Joshua asked me to put a bib on his dog today and the following occurred between Joshua and his dog...
Joshua holds up a spoon to his dog's mouth.
"Bite" (aka, "do you want a bite?")
He looks at his dog with a serious face and moves the spoon toward his mouth again.
He then puts the spoon back in his bowl of cereal but quickly picks it up again.
"Bite. Open. Bite"
The spoon touches dog's mouth. Joshua smiles happily and continues to eat some of his cereal himself.