Monday, June 10, 2013

Sharing Is For Wusses, erm Pussies

We adore Guido but there is one tiny flaw in his character: Guido does not share.  If you try to put your whiskers in his bowl, he whaps with a heavy paw.  For Target (and formerly Au) this is an incomprehensible cattitude.  I mean, there's plenty of food, and the stuff in the other bowl always looks better, so why not do the cat food bowl dance and share and share alike?

Roll your mouse over Guido to see what he's thinking
We were thinking Guido's eating style was set but yesterday that changed.  Our junior cat came into the bathroom where the emergency biscuit bowl is and announced he was totally starving. Unfortunately for him, I had just topped up supplies and Target was munching away on fresh crunchies.

Guido just sat there looking totally pathetic.  So I lifted the bowl a few inches into the air, pushed Guido a bit closer and invited him to take a biscuit.  Guido looked a bit nervous but he was hungry so he shoved in his face and took a quick bite.  Target just moved his nose a bit so that Guido had more space. Target is furry sweet that way.

The two cats ate from the same bowl. This morning they were back at taking turns, but I think that if I "help" Guido to share every now and again, he'll loosen up and let Target into his bowl too. That would make Target happy because he loathes waiting for his turn.

I could put up two biscuit bowls upstairs, but we already have two separate biscuit and water bowls downstairs and one of each upstairs and I'm not keen to add to the set-out.

Cross fingers cats do learn new tricks!

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26 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Guido, sharing isn't easy, but when food is involved, sometimes you just gotta give in. :)

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

We think Guido will learn to share especially if target is so sweet about it.

cats of wildcat woods

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I never share either. You go!

Photo Cache said...

Emma is not keen on sharing her food bowl contents, although she'd swat Buster away from his food bowl when she wants to snack on his food.

Emma and Buster

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Binga is very bad about sharing. In fact, she is more about STEALING! But you can eat from her bowl, as long as you ignore the growling.

Old Kitty said...

Awww sweet Guido! We know you will soon learn to share with lovely Target! Take care
x

Më| §zë said...

love the secret thought in the pic.. !

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're quite free and easy about which food bowl we eat from - we love Guido's thought!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Tamago said...

My boys share all the time! Well in other words, taking over each other's bowl :-)
I think Guido can learn to share...sharing is good!

Mollie said...

Point blank..I don't share my food with that Furball..BOL Have a wonderful Monday xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

speedyrabbit said...

its fun sharing!xx Speedy

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, it's so nice of you to share, Target! We sure hope Guido learns from your good example. :)

Caren Gittleman said...

Cody should be happy he is a lone cat...I don't think he would EVER share!

Brian said...

I share with my sisters all the time and I think sharing is fun! Guido can do it, I just know it!

Purrfect Haven said...

never too late to learn and change a bit... I know what you mean about having loads of bowls. We seem to do this with litter trays which is worse. we have been out of the loop, so its lovely to be visiting. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Sam said...

We eat side by side but we all know better than to try to eat the other kid's food. That's a total no no.

catsynth said...

Hope it works. Luna doesn't particularly like to share (but as an only cat she never really had to learn otherwise).

mythreemoggies said...

Why share? :-)

mythreemoggies said...

Why share? :-)

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Target is a sweetheart! Fortunately for me, all my cats share. Sometimes a bit too well. They just watch and purr indulgently as various street cats and tree shrews help themselves to their food.

We are said...

Once in a while Carmine and Milita will take turns - one will have a bite of kibble, then the other, and so on - but most of the time they don't share, either.

Target seems very sweet for wanting to share the noms.

Gattina said...

My cats are like humans, they all want a separate plate and not eat together in the same, lol That's probably Guido's case too !

Mary Bergfeld said...

Sooner or later Guido will assert himself, but I think you approach will make that happen more quickly. I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Blessings...Mary

The Cat From Hell said...

Nellie and Kozmo eat out of the same bowl, but not at the same time. Whoever is not at the dish, waits patiently on the chair for their turn.

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Now that Ash is an only cat she doesn't have to worry about sharing!

onlinephduk said...

I just noticed, cats are very much different with dogs specifically in the manner they eat. Cats are more sexy and sophisticated when eating, walking, sleeping and so on and so forth. Best example is the photo on your blog. Your little pal looks sexy and attentive when eating her meal.

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