I’m minding my own business when…
…a fuzzy presence pops up out of nowhere.
“What is it, kitty boy? Cat’s got yer tongue??” He is trying to tell me something, Andy is!
“Timmy’s in the well?” Andy’s body language seems to suggest I look at the clock. What?! What interest does a kitty boy have in clocks?
Oh yeah! I forgot about kitty clock time: Andy’s trying to tell me it’s lunch time. His horns are up! It’s “Kitty Food O’clock”!
“Kitty food clock” – how funny! Andy is such a gentleman, too. He doesn’t loudly demands food, nor does he bite legs, like little Pyshka does when she is hungry (and she is hungry all the time). He just gives you a look!
Andy stares accusingly… and waits for his brother to rough me up to get me out of bed. LOL~!
Ah, they work in tandem, like my Barmalei and Pyshka: he steals a piece of chicken and put her to guard it while he goes back for another piece, because she is only interested in salad greens.
It is effective!
Oh yes, unlike you humans, we don’t need an external machine that glows red, blinks, chimes or cuckoos to tell us when it’s lunchtime. We have our own built in clocks. Winks.
Yeah, when the alarm in a kitty goes off, they can be just as annoying and loud. Never had a clock stick its rear in my face either! LOL!
I try to wait until at least 4:00 before giving them dinner but Frankie starts making a big deal about it at 2:30.
I try to put their meals at 12 hours apart, with access to dry food all day, with treats as warranted. Doesn’t work out that neatly, though.
Our boys eat when I get up between 5 and six, even on the weekends because we wake me up. They eat again when I get home from work or around 4 p.m. if I am home. It’s usually between 4 and 6. I also gave them a small amount of dry food about an hour after breakfast and again a little while before I go to bed.
I’ve read that I shouldn’t leave dry food out for them to eat any time they want because it can lead to obesity and its problems. I keep a close watch on their weight, however, and they either are active enough or don’t binge eat because they always are pretty much the same weight +/- an ounce. Dougy lost a bit over a pound during his recent eye infection, but has slowly rewgain most of it.
Chris is overweight which is why I limit the dry food and keep their bowls empty a good part of the day. I wouldn’t even give them dry food except Chris eats very little of the wet food and I don’t want to starve him to try to get him to eat more.
Multiple cats makes meal time a bit complicated, fort sure. Andy tends to eat most of the wet food, and I would prefer Dougy get his fair share. Hydrating a cat can be problematic. Fortunately, they have been good about drinking water since kittenhood. They’ve had a fountain-style water source most of their lives.
True. More than one cat complicates things a lot at dinner time.
I bet! (Andy and Dougy get fed before me, but that doesn’t assure no interference with my meal….)
We try to avoid eating chicken at home because of that.
LOL! Chicken is the favorite of the kitty boys, but I don’t know if they can handle anything that isn’t in small chunks or in a pâté form.
Nice beard trim, Doug! Yes, Food O’Clock is the most important time of day around here, too. 🙂
Thank my hair lady! I go in, tell her “You’re the professional. Cut it shorter and use your own judgement how short and how it looks best to you.” I used to tell whoever was cutting my hair specific instructions, and rarely got haircuts I liked. As soon as I let these trained professionals cut it how they thought it looked best for me, I started getting great haircuts! LOL!
We just had “Food O’Clock” here. Now it’s “Kitty Medicine Time” and Andy’s trying to avoid me.
No ottoman time ? or laptop time ? 🙂
Not for this kitty around food time!
“Timmy’s in the well!” I understood that one! I wonder how many others do?
The old Timmy and Lassie show. 🙂
Yes, a classic!
Yes! Timmy never was in the well, but that was a joke referring to the silly plots where someone in danger told Lassie to get help (for those unfamiliar with the television show, which must be most reading this!). Lassie would run off for help, arrive, bark, and the rescuer would ask Lassie, “What’s the matter girl? Is Timmy in the well?!” Or something along those lines since Timmy never was in the well.
It’s a 50s kid sort of reference, ehj?! I remember watching “Lassie” as a kid, but I don’t know where the Timmy-in-the-well thing came from. Probably some comedian mocking the trite and true plot theme of Lassie running to get help on instructions from the person (Timmy?) in trouble. It truly was a silly show, but the Lassie character was a pretty dog.
It probably is a 50s person thing. I imagine most people won’t get it, but those who do get a bonus chuckle!
I still remember the theme music from that show. 🙂
https://youtu.be/3zopwFjRVuk And there’s a link to it!
I remember that show. I was ready to throw Timmy in the well myself.
LOL! Yeah! Lassie was a bit much. Of course, it was a children’s show, so great plots (apparently and in practice) seem not to be a high priority.
It’s funny how Timmy’s in the well has gone into the language and all the other crappy plots have dropped away.
LOL! Yeah! Well,m there is that one from “Happy Days”about jumping the shark” to quote: Jumping the shark is the moment when something that was once popular that no longer warrants the attention it previously received makes an attempt at publicity which only serves to highlight its irrelevance. This is especially applicable to television series or other entertainment outlets.
You understoot them very well and if you forgot something they talk to you without words
Yes, “Meow! Meow! Meow!” and a tail fluff.
These cats always know what they’re doing.
They spend the whole day sleeping on what to do!
Love the horns 🙂
That is probably the best photo I’ve managed to get of the “horn” phenomenon. I had short-haired cats before Andy and Dougy. When they wrinkle their brows, the horns pop up, but it doesn’t form horns in short-haired cats.
Everyone including me noticed your beard has been trimmed. 😮. Looks good dude! I love kitty boy’s little face, he so sweet! 😻😻
Cats really know what time it is. Our Kosmo walks every day to his foot bowl af five o`clock .
Five o’clock!? Lucky you! Andy and Dougy think “Kitty Food O’Clock” is closer to midnight or earlier if they can get me to wake up earlier! I definitely spoiled them as kittens.
You trimmed your beard and learned kitty’s language – who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!! 🙂
Well, and old Doug at least! LOL!
What have you done to your beard? Wasn’t it a little less tamed?
Yes, at least twice a year I come down off the mountain, wander into the lady who cuts my hair’s shop, and let her make me look civilized again! LOL!