Moosie likes to sit on the sofa with his head hung over the side or resting on the table next to the sofa and whine. That is his signal to come and pet me. His other is when he wants to go out. He sits at the back door and whines. Normally his whining stimulates a conversation between the two of us, and he sits and cocks his head to one side and seriously considers what I say...LOL (I like to think so!)...I would not change a thing!