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Joy[_3_]
April 28th 16, 07:28 PM
Each cat, and each combination of cats, causes things to change. They
have changed things, both regarding treats and canned food.

For years I’ve been giving two kinds of treats. One kind is really just
Friskies, and the other is the real treats. Pickles and Waffles(RB)
figured out that the real treats were the best. Usually Waffles would
come for the treats, which I give before each of my meals and at
bedtime. Sometimes Pickles would come, and sometimes she wouldn’t.
Because the real treats always got gobbled down first, I wouldn’t give
them unless both cats were there. Waffles figured that out, so he would
go and get Pickles at treat time.

Somehow, after Waffles was gone and I got Koala, I started giving both
kinds of treats whether there were one or two cats in the kitchen at the
time. Sometimes when I fix a meal, neither of the cats comes. Sometimes
just Koala comes. If I pick up a treat can and shake it, he’ll run out
of the room to get Pickles. If she doesn’t come with him, he usually
doesn’t come back. Generally she’ll come with him and they share the
treats.

When I got Pickles & Waffles, I was already giving Lindy(RB) a little
canned food every evening. My vet recommends dry food, so that’s what
they ate mostly. Waffles decided he wanted canned food too, so I gave
him some when I gave it to Lindy. Pickles wasn’t interested, except
when it was tuna, and then she wanted some.

I started the same thing with Koala, giving him 1/8 of a can of food
every evening before I have my dinner. Pickles was the same way -
ignored the food except for the tuna. At some point, Koala decided that
he needed canned food in the morning too. The usual routine was that,
as soon as Koala had the canned food, Pickles would run into the living
room. I’d follow her and give her skritches and tummy rubs.

A few weeks ago, Pickles started showing interest in the canned food.
Every so often she’d watch as I served it, and start eating along with
Koala. The dish is oval, so at first that was possible. Eventually
Pickles would push Koala away, and I’d fix him another dish of the food.
That started happening more and more often. Finally they both decided
that Pickles should have canned food in the morning, but not in the
evening. If she isn’t there when I start to fix the cat food before I
fix my dinner, Koala will go and get her. In the evening she doesn’t
come out for it, and he doesn’t go after her.

I wrote the above last night. This morning Pickles took a quick look at
the food and followed me into the living room.

Cats!

Joy[_3_]
April 29th 16, 06:58 PM
On 4/29/2016 5:38 AM, Judith Latham wrote:
> In article >,
> Joy > wrote:
>> Each cat, and each combination of cats, causes things to change. They
>> have changed things, both regarding treats and canned food.
>
>> For years Ive been giving two kinds of treats. One kind is really just
>> Friskies, and the other is the real treats. Pickles and Waffles(RB)
>> figured out that the real treats were the best. Usually Waffles would
>> come for the treats, which I give before each of my meals and at
>> bedtime. Sometimes Pickles would come, and sometimes she wouldnt.
>> Because the real treats always got gobbled down first, I wouldnt give
>> them unless both cats were there. Waffles figured that out, so he would
>> go and get Pickles at treat time.
>
>> Somehow, after Waffles was gone and I got Koala, I started giving both
>> kinds of treats whether there were one or two cats in the kitchen at the
>> time. Sometimes when I fix a meal, neither of the cats comes. Sometimes
>> just Koala comes. If I pick up a treat can and shake it, hell run out
>> of the room to get Pickles. If she doesnt come with him, he usually
>> doesnt come back. Generally shell come with him and they share the
>> treats.
>
>> When I got Pickles & Waffles, I was already giving Lindy(RB) a little
>> canned food every evening. My vet recommends dry food, so thats what
>> they ate mostly. Waffles decided he wanted canned food too, so I gave
>> him some when I gave it to Lindy. Pickles wasnt interested, except
>> when it was tuna, and then she wanted some.
>
>> I started the same thing with Koala, giving him 1/8 of a can of food
>> every evening before I have my dinner. Pickles was the same way -
>> ignored the food except for the tuna. At some point, Koala decided that
>> he needed canned food in the morning too. The usual routine was that,
>> as soon as Koala had the canned food, Pickles would run into the living
>> room. Id follow her and give her skritches and tummy rubs.
>
>> A few weeks ago, Pickles started showing interest in the canned food.
>> Every so often shed watch as I served it, and start eating along with
>> Koala. The dish is oval, so at first that was possible. Eventually
>> Pickles would push Koala away, and Id fix him another dish of the food.
>> That started happening more and more often. Finally they both decided
>> that Pickles should have canned food in the morning, but not in the
>> evening. If she isnt there when I start to fix the cat food before I
>> fix my dinner, Koala will go and get her. In the evening she doesnt
>> come out for it, and he doesnt go after her.
>
>> I wrote the above last night. This morning Pickles took a quick look at
>> the food and followed me into the living room.
>
>> Cats!
>
> They certainly know how to train us and we love it, I know I do. I love
> how Pickles has been fetched by Waffles and Koala, they soon work out the
> system don't they?
>
> Judith
>

Yes, they do. This morning again, Pickles was in the kitchen and eager
for her canned food - until I put the dishes down. Then she sniffed at
it and ran into the living room. I guess she likes quality time with
me, without Koala horning in, more than she likes the food.

If Koala isn't eating, or very soundly sleeping inside a bed, he always
comes running if I start petting Pickles. I'd pet both of them, since I
have two hands, but she won't share. Of course he always moves into a
position so that she can see that I'm petting him, too.

Joy[_3_]
May 3rd 16, 07:51 PM
On 5/1/2016 10:41 AM, Judith Latham wrote:
> In article >, Joy
> > wrote:
>> On 4/29/2016 5:38 AM, Judith Latham wrote:
>>> In article >, Joy
>>> > wrote:
>>>> Each cat, and each combination of cats, causes things to change.
>>>> They have changed things, both regarding treats and canned food.
>>>
>>>> For years Ive been giving two kinds of treats. One kind is really
>>>> just Friskies, and the other is the real treats. Pickles and
>>>> Waffles(RB) figured out that the real treats were the best. Usually
>>>> Waffles would come for the treats, which I give before each of my
>>>> meals and at bedtime. Sometimes Pickles would come, and sometimes she
>>>> wouldnt. Because the real treats always got gobbled down first, I
>>>> wouldnt give them unless both cats were there. Waffles figured that
>>>> out, so he would go and get Pickles at treat time.
>>>
>>>> Somehow, after Waffles was gone and I got Koala, I started giving
>>>> both kinds of treats whether there were one or two cats in the
>>>> kitchen at the time. Sometimes when I fix a meal, neither of the
>>>> cats comes. Sometimes just Koala comes. If I pick up a treat can and
>>>> shake it, hell run out of the room to get Pickles. If she doesnt
>>>> come with him, he usually doesnt come back. Generally shell come
>>>> with him and they share the treats.
>>>
>>>> When I got Pickles & Waffles, I was already giving Lindy(RB) a little
>>>> canned food every evening. My vet recommends dry food, so thats
>>>> what they ate mostly. Waffles decided he wanted canned food too, so
>>>> I gave him some when I gave it to Lindy. Pickles wasnt interested,
>>>> except when it was tuna, and then she wanted some.
>>>
>>>> I started the same thing with Koala, giving him 1/8 of a can of food
>>>> every evening before I have my dinner. Pickles was the same way -
>>>> ignored the food except for the tuna. At some point, Koala decided
>>>> that he needed canned food in the morning too. The usual routine was
>>>> that, as soon as Koala had the canned food, Pickles would run into
>>>> the living room. Id follow her and give her skritches and tummy
>>>> rubs.
>>>
>>>> A few weeks ago, Pickles started showing interest in the canned food.
>>>> Every so often shed watch as I served it, and start eating along
>>>> with Koala. The dish is oval, so at first that was possible.
>>>> Eventually Pickles would push Koala away, and Id fix him another
>>>> dish of the food. That started happening more and more often.
>>>> Finally they both decided that Pickles should have canned food in the
>>>> morning, but not in the evening. If she isnt there when I start to
>>>> fix the cat food before I fix my dinner, Koala will go and get her.
>>>> In the evening she doesnt come out for it, and he doesnt go after
>>>> her.
>>>
>>>> I wrote the above last night. This morning Pickles took a quick look
>>>> at the food and followed me into the living room.
>>>
>>>> Cats!
>>>
>>> They certainly know how to train us and we love it, I know I do. I
>>> love how Pickles has been fetched by Waffles and Koala, they soon work
>>> out the system don't they?
>>>
>>> Judith
>>>
>
>> Yes, they do. This morning again, Pickles was in the kitchen and eager
>> for her canned food - until I put the dishes down. Then she sniffed at
>> it and ran into the living room. I guess she likes quality time with
>> me, without Koala horning in, more than she likes the food.
>
>> If Koala isn't eating, or very soundly sleeping inside a bed, he always
>> comes running if I start petting Pickles. I'd pet both of them, since I
>> have two hands, but she won't share. Of course he always moves into a
>> position so that she can see that I'm petting him, too.
>
> Of course he does, he needs her to see it. :)
>
> Judith
>

The sad thing is that when he does this, Pickles walks away. It doesn't
seem fair to go on petting him after this, so neither of them gets as
much petting as they would otherwise. :-(

dgk
May 4th 16, 02:27 AM
>
>Yes, they do. This morning again, Pickles was in the kitchen and eager
>for her canned food - until I put the dishes down. Then she sniffed at
>it and ran into the living room. I guess she likes quality time with
>me, without Koala horning in, more than she likes the food.
>
>If Koala isn't eating, or very soundly sleeping inside a bed, he always
>comes running if I start petting Pickles. I'd pet both of them, since I
>have two hands, but she won't share. Of course he always moves into a
>position so that she can see that I'm petting him, too.

As soon as I start petting Marlo or Nipsy, Scooter comes running and
gets between them and me, demanding that he be petted. Two hands,
three cats. Luckily Baby usually comes out from under the bed to be
petted when I first get out of bed in the morning so isn't part of the
mass petting event.

Takayuki
May 7th 16, 01:30 AM
I also love how Waffles would fetch Pickles. I have to fetch everyone
myself. :)

Joy[_3_]
May 7th 16, 06:39 AM
On 5/6/2016 5:30 PM, Takayuki wrote:
> I also love how Waffles would fetch Pickles. I have to fetch everyone
> myself. :)
>

You mean they don't automatically come when you have food or treats for
them?

Pickles is the first cat I've had who had to be fetched for treats.

Takayuki
May 7th 16, 09:05 PM
On Fri, 6 May 2016 22:39:49 -0700, Joy > wrote:
>On 5/6/2016 5:30 PM, Takayuki wrote:
>> I also love how Waffles would fetch Pickles. I have to fetch everyone
>> myself. :)
>>
>
>You mean they don't automatically come when you have food or treats for
>them?
>
>Pickles is the first cat I've had who had to be fetched for treats.

They all have their little quirks. Buster thinks that treats are poison.
Dot loves treats, but is deaf. :)

Joy[_3_]
May 7th 16, 11:11 PM
On 5/7/2016 1:05 PM, Takayuki wrote:
> On Fri, 6 May 2016 22:39:49 -0700, Joy > wrote:
>> On 5/6/2016 5:30 PM, Takayuki wrote:
>>> I also love how Waffles would fetch Pickles. I have to fetch everyone
>>> myself. :)
>>>
>>
>> You mean they don't automatically come when you have food or treats for
>> them?
>>
>> Pickles is the first cat I've had who had to be fetched for treats.
>
> They all have their little quirks. Buster thinks that treats are poison.
> Dot loves treats, but is deaf. :)
>

Yes, they certainly do have their quirks. Koala usually spends most of
the day, when it's warm, underneath a quilt on one of the beds. In the
evening, when it's cooler, he comes out. Today he made an exception and
came out while I was having lunch, and during my reading and puzzle time
after lunch. He kept jumping onto my lap, letting me pet him for a few
minutes (while he was still standing), then jumping down.