Bone time! When I need 10 to 15 minutes of quiet time I grab a few Rachael Ray Bones and all 3 Four Legged come Running! Initially Rufus ate the bone as fast as we could next to me in hopes of receiving another bone, but now he goes to his “bone spot” to enjoy! Rufus runs up the stairs and eats his bone in my office. He then stands at the top of the steps waiting to see if he should come back down for a second bone!
Bailey runs down the hallway and enjoys her bone on my bed. She is the slowest eater. She likes to take her time and savor each piece. Since she is Alpha no one bothers her while she is on the bed! If my bedroom door happens to be closed she stands in the hallway until someone finds her another spot or the door is opened. When I initially brought her home from the shelter she didn’t know what to do with a bone and would just stare at it. When she realized it was food you had to be careful as she didn’t want anyone near her while she ate.
Riley heads over to the couch to eat almost all of his food. He just assumes that food will always be here and has lost several bones over the years. He sets them down and regardless of which dog has lived here someone steals it and then he wanders around trying to remember where he left it! Since the “Big Dogs” have arrived he has gotten better at not leaving his bones in random places! The couch in the family room is officially “Riley’s couch” and I don’t suggest sitting on it. We are due for a new couch and I have no idea how we are going to make the transition without a meltdown!