Empty Dish

Me: (Hears something plastic being pushed, dropped and rolled down the hallway) Bear, should I ask what you are doing or just wait until you get here?
Bear: (Stops making noise) Mom! My food dish is EMPTY!
Me: The one in your kennel you dumped out this morning?
Bear: Yes! It's empty!
Me: That generally happens when you upend your bowl.
Bear: Mother! I'm hungry! I need more food.
Me: Bear, you have better than half a bag of food in and around your kennel because you turn your dish upside down every time I fill it up.
Bear: So?
Me: So, eat the food in and around your kennel. 
Bear: But it's dirty!
Me: Really? You want to go there?
Bear: SIGH

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