My kittens are food mad! I feed them 3/4 times a day and there is always some food left in their bowl so they could go back for more if they wanted but they are always after our food! The children sat at the table with their bolognese last night and i had to keep removing cats from the table as they were trying to eat off the kids plates! The cats are after toast at breakfast time, and have licked the dregs out of my weetabix bowl this morning. They even ate the crisp that got dropped on the floor yesterday! So are these tidbits ok? Are there any foods that will harm them? Any tips for keeping them away from our mealtimes?
I wouldn't let them at the bolognaise - onions and garlic are toxic to cats. One of mine is a right scrounger and I actually fed him a bit of leftover cottage pie before learning that. No obvious ill-effects, but I won't do it again in case the effect is cumulative or something.
Agree with Lizcat about taking them off the table. I had a fun time training one NOT to get on the work surface while I was making a sandwich - it was 1) get bread out 2) remove cat 3) butter one slice 4) remove cat 5) butter other slice 6) remove cat 7) LOOK at packet of ham 8) remove cat and so on ... he waits patiently at my feet with big Puss-from-Shrek eyes now.