She usually sits right next to me when we're having dinner. She knows who the soft touch is... Who's most likely to give her a bit of chicken, a touch of ham, just about anything she twitches her adorable little nose at really. The only thing she has to do is be patient and wait for it to be given to her.
Last night we made BLT's. Actually, I don't like lettuce on my sandwiches. Not fond of tomatoes on anything but a salad.. So ok, Greg was having BLT's and I was having.. basically bacon sandwiches.. Yeah, I know, feel free to judge, it's still going to be my favorite.
Anyway, the plate of bacon was on the edge of the table next to me. Star was sitting next to me. I told her to be patient and I'd give her some after a while. But I was still busy cutting up tomatoes and buttering corn on the cob and pouring drinks.
She almost got away with it because I didn't see a thing! I felt a scratch on my arm as Star turned around and moved back from the table. Did she just bite me? Scratch me? That's odd, she's never done that before just because I didn't give her what she wanted when she wanted it.. Oh wait, that wasn't a claw scratch! That was a piece of bacon being dragged past my arm!
I reached around and took it right out of her jaws! She was NOT happy.. Neither was Greg. He doesn't like the way she sits with her head over the table peering at our food as we eat anyway. And the fact that it was HIS baby girl who blatantly snatched something directly from the table.. Well, yeah, he wasn't pleased.
He also noticed that I didn't throw away the bacon. "You're going to give it to her, aren't you?" Well I certainly wasn't going to eat it myself! It had teeth marks..
Yeah, I did it. I'd do it again too! It was two inches from my face!
You try resisting bacon right in front of your nose!
So yes, she got the bacon. Not on my couch, and not on the new carpet, but on a plate of her own. I tried to give half to Leo, but can you believe he turned his nose up at it?? I mean, I know he has never, ever, wanted any human food, but this was BACON!! How does he resist?
Star didn't mind, she got it all then. And maybe a smidge of another piece.. but that's not rewarding her bad behavior! It's just... uh... um... well... ...habit? Whatever.
Know what's funny? She regularly sticks her nose in my glass of water, laps it up, and I will still drink it. Is that different than eating bacon she's sunk her teeth into? Somehow, my mind says it is.
Question. Of those of you who share your drink with your kitties, (those who know they do anyway), would you have eaten the bacon? Question 2. Of anyone, would you have given her the stolen piece of bacon? Question 3. Did I just train her to steal from the table??