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20 March 2007 @ 09:43 am
on cats & pirates  
After several days of feeding the cats separately, I have concluded pretty conclusively that Lucy is not interested in overeating for food's sake. She was clearly overeating so Zilli didn't get the food. She'll still charge in toward Zilli's food if she's near it when I set it down, but if I pick her up and take her into the other room and feed her, she eats a very moderate, even tiny, amount, and then is finished. Of course, she's on ordinary cat food now, instead of the easily digestible stuff that Zilli's on, so possibly she doesn't need as much of it to be satisfied, too. However, I'm quite sure the I Am The Alpha Cat thing weighs heavily in her, well, weighing heavily. Little bitch! :)

Zilli, on the other hand, is going to town on this whole having his own food thing. I suspect he may be getting /more/ food than he was before, although I'm weighing it out now and so I'm confident he's not getting more than he needs. He also has not vomited since I started feeding them separately. This is definitely a win. (In fact, concerned about him eating too much and puking, I took his food away halfway through the bowl a day or two ago, and he sat there for a moment, then went, "MOWWWL!" in utter misery. Apparently he wasn't done. I gave it back to him. O.O And he ate most of what was left, but he didn't puke. Yay!)

Just what you wanted this morning, a discourse on cat vomit. :)

*SQUEE* Ted and I just watched the trailer for the 3rd Pirates movie. SQUEE! I WANT TO GO I WANT TO GO I WANT TO GO! But Ted says I have to WAIT. TWO MONTHS. WAAAAH! I WANT TO GO I WANT TO GO I WANT TO GO!

man. and instead i have to go to work. no fair!

thinks to do:
- see how far I can get on HoCH revisions
- trundle to the store
- exercise, which i FAILED to do yesterday
- spend 15 minutes cleaning the living room
- mask design for chance #4 before ardian kills me
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: pirates theme!
 
 
 
jennifer_dunne: knitting kittenjennifer_dunne on March 20th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
We had that problem with my cat when I was growing up -- in a two-cat household, she would bolt her food as quickly as possible, scarfing up everything in the dish. When she was the only cat, she would nibble a bit on and off throughout the day.

In her case, she'd been the runt of the litter (actually litters... two cats had kittens a week apart. she was born in the first litter, and was still smaller than the kittens born a week later) and had been shut out of getting to her food by the other kittens. So if another cat was present, she thought she had to eat as fast as possible before the food was stolen.