Every time, my behemoth mutt will take a mouthful of his kibble, go into the living room (sometimes the computer room/den), drop it on the ground, and eat the pieces.
He might go back and do this one or two other times, then go on and eat the rest of his bowl at his bowl.
I thought it might have something to do with me – you know, he’s seeking reassurance that he’s not doing a bad thing by eating that food; that it’s not the equivalent of getting into the garbage or something.
But then I noticed he also does this going into rooms where I am not.
Is this some hard-wired, vestigial thing from the wolf-pack ancestors or what?