08/15/2014 02:23 pm ET Updated Aug 15, 2014

Chirpy Bird Serenades Dog During His Dinner With Sweet Melodies

This dog is getting five-star restaurant treatment like it's nothing.

In a video uploaded to YouTube, Bart the dog chows down and enjoys his feast, complete with tableside musical accompaniment provided by Rosie the cockatiel. And let's not forget the great window view. For Bart, this seems like a pretty normal occurrence. He munches on while his feathered friend chirps her heart out but doesn't look at all impressed because, after all, this is simply what the upper echelons are used to.

At the 1:00 mark, Bart looks like he's had enough of his meal and leaves, probably to take a luxurious bubble bath. Meanwhile, Rosie quickly moves to her next gig -- serenading the flower pot.

If only our meals were like this every day.

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