I’d previously mentioned that fish is Bowpi’s speediest meal.
Strike that. She has since learned to savor her sardines.
First she licks the side of each fish, pausing to get a good whiff and to gauge its temperature or whatever she’s doing. Then she’ll start munching, head first. She’ll pull it out of the bowl and onto the towel, which I’ve laid down precisely to keep things “clean” (Bowdu drags his fish and raw meaty bones out to the backyard and Bowpi is fed in another room with the door shut). Sometimes she’ll give the fish a little shake as she’s chewing. Her meal must be monitored, just in case she decides to fling the fish across the room.
By the time she’s done, it’s a bit of a crime scene all over the towel.