In the wake of the solar eclipse, a friend brought me a solar oven. I've never used such a thing, but she left a cookbook. She encouraged me to cook a chicken to see how it works. Therefore, there is a chicken in a solar oven in my front yard. Lol, I am fairly sure that my dog would figure out that there is food inside were I to leave it in the backyard. The lid is airtight, so no bugs/insects get in. All I have to concern myself with is neighbor curiosity. Perhaps one will have an idea for a more attractive base than an old tv stand.