Cats and dogs think that if they stare at you hard enough when you're dishing up their food, they'll get it faster.
I have 2 cats and a dog. When I dish up their food they stare at me and kind of run around all excited. I ask "What in the Hell do you dingbats want?" Their body language says "I want my food NOW dumbass! What in the Hell do you THINK we want?"