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I've noticed that my girls would much rather eat their food off of the floor than out of their bowl. :roll: They wont touch their food for most part of the day but if its on the floor they gobble it allllll up. I thought it might just be a litle bit of food but i dumped their bowl on the floor one time and they just ate it up like it was their last meal! :shock: Does anyone's chis prefer food from the floor or are mine weird?
 

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Marcus loves to eat off the floor! :roll: He actually scoops the food out of his dish to the floor. It is weird! I thought it was just his little routine.
 

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Two of my dogs...the chi and the Keeshond, prefer to eat off the carpet, but not the hardwood floor. Their food starts out in their bowls, but ends up on the carpet. :roll: Taz eats hers immediately straight out of the bowl :)
 

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if I don't get the cheese melted just right on his RC then he will put it on the floor and brake it apart with his feet... sometimes he makes a really big mess and I have to tell him to clean it up.. then he will eat all his food out of the dish and then pick up the food on the floor... It is like he is saving the best for last or something..
 

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Charley doesn't eat off the floor, but he will pick out the pieces of food he doesn't like and put them on the floor by the bowl! Picky little thing!

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Cooper likes to drop stuff on the floor and eat it. So does OmaKitty. I tell them not to but they don't listen. :roll:
 

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Pedro will grab a bite from his bowl and run from the kitchen to the living room where his comfy furry pillow is and gobble it up. Sometimes he ends up eating his food before he gets to the pillow... talk about an exhausting dinner.
 

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Angel usually eats out of her bowl. I bought her very shallow cat dishes because she doesn't like anything deeper. But there have been times when she will take a mouthful from the bowl and toss it on the floor. Almost like rolling dice in Yahtzee. LOL!! Then she will eat that up at her leisure. :D
 

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I never gave this a thought but thinking back now,,seems like all my chihuahuas have liked food on the floor better than in the bowl. I think this is probably an instinct behavior of some kind. Or it could also be that lots of food in a bowl is overwhelming. My dogs will eat just about anything you hand feed them but may not eat the very same thing in a bowl. Goofy dogs! :lol: And all of them will take a mouthful of dry food, go somewhere else, drop it on the floor and eat it one tiny piece at a time. At any rate anything on the floor is decidedly better tasting than in a bowl! :lol: :lol:

Oh, and i almost forgot this one: Two dogs, two bowls of food with the exact same thing in each....two dogs eat each other's food.
Conclusion:
Someone else's food always tastes better than your own. :lol:
 

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JOLIE'SMOM said:
Oh, and i almost forgot this one: Two dogs, two bowls of food with the exact same thing in each....two dogs eat each other's food.
Conclusion:
Someone else's food always tastes better than your own. :lol:
Looks like they buy into that "the grass is always greener" thing too. :lol:
 

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chimommy said:
Angel usually eats out of her bowl. I bought her very shallow cat dishes because she doesn't like anything deeper. But there have been times when she will take a mouthful from the bowl and toss it on the floor. Almost like rolling dice in Yahtzee. LOL!! Then she will eat that up at her leisure. :D
I love threads like this where we all get to compare how weird and quirky our babies are when they're doing the most everyday things. It just makes me love chi's all the more when I read stuff like this. :lol:
 

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I know what you mean Rachael! Taco gets as many as he can in his mouth from the bowl and runs into the front room, scatters them all over the rug and then runs around on the rug and eats them, then goes back into the kitchen for more and repeats the whole process until it's gone. Must be a small dog thing.....because there's no way Buster is going to leave his food bowl until every little piece is gone! lol
 

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seems to be a chi thing. vixie will take a peice out bring it to the livingroom, drop it on the floor nudge it round for a few mins then eat it...shell do this 3-5 peices at a time then take a nap or play for a while...if it was tiny kibble id be worried that shes not eating enough however for somereason she preferes the spaniels larger bite dog food to her own tiny bite (same brand so no tummy upsets)
with wet food it has to be on a flat plate rather than in a dish because otherwise she wont eat it, she hates putting her nose IN the dish (mabe because their nose are so short a regular dish obstructs their line of site?)

vixies also a little strange in that with wet food she doesnt like to get it on her muzzle/lips/anywhere BUT her mouth and so will pull her lips back in what looks like a snarl before she starts eating...

my opinion...so long as shes eating...do whatever makes you feel good...lol
 

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Pedro will grab a bite from his bowl and run from the kitchen to the living room where his comfy furry pillow is and gobble it up. Sometimes he ends up eating his food before he gets to the pillow... talk about an exhausting dinner.
Jazzy does this too....except she has to drop it on the carpet and bat it around a few times before she eats it. :D

And yes, it is an exhausting dinner. She usually has to take a nap after a few trips back and forth. This is the reason why I free feed. :lol:

Oh, and she does not like to eat out of a metal bowl. I had some stainless steel dog bowls and she won't eat out of them at all. She will eat out of plastic dishes, but really prefers her glass bowls. Talk about picky.... :lol:
 

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I tried an experiment with Cooper last night. Here are the results:

1 tablespoon of Wellness canned, mixed with 1/4 cup Innova. Placed mixture in ceramic doggy bowl the subject picked out at Petsmart about a year ago. Food was inhaled, no chewing involved.

Ceramic bowl was sitting next to stainless steel bowl the subject picked out on the same trip as the ceramic bowl. It contained 1/4 cup Innova and no canned food. The subject did not notice it sitting there. Had not noticed for an entire week.

After dinner was ingested, researchers put the 1/4 cup Innova that was resting in the stainless steel bowl into the ceramic bowl.

The subject approached the bowl cautiously. He sniffed the bowl for 20 seonds, looking for something which researchers assumed was the missing canned food.

Once the subject concluded that the new food contained in the ceramic did not include the canned food, he took each piece of food out of the bowl and placed the kibble neatly on the carpet.

Once all the kibble was removed, the subject returned to the ceramic bowl for further investigation. Sniffing occurred for approximately 20 seconds with an ocassional glance at the kibble. The stainless steel bowl was never under investigation.

The subject returned to the dry kibble and continued his investigation by sniffing - then began pawing at the kibble, dispersing it further onto the carpet. The feline subject approached our canine, looked at him, looked at the kibble and hissed before walking off in disgust.

Our subject watched the feline as she disappeared into the hallway, as he stood over the dry kibble. Once the feline was out of sight, the subject picked up each piece, placing the kibble back into the ceramic bowl.

The subject then sat by the bowl for approximately 3 minutes. He had a look of confusion on his face and was obviously weighing his options. After thinking through his plan of action, our subject approached the Greenies box in the dining area of the kitchen and barked. He was given a Greenie which he took from the kitchen area to the carpeted area near the ceramic and stainless bowls.

The subject placed the Greenie into the stainless steel bowl - a move which caught researchers off guard. He then ate 4 pieces of kibble after removing them from the ceramic bowl.

Still confused by the kibble, the subject belched loudly. He then turned to the stainless bowl, retrieved the Greenie and jumped on the couch to devour his after-dinner treat.

The kibble was not touched again.
 
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