Feeding the Cats, Feeding the Dog
Responses Comparative Study
Feeding the cat
Track the cat down, they don't come when called.
Sometimes they don't even react when I wave the bowl in front of them.
Watch them saunter up to the bowl sloooowwwly.
They might sniff at the food, look up and mew, like, wtf is this? (Same thing you always get, kitty!)
Sometimes even turn away without eating. (Oh, have you already eaten someone this morning?)
They tend to leave a little bit uneaten.
Then they wander off and clean themselves.
Feeding the dog
He's right there on time, or runs to me when called.
As I approach with the food bowl, he dances with delight. He'll wiggle and walk backwards and shake like a puppy. Funny to see in an old dog. It's a great reward for me.
When I set the bowl down - I love this ritual - no matter how late feeding may be, or how hungry he might be, the dog pauses, looks up at me, so I can pet him and say, "good dog," and then he chows down with enthusiasm.
His face doesn't come out of the bowl until it's clean.
Then he comes to me for more pets.
However, he isn't a very good mouser.