Our boy Lucky did something pretty strange last night. He hadn’t eaten much that day, so we put down about 450 grams of raw chicken for him to eat. He got into it right away and seemed to be enjoying his meal. After finishing about 2/3 of it, he promptly stood up and started pushing his towel on top of the food (he has a towel to lie on in the living room). After completely covering the remaining chicken, he sat back down and continued watching TV with us. We were watching a Discovery Channel documentary on wolves, so Lucky was quite interested.
We left the chicken covered just to see if he would do anything with it. After about an hour, it was time to go to bed. When I opened the door to the bedroom, he went straight in, paying no thought to the food he had buried under his towel. We tossed the food as it was covered with his fur.
Has anybody else’s dog done this sort of thing before? He has done this with his vomit when he’s gotten sick in the past, but never with food. Why would a dog do this?