I found this great picture of Leo and his sisters before they were mine! This is from before I got Leo, before the girls were adopted into what turned out to be a bad situation, when they all still lived in the cathouse. It includes another of the sisters, Spritz. There were six in Leo's litter. I now have half of them and the other three are in great homes!
When Chrystal posted this, she said that there were several other bowls around the cathouse..
In case you need a score card on the players here, it goes from left to right: Glitter, Spritz, Cashmere and Leo.
It took Leo a little while to realize that there was no way on God's green earth that Star was going to share her snack bowl with him! Maybe a day or two and he knew he had his very own bowl several feet from hers. (Greg finally put Star's bowl away about a month ago, he couldn't bring himself to remove it until then)
The girls have taken longer to realize that everyone gets their own. They do not mind sharing with each other because they've always done it. Our snack bowls are small individual cat sized but they still will try to stick both of their heads into the same one occasionally. They would try to share with Leo, who is a polite boy and would just back away and let them have his bowl if they wanted it. Then he would sit and watch them eat it, not taking their unused bowl! Trained by Star?
Mostly now they all start at their own bowl, but the girls must inspect all the other bowls when they are nearly done. Leo is not a snack fiend, so he always leaves a lot, sometimes only taking a few bites, so the girls help empty his bowl. They inspect each other's bowls too, and then most times go back to their own.
Glitter will often try to bury her bowl, and Leo's, when she's done. Cashmere is usually the last one on bowl inspection duty. By morning, they are nearly always empty, even if they had left a lot by the time the humans have gone to bed.
I find their habits interesting. Hope I didn't bore you! Do your cats have snacking rituals?
Please don't forget the auction for the new Winnie's Wish cat room coming up on the 16th! If you have any items to donate, now's the time! You just need to send a picture, brief description and starting bid to Marg (margaretmsan AT gmail) and let her know who's paying shipping, you or the winning bidder!
And then when the auction starts, see if there's something you want to bid on! It's gonna be fun!
PS. Can't wait? Drop by the gofundme with some green papers! Every dollar helps!