I'm getting annoyed. Astrid has always been annoying at mealtime, but a few weeks ago she amped it up: snorting, crying, reaching, trying to leap for the bowl, scratching. Now Egon is trying the same things, but he's bigger, so if he decides to launch at me, I am going to lose my balance and fall on my ****.
I am tired of this crap.
I increased their food slightly (I wanted to remove dry entirely, but instead they're still at 1/4 cup a day, with more canned food) but it doesn't seem to be helping. I don't free-feed. No one has any health issues, I'm sure it's purely behavioural. I was slacking on getting Astrid to sit still before I'd put her food down, so she escalated, and now Egon is mimicking her.
Today I was so fed up I closed the door so they couldn't run back and forth and cry, and then I snuck in (Awkwardly pushing them with my foot) and put the food down. I opened the door, grabbed them before they could shoot in, and made them wait on the bed until they were still before giving them the okay. When I was out of the way they both shot off and started inhaling their food like they'd never eaten before.
My dog eats the same schedule they do, but she's never that stupid about her food =/ She sits and waits for the okay to eat. Why can't my cats just wait nicely where their bowls go? Why do they act like morons?