We have a little black cat that is so sweet, but as she has aged her personality has gone from sweet little thing to an evil little thing.
The other cats give her a wide berth. If they get too close, she snaps her paw with the skill of a praying mantis. One look from her is enough to let the others know when they are approaching her personal universe.
She has recently been diagnosed with kidney disease and is on a special diet. I have now become her minion and she expects to be fed at will. She follows me around like a little dog. I feed her, she eats a tiny bit then walks away. The reason I continuously feed her is because I’m trying to keep her weight at a healthy level…she was getting far too thin. If she is not fed, she sits at my feet and gives me the stink eye. A serious stink eye.
I’ll bet you’re asking “why not leave the bowl down”….well, I have another cat on a special diet that is not the same diet, and we have a relatively normal cat who has no medical issues so she is on another diet. We also have one big dog who acts as if cat food is crack.
You may also be asking, “why don’t I just put her in another room, away from all the others so that she can eat and go on with her day”. Because, well, she is part of the family. As much as I would like to be shut up in my room all day, I’m pretty sure I would hear a bunch of pitiful cries to be released from the room. I think that would bother me more than having a catdog.
Why do I write about this? Because that little black cat is making me crazy with her constant demands of my attention. Aren’t cats supposed to sleep all day? Since when does a cat follow their human everywhere they go? Why can’t she eat like the others and go to sleep all day?
….sigh I love her, and I will continue to be her frustrated minion.