July 29, 2017 4:03am CST
And taking turns being the leader. This is one of Scar's favorite games. When he feels it is time to have some fresh canned cat food (which, incidentally, is not when the bowl is empty, but is when he has licked up all the gravy from the previous time...all he wants is the gravy ) he'll start pestering me: "Dude. Hey, dude. Dude. Dude. HEY DUDE!!!" ...and lead me to the food bowl(s) where he will sit and just stare at me until I pick the one bowl up...and then he follows me to the kitchen and stands at my feet while I get a new can, open it, and then put it in the bowl. He never leads me there...he always follows. And this is the only time he 'follows'... But when I pick up the full bowl, it is HIS 'turn' to lead, and he quickly heads to the feeding area, looking over his shoulder to make sure I am following. I should just be glad he lets me have my turn.
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• Cambridge, England
I think that cats firmly believe that they can communicate with humans telepathically and that we are acting incredibly stupid and dumb when we don't understand the simplest messages and commands. The impatience and sighs of frustration are almost palpable when the cat's servant doesn't understand what is required of him/her.
• United States
Mine will wait in the shadows until she hears the food bowl being filled with her crunchies. Then she runs like a bat out of hell for the dish. When it is morning she will run in front of you and flop down directly in your path. That is the signal she is ready for a treat. At dinnertime she is right under or near the table where she can be seen. She is hopeful to have a morsel fall from the table. Because she is so finicky, it often lays there until I am finished eating so I can sweep it up.