Step 1: Look intently and straight at your boss's face. Let him know you are THERE.
Step 2: If your boss ignored you, try threatening him/her. For example, say "Give me the food or I shall claw you; see my dog-cula claws? See, see?"
Step 3: If both earlier steps failed, try looking at the food intently instead. You might just have a hidden telepathic power to move things!!
Step 4: If all above didn't work, try the last tactic. Stick out those pinky tongue and act cute!!! If this still doesn't work, GOOD LUCK! You are on your own, buddy!