This goes on for some time. But, at a later point, seeing I still have to get some work done, I stop throwing the toy, and ignore the creature. This angers the creature, which then verbally abuses me by growling with the toy in his mouth, clearly meaning THROW THE DAMN TOY, and DO IT NOW!!!!!
How long must we put up with this abuse?