Mine was a bit of a joke too.
I wouldn't let a small child do it, but with each of my rescues, I did a similar thing. I would give them the bowl, take it away, and give it back. I wanted to be sure they knew it was my food and that I controlled the resources in the house. I still have all of my fingers.
Lila mit der Floppy-Ohr
Teddy the Fearless
Chaz the Spaz
Pokey - you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone
Zoey - may you catch the UPS man
Auggie -may you find the peace you never had