Sunday, April 5, 2009
Hide and Seek
A few months ago, Decker, my 13-year old Welsh Terrier, suddenly started trying to "bury" his dog food every morning. He tries to cover it with his placemat and leaves it under the corner of the counter, in front of the refrigerator (as in this video) or in the middle of the floor. During the day, he'll walk over, sneak his nose under the cover and eat a kibble or two. I happened to have the camera out the other day when he started, and tried to upload a video, but I just couldn't get it to take. Instead, I offer this photo.
In the wild, canines (and other animals) cover their food to save it for themselves. We figure this is a natural instinct for him, but we wonder why he's doing it at this advanced age.
The funny thing is that he will also try to bury Kasey's food at times, particularly if she is sitting next to me or getting attention. :-)