My dog always has to go outside when I play Heroes Of The Storm with my friends. At first I thought I just noticed it more when playing online because of the inconvenience of telling everybody, “AFK doggy BIO.” in voice chat and then leaving for a while as I take her outside. But I’m starting to think that she actually wants to go outside more often when I’m playing online. Or at least I think she really comes over and stares at me more.
Action shot of her staring at me while I’m online gaming, doesn’t it look like she wants something?
Ordinarily when she needs to go potty she comes over to where I am in the house and just kind of stares at me for a bit. So when she stares at me as I game I assume she needs out. But sometimes while I’m gaming she’ll come over and stare at me thirty minutes after she was just out. That’s statistically unusual for her. So what gives?
Staring at me doesn’t necessarily mean she needs to do her business. If I’m eating for example it just means she wants some of my food. And other times she just wants to be petted and then she’ll wander off and go to sleep. So what if the staring during Heroes of the Storm is something else, besides begging for food or attention or needing to water the lawn?
I’m starting to think it’s because I’m on voice chat. I wonder if she’s just confused about why I’m talking out loud when nobody else is home. She must think I’m going completely insane! Maybe she wonders if I’m talking to her, and she’s staring at me trying to figure out what I want her to do. She’s like, “I’m right here, why are you telling me to ‘push top lane’, whatever that means?”
I’m going to continue to take her outside when she stares at me because if I’m wrong and she does need to ‘start streaming’ I want her to do it outside. But maybe after the third Doggy Bio Break in one gaming session I’ll wait a bit before going again. I think we’re both just totally confused by the others behavior.