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Old 05-16-2011, 10:16 PM
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Suddenly Scared of Food Bowl?!

What. The. Eff.

This dog is going crazy, I'm convinced.

Suddenly, he runs from his food bowl. But...

-only at dinner time (breakfast is no problem)
-only with dog food in it (I put treats in it and he POUNCED on them)

Oh, and it's not the food. I put the same freaking food in a white bowl, and he ate it like no problem.

What's up with THAT?

Go ahead. Explain it to me.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:17 PM
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lol, i have NO idea... hmm... is it metal? maybe at night it reflects some light from the house that doesn't show up the same earlier in the day?
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Could it be the noise it makes going in? Is it a metal bowl?
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Maybe you've been poking around and moving things to much
Seriously though, I agree with what fawkese said if it's metal, if not then I have no clue.
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Nope, not metal - just a plastic bowl. The same dark blue bowl he's been eating out of for the last 3 years.

Also, the food is dehydrated raw food, so it's silent when I scoop it in and when I add water and mix it up - it makes no sound and he's all eager to eat.

It's like OMG IT'S DINNER TIME then when it's time to actually eat the food it's like OMG THE FOOD IS GONNA EAT ME! ("In Soviet Russia, dog food eats dogs!" Dang it, Wally, this is America you communist dog!)

And then when I put some of the food on my fingers and he eats it off my fingers (right over the bowl) and then with a little encouragement, he starts eating...and then he scarfs down the whole bowl full of food. No fear, hesitation, slow eating while scanning around - nope. His head is all up on the bowl, tongue wiping it clean with his tags tapping the bowl a bit as they always do when he's trying to lick the remnants from the curve in the bowl.

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Maybe you've been poking around and moving things to much

Yeah, I must have flipped a few switches I shouldn't have and moved a couple brain cells to the wrong part of the brain!!

So...where's that undo button? Or that "User Guide to Wally's Brain?"

Oh wait, he didn't come with one...*sigh*
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That is so weird. Uh...vet check for a thyroid problem? Feed on a plate until then? I really have no idea.

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Yeah, I must have flipped a few switches I shouldn't have and moved a couple brain cells to the wrong part of the brain!!

So...where's that undo button? Or that "User Guide to Wally's Brain?"

Oh wait, he didn't come with one...*sigh*
Maybe there's a reset button?
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Maybe there's a reset button?
If there is one, I have a feeling it won't be in a place I really want to put my fingers...
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