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Old January 15th 04, 02:46 AM
.oO rach Oo.
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Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

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rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"


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Old January 15th 04, 03:22 AM
Jon C
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One of my cats started doing it, and the other began soon after. They'll
even go as far as carry things from various parts of the room to bury the
food with. They've been known to bring underwear from the bathroom floor
and lay them over the bowls.

I think it's just instinct to try to hide uneaten food, whether they feel
threatened or not.

Jon

".oO rach Oo." wrote in message
...
Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like

she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or

whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

--
rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"




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Old January 15th 04, 03:22 AM
Jon C
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One of my cats started doing it, and the other began soon after. They'll
even go as far as carry things from various parts of the room to bury the
food with. They've been known to bring underwear from the bathroom floor
and lay them over the bowls.

I think it's just instinct to try to hide uneaten food, whether they feel
threatened or not.

Jon

".oO rach Oo." wrote in message
...
Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like

she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or

whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

--
rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"




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Old January 15th 04, 03:23 AM
Dave
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Interesting question. One of my 12 cats does that, too. But the rest
don't!

Dave

".oO rach Oo." wrote in message
...
Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like

she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or

whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

--
rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"




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Old January 15th 04, 03:23 AM
Dave
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Interesting question. One of my 12 cats does that, too. But the rest
don't!

Dave

".oO rach Oo." wrote in message
...
Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like

she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or

whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

--
rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"




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Old January 15th 04, 04:56 AM
Gail
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Glad to see someone has more cats than I do (we have 5)!!!!
Gail
"Dave" wrote in message
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Interesting question. One of my 12 cats does that, too. But the rest
don't!

Dave

".oO rach Oo." wrote in message
...
Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like

she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has

started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or

whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet

food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

--
rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"






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Old January 15th 04, 04:56 AM
Gail
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Glad to see someone has more cats than I do (we have 5)!!!!
Gail
"Dave" wrote in message
...
Interesting question. One of my 12 cats does that, too. But the rest
don't!

Dave

".oO rach Oo." wrote in message
...
Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like

she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has

started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or

whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet

food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

--
rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"






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Old January 15th 04, 02:17 PM
Joe Pitt
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I read somewhere that in the wild cats cover 'left overs' for later and the
pawing is a throw back to that. My Sheena and a couple of foster kittens
growl when they eat to keep the others away.

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Joe
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".oO rach Oo." wrote in message
...
Another question...

Each time Delilah (7 m old) finishes eating, she paws her placemat like

she
is covering litter. Having seen this, the little one - Stella, has started
doing the same.

Could this be because they were strays and covered up their mice or

whatever
it was they ate? They both eat very well... three times a day for wet food
and a bowl of dry for the night time.

--
rach

"Hipsters - UNITE!"





 




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