It was probably a bad idea to let her read while she had her snack.
In the middle of the night, (prime shenanigans time for my pup) we were woken by something that sounded like chhhhhh-thump. Possibly mfffffff-clunk. Unless an inept peg-legged pirate had broken in we doubted it was an intruder. The thumps and clunks continued however, and it seemed wisest to investigate.
Down the stairs, in the kitchen, a switch of the light revealed the dog, nose to her food dish, bumping it around the kitchen to create maximum clamor. The water dish was already shoved against my old fridge.
Both were empty; both were upside-down. Evidently she had no plans to wait patiently till morning for food and water and decided to wake us in the wee hours.
I got the hint.