I have a stray that, each time I make to leave the feeding station, starts eating again. She grasped at some point that I leave when the last one finishes eating, so she'll eat forever so that I don't leave. Her only safe moments in life are those hour or two a day when she's sheltered between my huge bag and her huge bowl of kibble, the back of the park bench and me. Even on days that I don't feed kibble (Fridays) but meat in different bowls, she asks me to place her huge bowl of kibble in front of her. She goes to hide if I remove the bowl. She's even scratched me and bitten me for taking it away when I'm leaving, so I have to wait for her to leave before I can go. Food, safety, love...are often sides of the same coin. Even when she's had more than enough of fresh chicken and all kinds of goodies, she'll stuff herself from that bowl, like mother milk.
The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.