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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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does your cat take a swipe at his bowl?

my first two cats never did, but baci always takes a swipe at his bowl before i put it down. he even swings at the cat food spoon when i get it out from under the sink (they're spoons that fell in the garbage disposal and i don't want them mixed with mine), which i think is hilarious. now the youngest one has started doing it too. i can't tell if it's like, "HURRY!!" or "YAY FOOD!"
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i can't tell if it's like, "HURRY!!" or "YAY FOOD!"
I choose (c) all of the above


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Yeah, all of the above. I have trained my cats they may not swipe at the utensils or bowls or anything in my hand and must wait until I set the food on the floor before they can move toward it. Even the ferals catch on to this after a little training.
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My kitten used to do this when he was younger, it would irk me to no end, food would go flying everywhere! I just learned to time it and give him a quick pat on the nose, when he would do that. He finally learned that it's not something to do and now waits patiently for his meals
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My cats have learned to sit in their own meal spots and wait for me to put their dish in front of them.

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My kitten gets really excited and will swipe at the can of food when I pick it up to open it. Then she puts her feet up against the cabinets and meows REALLY loud, and does a dance and jumps while I put the dish down. She used to get on the counter, but she learned that I just put her down when she does that, and it takes longer to get her food that way. The other two just kind of circle my feet as im getting it ready. I think its really cute when she swipes, she does it nice, doesnt use claws or anything


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My little black kitty will jump for my hand when I'm doling out the food. She's pretty silly like that. I have another who will climb into the dry food container if I leave the lid off. Silly kitties.
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I think its really cute when she swipes, she does it nice, doesnt use claws or anything
so do i! i didn't mean they do it in a mean way, it's cute because it's almost like they're reaching for the bowl or spoon and want me to hand it to them.

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My little black kitty will jump for my hand when I'm doling out the food. She's pretty silly like that. I have another who will climb into the dry food container if I leave the lid off. Silly kitties.
i have never forgotten to close up dry food, but i have left the lid off the litter bucket when i was changing it and two of my cats have climbed into it. one went #1 and the other, #2. i didn't really think this was cute but it was my fault.

i didn't train them or anything, but all three of mine line up and sit very politely, waiting for their food. houdini doesn't swipe until the dish is almost on the floor, and baci goes for the spoon more often. any time i've spilled cat food (threw a whole gladware container on the refrigerator and the wall LOL because i had the lid not tight so i could microwave it. it slipped, i tried to grab it and just got the cover and the rest went airborne) it's my clumsy fault, not the cats.
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I actually have a couple plastic spoons that my cats play with..they love to chew on them and throw them around.

One of my cats use to love to grab my arm when I was eating dinner to smell up my fork real good to check out what I was eating. He was always stronger then I expected lol
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No mine just try to trip me with all their meowing and walking around my legs while I get their food!
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