Chris’s New Bad Habit

I mentioned before that Chris started knocking his bowl over because he was too lazy to get up and eat standing up. It was limited to the Bowl on the end so I started keeping very little food in that bowl. Of course, as usual, whenever we compensate for one of Chris’s bad behaviors he compensates for our compensation.

My wife sometimes doesn’t sleep well and gets up for a couple of hours in the middle of the night. She was up very early this morning and came back to bed when I got up. When I walked out to the dining room I saw all three cat bowls sitting on the table and a bunch of cat food on the floor inside the catch-all mat. I picked up the mat and dumped all of the food back into one of the bowls and put it back down on the floor.

A little bit later I looked down and saw this.

Rose told me later than he had dumped over all three of the bowls. We now need to compensate for his compensation of our compensation. Perhaps I will look for those bowls on a raised wooden block like we had before.


25 thoughts on “Chris’s New Bad Habit

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      They have an early dinner of wet food and I try not to give them anything until bedtime when I give them just a little dry food. I suspect my wife gave them more so Chris wouldn’t bother her.

  1. onespoiledcat

    He’s learned the fine art of “one-upmanship” ! Teddy thankfully doesn’t knock his raised bowl over – it has wet food in it and would be a big mess. He really does like the raised bowl though – he can sit and eat comfortably. Good luck curing Chris of his latest “thing” !!


  2. kittiesblue

    You know, it is important that we cats stay at least one step ahead of our humans! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    Oh Chris! What a mess. I actually like to eat from the floor. Maybe you should try that… Sometimes Mom spills a little food for me on purpose, so I will eat that first then move on to my bowl.

    Love and licks,


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