Blue LOVES food. Put food in his bowl, blink, and the bowl is empty. In an effort to get him to slow down a bit we bought a new bowl that is like a maze.
It looks like this:
When we first gave him dinner in his new bowl he was totally bewildered. He could no longer just inhale his food and be done. He had to work for it. He’d try to take a few bites and then look at me and my husband as if to say, “Okay, jerks, this is NOT funny. What are you doing to me?” But her persevered and ate his dinner.
Now it seems a little bit more like a game to him, though probably still a slightly infuriating. And on the upside, he’s also getting a little exercise while he eats. He goes round and round and round his bowl as he tries to get each piece of kibble out and into his tummy.