We have had Panchito for a year now and he still covers his eating dish. He will only do this when there is a towel or some fabric under the dish.We think its cute, so not looking for remedies. The dish you see here is not his dish but belongs to his companion Mitzi the Poodle. Any dish will do for Panchito. He must have some sort of compulsive need to cover things up.....or be under cover!