I know everyone knows what drive by's are, but how many experience trot by's. With all the venting we all do I thought I would share a personal story. My mother had her dog so rotten that he would beg at the table for "little treats" as she called them. We do not and never have permitted feeding animals at the table. Retraining him was a challenge at best. Now, when we are having dinner we get trot by's. He trots by in the dinning room, like he's going to his water dish. On his way, he tilts his head toward us to check it out. If he see's any of us looking back he jerks his head away as if to say," I'm only passing by, I'm not begging". Now he has the two other dogs doing the same thing. We've become a canine ghetto. We have to laugh because it is so comical. Mother, of course , has no clue. Isn't it amazing the simplest things that caretakers can find amusing?