Our Penny does a very strange thing with her food.
I have mentioned before how she is the laziest tyke in the world and insists on lying down to eat, but she has another little quirk that I have noticed for the last while.
I feed her a lot of dry food. The stuff comes in dirty great sacks and stinks something rotten, but she loves it. She lies in between her food dish and her water dish so she can drink with her meal without even getting up.
Now the food I give her comes in loads of little shapes and colours. Some are round and some are square. Some are shaped like little bones and some are shaped like little hearts. I presume the shapes are supposed to represent what part of the dog they are good for, but that's neither here nor there.
Penny likes the food. She tends to eat a bit and then leave some for later so there is no feeding time as such – just a constant topping up process.
I have noticed though that each time I go to top up he bowl there is always just one piece spilled on the floor. And it's always a heart.
I thought at first she didn't like the taste of the heart pieces but she always eats the rest, and just leaves one on the floor.
Once she left two hearts, but I think that may have been a mistake. She hasn't done it since.