So, I think Harry went through a weird phase because he knows something is coming...he's not quite sure what yet, but something! (Update: he's eating from his bowl again!) Despite all his quirkiness and terrifiedness (sic), sometimes he can be brave...
This may look like a submissive pup on his back playing with his big brother, but don't be fooled! Tru had been playing fetch with this squirrel (and me) and came back and dropped it. Harry swooped in as soon as he had the chance! He tried to play coy as he rolled on his back, but Tru had no chance of getting that squirrel back! The sound effects are too cute....Truman moans and groans because he wants that toy so badly!
Then Harry went in for the kill! He attacked the squirrel, and Truman knew he had no hope. He stretched out his back legs, constantly wagging his tail, and gave up. Sometimes Harry really is in charge!!!
On a side note, Truman absolutely knows something's coming, but he has fully accepted it. No worries about him and baby!!! ;)
This is usually where he is when I can't find him! Harry won't step foot in there!
So just about a week ago, I noticed Harry acting weird around his food bowl. He was minding his own business eating his food, and then I heard a bark. Tru checked on him from the kitchen, and our house guest, aka Harry's BFF Ellie, also walked around the corner to see what was going on. He barked again and ran away from his bowl, so I shooed the other pups away and let Harry continue on with his business. NBD, right?
WRONG! Every night from then on, he gets all excited to eat, but is terrified of his bowl. He won't go near the darn thing! I tried a different bowl, letting him eat directly from my hand and eventually moving it away to try to get him back in the bowl, but all to no avail. Last night I (because I'm so sick of hand-feeding him) I decided to put his food on a paper plate because I thought maybe he just didn't like the constrictions of the bowl.
You can see how well that turned out...he STILL acts like a weirdo around the plate, and will only eat the food if I pour it on the ground.
Even then, he takes a few pieces as fast as he can, and then backs away to eat it. It's like I'm torturing him!!!
This guy just sits and watches wondering why his brother is such a freak! ;) I think he's also hoping that Harry will just give in to his general fear of the world, and then he will have a chance to swoop in on that leftover food! ;)