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Cat is Being Perfectly Reasonable

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Toddlerteaplease Wed 03-Aug-16 03:53:50

My parents cat has to be escorted to his food bowl. My dad thinks this is unreasonable. I and said cat think this is perfectly reasonable as its their fault if they keep it upstairs in their spare room. --I think they are mean using disposable party bowls as well.--grinhmm

cozietoesie Wed 03-Aug-16 09:32:23

The height of reasonableness. smile

I announce to my old boy that food will be coming in five specifically to allow him to make the mental adjustment from - usually - sleep. (I also carry him to his bowl but that ought, perhaps, to be more attributable to his poor hips than to his sensibilities. grin)


KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 03-Aug-16 09:33:55

I had a cat who would only drink out of a mug.

You just have to get on with these things.

cozietoesie Wed 03-Aug-16 09:34:45

Sorry - I'm assuming they're using those waxed paper dishes. hmm

Toddlerteaplease Wed 03-Aug-16 09:38:09

No plastic disposable ones that you use at parties for jelly and ice cream. Poor boy. grinwink

cozietoesie Wed 03-Aug-16 09:43:35


Seniorboy has white china bowls to eat from. ( He had some other bowls until I had to replace a couple and discovered how much they came in at - leftover from his days with my mother. They're now in a cupboard for high days and holidays.)

Toddlerteaplease Wed 03-Aug-16 09:50:30

My pair have a ridiculously overpriced fish shaped one. Poor boy.

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Wed 03-Aug-16 09:54:43

Mine has to be escorted to the food bowl even though it's in the kitchen. I think he doesn't like to risk there being no food and having to come all the way back to the next room to fetch somebody so makes sure he has a human slave go with him. He also won't eat anything he hasn't seen you put in his bowl right before eating, even if he saw you put it in is bowl not 10 minutes ago. Often I have to pretend to squeeze fresh food from the packet over his food that I put out recently because he won't eat it otherwise.

Bloody good job he's cute! grin

Missgraeme Wed 03-Aug-16 10:01:12

Mine don't have to be escorted as they sit in food delivery area every night from 9pm until dh delivers. If they are peckish before that they camp under kids chairs in the kitchen waiting for a bowl of vegetables. Are they the only tabby cats who eat peas +carrots +broccoli +cauliflower?? They do prefer a China bowl and ds (2)will proceed to empty my cupboard and line up clean ones to put said vegetables in!!

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 03-Aug-16 10:02:55

My cats have those brown ones with 'cat' written on.

Am I failing them??

Toddlerteaplease Wed 03-Aug-16 10:11:39

We used to have a cat that was a bigger for stealing food off our plates. She ate everything. Spaghetti Bol was a favourite!

cozietoesie Wed 03-Aug-16 10:21:04

I just pop into local charity shops when I'm passing. Very often, they have sets or part sets of china cereal bowls that suit perfectly. The white China bowls were 'oatmeal bowls' bought new with a view to his - now very very poor - eyesight. Dirt cheap.

Allergictoironing Wed 03-Aug-16 10:56:22

I'm even more shocked that they keep it in an upstairs bedroom. OK when IO first got mine they spent a couple of weeks shut into one room - the living room - but I don't understand why they have a cat if they shut it away all the time except mealtimes.

Mine have a couple of cute bowls for their main meals, but mostly I look out for when Poundland has decent bowls in e.g. their breakfast bowls, or the spare kibbles bowl when I have 2 different types out for them.

NeedACleverNN Wed 03-Aug-16 11:01:34

You are being unreasonable.

Toots has this delight for her food and water. She doesn't even have to have it touch the floor

cozietoesie Wed 03-Aug-16 11:20:27

I'm afraid that Seniorboy has his food in an upstairs bedroom these days, Allergic. blush He's not so good at stairs any more so I have to go down and up to fetch it.

Toddlerteaplease Wed 03-Aug-16 11:27:06

Allergic. He's not shut away at all. He has the run of their large house and most of the neighbourhood. Their spare room is actually my dads study. I can understand having his litter tray upstairs but not his food. Their old cat had his food in the kitchen. He's got them totally wrapped round his paw. They pander to his every whim. Especially my dad, I think he's telling them to move it downstairs.

Mycatsabastard Wed 03-Aug-16 11:30:47

Boy cat has to be escorted to his food bowl. He will venture half into the kitchen and I have to SHOW him the bowl with food in and then pet him and walk him to the bowl.

Girl cat sits in her place in the living room and crys very gently until the bowl is placed in front of her. She is a very genteel cat who will not go to a bowl that doesn't have fresh food in. If it's been there for half an hour it's not good enough.

Girl cat 2 doesn't eat wet food. She inhales cat biscuits and then dips her paw in the water bowl and licks the water off her paw. She doesn't every just drink directly out of the bowl.

Boy cat only drinks out of a bucket of pond/rain water in the garden.

hollinhurst84 Wed 03-Aug-16 11:39:44

Ollie cat is waiting for me to pick him up so he doesn't have to get his paws wet on the floor (see photo)
He's also sleeping on a spare feather duvet as the mattress is not soft enough hmm

Toddlerteaplease Wed 03-Aug-16 11:54:45

Nice one Ollie! How's your hoomans sheer scarf thingy you took a liking to?

Toddlerteaplease Wed 03-Aug-16 11:54:52

Nice one Ollie! How's your hoomans sheer scarf thingy you took a liking to?

hollinhurst84 Wed 03-Aug-16 13:11:39

Mean human has moved it wink

toadgirl Wed 03-Aug-16 13:17:42

Tell them the cat was kind enough to deign to live with them. They were once worshipped by ancient societies and have lowered their standards to live with the likes of us. The least they can expect is an escort to their victuals. grin

EmpressOfTheVaginaDentata Wed 03-Aug-16 13:18:36

My cat has to be escorted to her food (in the kitchen) and then expects company while she's eating. Any attempt to escape the room is met by disapproving stares and being instantly herded back in.

If she wants to come through a closed door she bumps against it to try to push it open. If this means that the person on the other side can't open it, that is apparently Not Her Problem and she'll just keep pushing, accompanied by increasingly annoyed meows.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 03-Aug-16 13:27:20

Wankercat spreads her ample girth across the doorway of whatever room you happen to be at around dinner time so that you have no option other than to acknowledge her existence and supply food.

On a related note she has one of those Whiskas oval shaped bowls designed to allow whisker space when eating, so why, no matter which way I orientate the bowl, does she insist on eating from the narrow side?

Had to laugh when the young lad who was doing slave duty during our holidays asked if he should wait until her crunchy bowl was empty before refilling it. I had to explain that as soon as one crunchy has been eaten, said bowl is technically empty as far as Wankercat is concerned and he should make sure that it is full to the brim on every visit.

WankersHacksandThieves Wed 03-Aug-16 13:29:18

As a side note Wankercat was out in the massive thunderstorm last night and still managed to bring in yet another feckin live mouse - 3rd this week. Gaarrrhhh. She of course immediately lost interest and I couldn't catch it so one again I have a live mouse in my house procured by my bloody cat.

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