I was reminded of Ruby's unusual dining habits after I went out to refill the indoor container with dog food. It was a new bag, so most of it went into the container in the garage. And it was a flavor Ruby hadn't encountered before, because I try to mix it up to keep her from getting bored.
I put two scoops of dog food in her dish and went to sit in my chair. And then I watched as Ruby would take a mouthful of dog food, carry it from her dish to the rug next to the back door, drop it on the rug, and pick up a bit at a time and chew it while looking out the back door. It's something she does pretty regularly.
I guess it's a doggy TV dinner.