I'm sure this has been brought up before...in fact I think I may have posted a thread on it a few years ago but I can't find it? Anyway, last night, I was doing some work on the computer and Collin, who was sick, was lounging on the couch. Duncan was lying down next to me on his blanket. He looked bored and since it was already 9pm, dark and pouring rain, I couldn't take him to the park down the road. (He had already been once!) So I thought, well, I'll give him a pig's ear to chew on thinking that would cheer him up a little So I gave it to him and he took it happily. But a few minutes go by and I notice he is walking all around the house with it in his mouth, back and forth, back and forth. And then he started whining . I started to feel terrible, I gave it to him to enjoy but it seemed to be causing him all sorts of stress!!! I tried to get him to lie down with me again and chew it but he wanted no part of that....he walked around and around looking for a hiding spot, checking the couches, the corners of all the rooms...he jumped up next to me and tried burying it under my afghan but changed his mind. Then he jumped on the couch with Collin and tried burying it under the pillows. That was no good either. He finally hid it in the bathroom of all places in plain sight, next to the scale!! Then he relaxed and laid back down quietly!! I don't understand his motivation.....why hide it? I felt terrible that I stressed him out when I was just trying to make him happy!! Does anyone know or have a theory on why dogs do this? I know some dogs that never hide anything and then there is Duncan who hides everything! I used to think it was because he was a stray and never wanted to run out of food again but...a pig ear isn't really food and he doesn't hide food. Thank God, or my house would stink!