Many authorities attempt to restrain visitors from feeding the animals in their charge, but such a restriction, even if practicable, is not all gain, for animals in captivity are less inclined to mope, and are more intelligent and tamer, if they become accustomed to regard visitors as pleasant sources of tit-bits.
If you're feeling lonely, don't just sit home and mope.
If you sense your roommate is having a bad day, go study in the library for a few hours so he/she can mope in peace.
Some pets may mope until their owner returns, but most dogs will make the adjustment to kennel life if they are being well cared for.
mope the meantime, Darren doesn't spend his days moping around, worrying about how long he has left.