Saturday, October 23, 2010

feeding time

Four cats with four different styles for consuming their food makes dinner time quite the chore.

Theo consumes his food as fast as he can so he can steal another cat's food.

Rose has taken up after Theo, by inhaling her food so she can take someone else's.

Nahum takes his time and savors each morsel. He usually is the last to finish.

Willow doesn't care to eat her food from a bowl, so I usually scatter some on the little square rug for her. If I don't do that, she will grab a mouthful from the bowl and drop it all on the floor and then eat each nugget one by one. Needless to say, she is also a slow eater.

What all this means is every morning and night, having to hold Theo and Rose from eating Nahum's and Willow's nuggets. Theo is very persistent, it takes physically restraining him to stop him from going after more food. Relocating him to the back porch after he is done eating seems like the simplest option. Probably will need to banish Rose with him too.

I definitely need to come up with a better system that doesn't require watching over them and fighting with Theo and Rose twice a day! I don't think Willow and Nahum appreciate the pressure coming from the bully cat ready to take their food at any moment. It would be great to teach Willow and Nahum to defend their food.

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