We acquired Mimi from our local RSPCA (animal shelter) when she was 8 weeks old and she is now 16 months old. Occasionally I will give her a small bone to munch on outside in the back garden. Once she has polished it and it is clean she is allowed to bring it indoors and continue to chew on it. Minutes later, she comes to me, stands by my side, puts the bone on my lap and starts chewing on it! No matter how often I remove it, she brings it back. It seems she needs to be near me when she eats. I can pat her at the same time, it doesn't bother her. Is anyone's dog doing the same? Or anyone know why she does this?