One chin-trembling sigh,
or expression of abject despair explains why.
Dogs don’t cancel, get roped into more work (but it’s an emergency! it’s always an emergency!), prioritize everything except what makes them feel good and healthy.
They plead and guilt-trip us into doing what’s natural and necessary for well-being – theirs and ours.
What are you going to do, say no to this face?
Good luck with that.
These expressions have been perfected over tens of thousands of years of evolution.
You’re going to lose, and it’s going to be fun: might as well save time, give in early, and go outside.