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Conversations With My Cat

Him: "OMG OMG so hungry food bowl is empty feed me!"
Me: (Stumbling sleepily to the kitchen) "Okay, okay."
Him: "Faster! Faster! So very hungry!"
Me: "Wait, what? You have food!"
Him: "Do not! Starving! Starving over here!"
Me: "Your food dish is half full!"
Him: "I'm sure I have no idea what you're referring to. Now feed me at once! Hungry!"
Me: "What is this? What do you call this, then? Because to me it looks like your dish is half full of food."
Him: "Is not! I'm starving here! Starving, I say! Feed me, you heartless bastard!"
Me: "Okay, okay! All right, already!" (Gets out bag of cat food)
Him: "Oh boy oh boy that's food! You're going to feed me! Faster, insolent human! Faster!"
Me: "All right! Calm down! Here you go!"
Him: "Om nom nom nom. This is good food! It's a good thing you fed me. I was about to starve! And it would have been on your head!"
Me: "You know, I just played a trick on you."
Him: "What's that you say? What are these words you are speaking to me, interrupting my breakfast?"
Me: "I just put three little bits of food in your bowl, to make you think I was filling it up."
Him: "Have you gone mad? Clearly this is not so. Look! My bowl is half full of food!"
Me: "Exactly my point. It was half full all along! I simply pretended to fill it, and now you're eating!"
Him: "Are you on medication? Because if you are, I don't think it's working. Plainly, as anyone can see, there is now food in my bowl. Now leave me, human, so that I may eat in peace!"



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Mar. 20th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
My cat and I had this exact same conversation yesterday morning.. how funny.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Me and my cat did too.

Also, the conversation where I move the food bowl less than a foot to the side (so it doesn't get in the way of people who like to do things like walk around my house) and my cat refuses to acknowledge that it exists. And tells me how STARVING she is and what a CRUEL AND HEARTLESS HUMAN I am for never feeding her.
Mar. 22nd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
Both of these.

And the morning where I picked up our cats' food bowls to clean them. In the five minutes that this delayed their breakfast, I had two cats dead of starvation.

If you ask them, that is. Five minutes, they're convinced that they're wasting away to skin and bone and fur.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
He has you well-trained.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
I've totally had that conversation with our cats.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
I one-uped this to just shaking his food bowl so it gets rearranged. That's enough to fool him now. Of course, his food bowl does have, "Psycho kitty - Qu'est que c'est?" written around the rim and little fish skeletons in the bowl. If I can see skeleton, he needs feeding. Otherwise it's just shake and snicker.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
heeeeeeeee! i used to dump the half-full bowl back INto the bag and then re-fill the bowl..it's the SMELL they're after.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Mine are much more evil about this.

The Rep of the Cats: It's time.
Me: No, eat what's there.
The Rep: Pff, no! That's OOOOLLLD food.
Me: I just fed you two hours ago. It's fine.
The Rep: Okay. You'll regret this.

*15 minutes later, when I'm trying to eat a sandwich*
"horkHORK BORK!"
The Rep: Told you that you should have given us fresh food.
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Ha! My cat's in the same union. ;-)
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
I think I've had this conversation with my cats, too...
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
That's hysterical. Kittehs rule the world. We humans just haven't accepted that fact yet.
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Mar. 20th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
They are working to develop...

Beware, for if they do ever develop this advanced technology the will no longer need us long-nosed smelly can-openers for anything anymore!
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Mar. 20th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Re: They are working to develop...
While we do encourage this sort of thing (mittens are a good start :P ) ... it won't help the eventual triumph of the feline species.

The only thing saving us now is that cats are extremely, tragically lazy. :D
Mar. 20th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
Re: They are working to develop...
dont you mean "extremely, strategically lazy" meaning that they will drop to sleep at the most inconvenient place....Like the 3rd step from the top when they are the color of the stairs so you end up tumbling down the entire flight on your butt. Or in front of the front door so you step on them when you get home from work, thus setting off an alarm that would wake your dead aunt Mildred (the one who had 25 cats and was always crocheting things).

My cats will actually BLOCK THE DOOR if food is not put into their bowl every morning. They could have a freeking mixing bowl of food and will glare at you and shout until you add food to it.

Just proves that dogs have masters....cats have STAFF!
Mar. 20th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
*laughs* This is a daily occurrence w/ my kitty - poor thing always says she is staaaaaaaaarvvving!
Mar. 20th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
yep, and I have 5 of them.
Mar. 20th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
I feed my fuzzy-butt twice a day, about a half cup each time.
He's figured out that if he eats all his food in the morning, he can whine to my fiance or roommate and get more food.

"See? Mom is horrible, she forgot to feed me this morning! Bowl is empty!"

They see the empty bowl and put more in. We did eventually figure out he's doing this so it's just funny now. But he totally put one over on them.

I just don't want him to get too fat, which he'd definitely do if left to his own devices.
Mar. 20th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, I thought it was just my cat! But apparently it's a cat "thing."

It's really annoying when he's meowing at top volume at 3 a.m. and I think someone has forgotten to feed him and I get up and see that full bowl. Then I want to kill him.
Mar. 21st, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
this is kind of how I imagined the last part of your conversation...

Mar. 21st, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
ZOMG funny!
Mar. 21st, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
So sweet! LOL!
Mar. 21st, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
heh. I always think of it as the "cat food ritual"; the steps to show the cat that it is okay to eat the food.

This really first occurred to me with a pot of cat-grass I had for my indoor kitty. I would keep it in the window to get sun, and would bring it down to give it to him. He would usually sit in the corner where I put the grass to beg for it. One day I forgot to put it back in the window, and the next day he sat in his corner, right next to the grass, to beg for it. I tried showing it it him and waving my fingers through it, but he just looked at me sadly. I had to pick it up, walk out of the room, turn right back around, walk back into the room, and put it down, at which point he ate it eagerly and happily. Thereafter I remembered to do the procession of the cat grass for him.

See also pidgeon religion.
Mar. 21st, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
I have simplified this process by getting a food bowl with reservoir, so the food falls down mostly automatically. Now all I need to do is prod it with my toe to make fresh, new and different food appear. It is like magic!
Mar. 21st, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
LOL. And one of my cats is really, really good at the zomg-i'm-starving routine because she had practice at being a genuine starving feral before I adopted her. She can inflict more guilt with one pitiful mew than most people's mothers can inflict in ten years.
Mar. 21st, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)

Wow we have had the Exact. Same. Conversation. over and over.

i shouldn't be shocked that all cats do this but... sometimes it's just amazing.
Mar. 22nd, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
OT - but
HB in advance - hope it's a good one
Mar. 22nd, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wind up leveling off the food in their bowl, and they think I've filled it up again.

BTW, on a totally unrelated topic, a friend of mine brought up the granddaddy of all fucking machines, and I had to share ^_^

-- A <3
Mar. 22nd, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Dear God! Now *that's* a fucking machine!
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Mar. 23rd, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
happy birthday too youu! :)
Mar. 23rd, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
Mar. 23rd, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Have you checked out the adventures of Simon's Cat on Youtube?
Mar. 24th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
I have! Funny stuff. That guy really groks cat-nature.
Mar. 24th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
It's funny because it's true. - ZM
Mar. 29th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Hmm. It's good to know that it's not just MY cats that do this...
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