My dogs are getting older; Kasey is 13.5 years old, and Decker (featured) is 12.5 years old. As dogs age, they develop health problems, as do people. Kasey, the female, is in early kidney failure, although the medication and prescription dog food that we've been giving her for the past five months seem to help keep it in control.
She is not wild about the prescription dog food, so she won't eat her food in the morning. Decker doesn't like to eat first thing in the morning, so he usually leaves his food until 10 or 11 am. If we don't watch, Kasey will go over and eat Decker's food. Decker is not crazy about that, as you would imagine.
Lately, we have noticed that he tries to cover his bowl in what we think is an attempt to "hide" the food from Kasey (above). I happened to catch him in the act a few days ago (below).
The funniest thing, however, is that Decker is attempting to hide Kasey's food. Since we have hardwood floors, we have heard little "dings" on the floor. I've caught him taking her food out of her bowl, piece-by-piece, dropping it on the floor, covering it with her placemat, and turning her bowl upside-down. Unfortunately, I haven't had the camera with me, but I'll catch him!
Do your animals do anything quirky?