I’ve written before about how it’s the dogs’ jobs to clean up plates and bowls. Enzo has long since learned to lick plates placed on the floor, and now anticipates them eagerly. That’s fine after dinner, but at breakfast or lunch there is often only one item to lick. So what I do is offer each dog his or her turn while I hold it, and they all get at least an opportunity at their share. I always invite Enzo first, but he has been too cautious. While Bisou and Luca get their share, Enzo seems to be channeling the early Bisou, “No point to a full stomach if you’re dead.”
Until recently. Now he approaches and gets his licks! I’m proud of him.