Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Cats asking "Is it time to eat yet".

Posted Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 11:10 AM
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  • I am starting to worry about some of you folks.Coons as big as Lab's ,now talking cats asking to be feed.Next time a space ship lands in my back yard I am going to bring the little men to talk to you.Sorry they will not let me take a Pic of them so don't ask.

    -- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Sun, Aug 18, 2013, at 1:25 PM
  • Hey, I'd like to talk to those space folks. Are they really little? Do they speak our language? What do they eat? Any great recipes?

    It is amazing how much you can understand animals when you are around them, and how much they understand you. Likewise, I am amazed at how much understanding goes on between themselves.

    One of our dogs has to get medicine every other day, so we have to sit and make sure she eats it and not our canine vacuum, PITA. In doing this we noticed that Shelly (a very slow eater) will eat a mouthful, then walk to the opposite side of the dish to eat another bite.

    She then walks over to PITA's dish to see if she has left anything of value, and then returns to her bowl, but PITA does NOT eat Shelly's.

    PITA will lay down next to Shelly's bowl and waits while Shelly walks back and forth between bowls, nibbles and repeats the process. Finally Shelly decides she is done and PITA knows immediately it is OK to clean her dish.

    The cats and dogs communicate as well. When Stacy got run over a few weeks ago, all the dogs came by to check on her, PITA and Big Boy (a cat and PITA's best feline buddy) laid down a respectful distance from her and watched over her.

    Stacy is now inside and hobbling around but none of the other cats bother her or compete for her food like they used to. Some give her wide berth, like a fractured leg is contagious, while others don't seem to care one way or the other.

    Stacy is another story we will cover some day.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Aug 18, 2013, at 7:32 PM
  • i love the kitties

    -- Posted by 4fabfelinez on Mon, Aug 26, 2013, at 7:13 PM
  • They are well cared for even though they don't care for me much. I'm the one who usually administered medication if needed and Deb is the one who feeds them so they have their preferences.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Aug 26, 2013, at 10:45 PM
  • Poor baby. Stacy is lucky to have such a great family supporting her.

    Our cats communicate about all sorts of things, from hints that it is time to go to bed all the way to complaints about someone's singing...

    -- Posted by cats4me on Sat, Aug 31, 2013, at 10:21 PM
  • Complain about singing? I've seen dogs sing along but never seen cats react. Hmmm.

    We are temporarily (I hope) keeping our daughter's two cats for the weekend. The different personalities really stand out in one. The other is rarely seen except for meal time. Melissa does not feed them any canned food, so "grandma & grandpa" spoil the kids.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Sep 1, 2013, at 9:08 AM
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