This is what Melly does when she is trying to get my attention and request food. In true Melly fashion, it's slightly ridiculous.
"Oh, woe is me. I am so hungry."
"Observe my sad, droopy paws. They are hungry paws."
"I no longer have the energy to mug for the camera." [flop]
"Ok, seriously, that was quite a performance.
I clearly deserve food for it."