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Is Riley pouting?

post #1 of 14
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We ran out of cat food this morning, and Riley was meowing insistently. We gave him canned food, which we seldom give him because it smells, but he has eaten it before, so we dished up a bowl of it for him, and decided we would buy him more of his good food later that day. But a few minutes later, we found the bowl of food tipped upside-down, and Riley was covering it with paper-towels, which he had shredded when he played several days ago. Why did Riley do that? Was he angry that we hadn't given him his normal food?
So we gave him a bowl of milk instead, which he drank and then he was fine. Later that day we went to the store and bought his regular food, but when we gave a bowl of it to him, he did the same thing! He tipped it upside down and covered it with the shredded paper towels! What is he doing? Is he mad at us?
post #2 of 14
mine try to cover up their wet food all the time! they usually only do it when they're finished eatting, though. i think they're trying to hide it for later, but i'm not an expert.
post #3 of 14
Hehehe - sorry I don't have any advice, but I think that's really cute and funny!! Sorry...
post #4 of 14
My cat does that from time to time as well. My understanding was that he was covering it over so he could eat it later. Be careful though my cat (also named Reilly) dragged my sweater across the room and covered his food with it.
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
My cat does that from time to time as well. My understanding was that he was covering it over so he could eat it later. Be careful though my cat (also named Reilly) dragged my sweater across the room and covered his food with it.
I agree! My cats do it all the time. They just don't want it right now!
post #6 of 14
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Thanks so much for your replies! That is really interesting that your cats did the same thing as Riley, to save their food for later! I though Riley was just pouting because he was hungry, but what you all said makes sense -- he was just saving it for later because he thought his food could run out! Thanks so much!
post #7 of 14
Ye,s i understand now that they are just saving it for later. Big cats in the wild cover leftover food to save it for another time when they are hungry too.
When Toby first started raking his paws over his food it looked like when he covers stuff in his litter box...and I thought he was trying to tell me that he thought it stunk like poo!
Linda
post #8 of 14
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KitEkats4Eva, I was just looking at your sig, and the picture of your dog looks just like my dog, Maggie! Is your dog a Newfoundland Duck Tolling Retriever, too? She looks really cute.
post #9 of 14
HAhaha! My Riley covers up his litterbox, sometimes with plastic bags, sometimes with my clothes! Be lucky its only his food your Riley is covering!
post #10 of 14
My cat shadow sometimes tries to cover up his food. Especially if its food he really really likes.
post #11 of 14
This little rescue kitten was hanging onto her outside habits during her 1st few months indoors:
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Originally Posted by PlanetOfTheCats
This little rescue kitten was hanging onto her outside habits during her 1st few months indoors:

awwww she look like a lil lynx
post #13 of 14
Oh how cute is that!
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
KitEkats4eva,
Your dog looks just like my Maggie! Is Ruby a Newfoundland Duck Tolling Retriever also?
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