03/12/2012 at 02:00 PM EDT
Maria Menounos's dog has had it up to here with the new man in her mom's life.
"Mommy, how come you're always dancing with Derek Hough and you're never playing with me anymore?" says a weepy Menounos, in the voice of her pooch, Baby, in a new video she shared on her WhoSay page
host, a contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars
, has been training vigorously for next week's premiere
and admits to "doggie neglect" in the video. But, as she laments, "It happens when you become a dancer."
It seems the TV personality's beloved brood of pets, which includes several other dogs
, could care less about the cha-cha-cha.
"We don't care if you're a dancer," says Baby. "We miss you."