We have 2 cats. A male who is 16lbs, 6 years old and a female who is 14lbs, 8 years old. For the most part they get along. We feed them a 1/2 cup of dry Science Diet in the morning and when we get home around 5pm, another 1/2 cup dry. The problem appears to be when one day my wife decided to give them a "few kernels" at night before bed time (usually around 9pm). Yes, they have their own room and after the kernel feeding, their door closes and you hear nothing from them until morning. Nice huh? Well, the issue is that the male anticipates the kernel feeding an hour to an hour and a half too early. He'll sit at the top of the steps and meow for his anticipated kernel feeding. My guess is my wife should've never started this, but for now, the damage is done. Is it possible to NOT give the kernel feeding anymore and just "put them to bed". I'm sure I'll hear him "howling" behind the door and suspect that eventually he'll stop. But at what price? A month or two? Is it fair for him/them?
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3/15/06 at 12:47pm