My cat makes a statement

@clrumfelt (5424)
United States
July 19, 2008 11:00am CST
I tried a different, less expensive brand of cat food this morning to see if my cat, George, would eat it. He was very hungry so he ate most of it. When he had eaten as much as he wanted, he turned his back to the plate and started kicking as if he was trying to bury it in his catlitter box! What could be clearer than that? Has your cat ever made that kind of a statement?
7 responses
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
20 Jul 08
It doesn't mean he dislikes his food. Our Arthur does that all the time. He is trying to keep other cats from eating it. He wants to save it so it's safe. Not all of my cats do it, just Arthur. He's a funny cat, too.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I didn't know cats would do that. But if you knew George you would understand why I think he is making a statement. He turns up his nose at so many of the expensive foods already. I guess he is spoiled rotten.
@littleowl (7157)
19 Jul 08
Well he definatley didn't like it!! I think any animal can be really fussy with their food I dont have a cat but do have 2 dogs and they can be fussy with what they eat if its cheap!!
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
20 Jul 08
He has such a fussy attitude, sometimes I call him "King George." I guess we have spoiled him rotten.
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
19 Jul 08
does your cat have that habit previously? my girl does it all the time. she does it when there is strong smelling food around. she does it to even her favourite snack. when she has her fill, she will do the burying motion. i read somewhere that it's a instinct to bury things so that predators will not trace them. hopefully george will get used to the food. cheers ;p
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
20 Jul 08
George hasn't done this previously and he is nearly five years old, so I will probably not feed it to him again. If he won't eat it I get tired of throwing it out. There are some unclaimed kittens in the abandoned house next door and they are most likely George's offspring, so I will probably give it to them because they'll eat anything.
• United States
19 Jul 08
No, my cats have never made that kind of statement about their food. If they do, guess what they'll be eating full time?
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
20 Jul 08
My kitty is spoiled rotten, no doubt about it. Sometimes I call him "King George."
• United States
19 Jul 08
haha oh my gosh that is so funny. He made it clear that he did not want that stuff. try another cheap brand and see what he does haha. Your cat sure does have quite a personality!
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Most of the other cats we've had have met untimely deaths on the highway in front of our house. George has been with us four years now so he is spoiled rotten. Usually he just sits in a corner with his back toward me if he doesn't like something, so he must have REALLY disliked that food.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
19 Jul 08
My Jakie does that, after he has finished he will try to cover it up. I don't he does that because he didn't like the food though. He will then go and cover up my other cat's plate as well. He is such a silly kitty
@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
20 Jul 08
George has never done that before, and he is four years old. I have been feeding some abandoned kittens next door. Maybe he feels threatened.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Lol, sounds like George didn't like that cat food very much! My cats have never done anything like that but I do believe he was sending you a clear message about what that food tasted like.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I think he was definitely giving me a message. He didn't leave a tip, either. LOL