Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sebastian has become such a little beggar! I've been feeding him 3x a day now. Altogether, he gets one pouch of wet food a day, and a little kibble. He gets half a pouch for breakfast, half a pouch when I get home, and a nibble of kibble at night. I used to feed him a pouch in the morning and kibble at night. Now he's on a diet, and I realized that if I spread it out, he was much less likely to wake me up at 5 am crying for food.
He knows I feed him on a schedule and I don't deviate from it, so he doesn't usually bug me too much. The problem is, he's learned that my relatively new flatmate is a huge softie. She keeps feeding him and he keeps begging. Every time she goes in the kitchen, he rolls around on her feet, rubs up against her legs, jumps on the counter and yowls until she feeds him. I had to talk to her about it this evening because I really don't want him eating so much. He's already lost a lot of his summer pudge, but food 4 times a day is too much.
I feel bad telling my roommate she can't feed him, cause she is a total cat person and calls Sebastian "our cat" and just loves him, so I suggested she give him a treat instead if she absolutely has to give him something. I don't want her to think Sebastian isn't "her" cat too, because after all we live together and they take naps together and play together, and I want her to think of him as her cat. The fact of the matter is though, that Sebastian is really MY cat and I want him fed according to my schedule.
This would not be a problem if he weren't such a little manipulator!!!