Widgit is on a diet. She’s been diagnosed with early kidney disease so we put her on a special vet-prescribed diet. The first few days, she loved the food. Then she decided it was not very edible. So she ate Mooshie’s food. So we move Mooshie to the new diet. She didn’t like it either.
Both kittens are slimmer in the 6-8 weeks we’ve been following the diet. They play more and seem healthy. There is just one little issue.
They spend their days foraging for food. We go to kitchen and both kittens appear. We make a plate of food and both are sitting within a foot of it. Mooshie has become so daring that she’ll try her “stealth paw” to steal food from your plate. Worse yet is her “not-so-stealth tongue”! They lay by the treats door and meow at you when you walk by it. They do not sleep as much – or so it seems. They wake us up at 5am because they want treats. Widgit kisses me on the lips or places her cold nose in my ear! Peter gets the wrath of Moosh – squeak, squeak, squeak — claw across face! I have a new rule – “No treats until it is light outside.” I am hoping someday they will catch on.
I guess that cats in the wild forage for food all day too. So this is normal. Instead of other wild animals feeling threatened, it is just Peter and me.