They say it's a dog-eat-dog world.
Sometimes, though, it's a small-dog-wants-to-eat-his-food-and-will-go-to-any-lengths-to-protect-it world.
Case in point: the following video features a tiny canine intent on saving every last kernel of sustenance for himself, refusing to budge in the face of an aggressive antagonist who really wants a bite.
We know how dogs react when a magician makes their treat disappear... but how do they respond when a minute creature won't abandon the food bowl?
Watch and learn:
Where does this rank among the cutest dog videos in recent memory?
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