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I'm dog-sitting again this weekend and I'm getting pretty good at the logistics of feeding all four of them.

Everybody eats the same thing (no delicate tummies here.) I get them outside, 'cause it's pretty nice out now and put equal portions in four stainless dishes ('cause I'm not sure who's going to end up eating from which dish.)

I keep them close-enough that I can supervise, but separated enough to avoid bloodshed.

Esther eats like she hasn't eaten in a month. Molly's usually not far behind. Then, what they'd really like to do is help Zeke and Dante, who are much more leisurely diners. My job is to discourage that.

My daughter's dogs eat well here because they're running around all day and because they have a hungry Plott hound drooling a few feet away while they're eating.

There's a sense of urgency they just don't have at home.

 

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And does Zeke normally eat as much as Dante, Esther and Molly? Pretty good that they all eat comfortably like that. I have to put the bowls a bit further apart. The boys I have now are not as bad as when the 2 girls were added into the mix. That was always a dangerous proposition. I opted for separate rooms for feeding in those days. Now opposite ends of the kitchen is just fine.
Seems like your place is a bit like doggy day care and everyone has fun. :)
 

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Great shot. I could never feed our boys on the concrete - as soon as the bowl starts to slide they freak out. It's a big race when our 2 eat - they eat side-by-side, then switch to lick the other's bowl. Funny to watch them chow down.
 

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And does Zeke normally eat as much as Dante, Esther and Molly?
No, but he does pretty well for a little guy.

The portions are measured for the larger dogs. Unlike the others, Zeke will eat what he needs and stop. Then I swoop down and pick up the dish before the vultures circling around get a chance to land.

I suppose I could lose a hand doing that but, so far, I've been okay.

as soon as the bowl starts to slide they freak out.
Yeah, there IS that.

I keep waiting for one of the dishes to slide under the gate. That could be a Code Red situation.
 

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Mine are fed on opposite sides of the kitchen. Roxxy will let no one near her food. Butch takes a few pieces into the living room, going back and forth...I gave up trying to stop him years ago. When I had Daja, she learned (very quickly) to eat hers (just like Esther) and leave the others alone...even pushover Butch.

Now the kicker is, Mortimer (the cat) will eat Butch's food and Butch let's him. I have to keep an eye on Mort...you'd think I never fed the cat the way he goes after the dog food! :eek:
 

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That's a great picture. Four hounds heads down. LOL

Mine eat side by side, then lick the others' bowls when they're done. This is from when B'asia was still a punk:



Notice the high-tech bowl holders. (Cinder Blocks)
 

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Mine eat in their crates.That way no one has to worry about their food being eaten by anyone else.
 

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That's a nice pic, in a "calm before the storm" kind of way, lol.

If I am physically present both dogs will eat their bowl then wait for the other to finish.

If I am not, Webster starts getting thin, and Kim quickly becomes rather well-padded.
 
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