This is the other side of Five for Dinner, Please. I decided to run around behind them and take a photo from the back—not that day, but on a later day. On this night it was Giuseppe, Mimi, Sunshine, Bean and Mewsette. Five black cat behinds!
I nearly always feed them a raw meal, though sometimes we take a break and they have canned food for a few days. I don’t feed them their entire amount at once, partly because, when I fed the dry or canned, a certain black kitty with a white spot would dig in and try to swallow his entire dish at once then deposit the entire amount on my desk, and giving him a half at a time helped with that though it didn’t solve it completely, and it felt unfair to single him out so all the others were fed that way too. I found it also delayed the faster diners like Mewsette who doesn’t come up for air until she’s done, especially with canned food, but with any diet I can slightly delay her second portion so she’s not done way before everyone else, trying to nose into their dish.
With the raw diets Jelly Bean never has a problem and eats at a normal pace, and Mewsette only outpaces the others by a minute or so and is satisfied, but I typically feed them two different brands and two different flavors to balance out all the different commercial raw diets or my own occasional homemade concoctions have to offer. I’m not sure how I got into this habit, possibly because the raw food is a firmer consistency, I usually dish it out with my hands, so I’m constantly washing my hands before, during and after meals. But to feed them one portion, wash my hands thoroughly, grab my camera and run around behind them and take several shots and no one turned to look at me or got up to leave, then run back, put the camera in a safe place, wash my hands again and feed them the second portion was a real trick.
And I think they are totally cute when they do this but I’m not really fond of them crowding together like this to eat, though perhaps it feels natural to them when they are eating as if they are all gathered around a fresh kill, though they did this with dry and canned as well, and other kitties lined up too. Whatever, if they are happy and eat well, I’m not going to make them change. As if I could!
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