Oh, yes! Francis is also a whiner and he'd be darned surprised to know that he is NOT the world's most "hard done by" dog!! If you listened to all the moaning and whining you'd be calling ASPCA or Humane Society's hotlines and alerting the media. I ignore it most of the times and when it reaches a crescendo I usually laugh and tell him to "be a good doggie and go lie down". Then he harrumphs in disgust and rolls over into the "Franny Flop". It's quite the production.