So I brought home 3 pig ears for the pups and, after I handed it to them, realized that it was past their meal time. Hmm. Wait until they finish the ears, or put down the bowls and watch what happens? I chose the latter.

MacKenzie, my calm and rational dog, simply dropped her ear and came into the kitchen to eat her food. Once finished, she calmly returned to her ear and continued to chew.
Madigan, my crazy border collie, flipped out. Ear? Food? Ear? Food? She ran between the ear on the carpet and me while I was scooping out her food, all in a tizzy. Oops, better get back to that ear before somebody takes it. Oops, better get back to that bowl before mom gives it to somebody else. I thought her brains were going to explodiate. She eventually settled by her bowl to finish her food, then went back to her ear.
Murphy, as I expected, wasn't going to budge from her little corner with her ear. Nope. Not going to leave this. No way, no how. So to make sure that the others didn't scarf her food, I brought the bowl to her and set it beside her. She happily munched the ear, occasionally stopping to gaze into the bowl, making sure there was still food in it. Once satisfied, she'd go back to the ear. She didn't eat until the ear was finished.
Strangely enough, not one of them tried to take the others' ear while it was unattended.
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So I brought home 3 pig ears for the pups and, after I handed it to them, realized that it was past their meal time. Hmm. Wait until they finish the ears, or put down the bowls and watch what happens? I chose the latter.

LOL!
I'm surprised that no one chose to carry their pig's ear to the bowl, and possess all of their resources at the same time. I'm betting at least two of mine would take this approach... though I doubt I'll ever find out, since Pig's Ears are now an established bedtime treat and supper takes place hours before.

Only know that there is no spork.
So I brought home 3 pig ears for the pups and, after I handed it to them, realized that it was past their meal time. Hmm. Wait until they finish the ears, or put down the bowls and watch what happens? I chose the latter.

if i did that, i'd bet that Manu would bring the ear to his bowl, eat both, then stand over Lola's dinner bowl until she finished her ear and ate her food. then he'd lick her bowl, and check for traces of dropped ear.

yes, he's a pig.
-kelly
So I brought home 3 pig ears for the pups ... the bowls and watch what happens? I chose the latter.

LOL! I'm surprised that no one chose to carry their pig's ear to the bowl, and possess all of their ... doubt I'll ever find out, since Pig's Ears are now an established bedtime treat and supper takes place hours before.

Exactly. Not pig ears, but bully stix. Bodhi loves to chew on bully stix,
Coda does too, but isn't nearly as food oriented as Bodhi. (Read: If he had thumbs, I could probably teach Bodhi to type out emails with treats as incentive! ha!)
Bodhi will take his stix TO his food dish & drop it in. If I'm in the kitchen
and they know it's close to meal time, Bodhi stands between me & the bowl, looks at it, then at me, then at the bowl. He will NOT leave his stix anywhere that Coda might even be able to look at it.

Coda, OTOH, will leave ANY food item, even his regular meal, if I even mention getting the frisbee out.
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