Barkley has this thing about his food. He likes to stare at it. Not in a longing or hungry way. He just sits beside it looking rather upset. What could he be thinking? Eventually, he does eat up all his food. He even licks the bowl clean. And if you try to take the bowl away while there is food in it, he gets even more upset and tries to grab it back.
On the plus side, it makes him easier to sketch and paint because he’s standing very, very still!