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. :-)

7 comments:

Fio said...

Cute :-)))

Sakiwi said...

How delightfully quirky!

B Squared said...

Our dogs, when they got older, would bury their bones under our pillows.

Jilly said...

I've had older dogs do this. I suppose it's when they don't want to eat, don't feel like it, whatever - and so they hide food for later, which is normal dog behaviour of course - like burying bones. Nice photo.

D said...

well, someone has to save some food in case times get REALLY bad!

BeachILike said...

He Look hungry! Same as me!

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Jeremy Fountain said...

Cute. Our cats try to bury their milk bowl. Never water, only milk. Unfortunately for them we have HW floors so it's really just a bit of theater on their part. We have taken several videos.

Enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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