Until recently, the cats' diet has consisted of one can of Newman's Own Organic Turkey canned food in the morning and 1/4 cup each of Iams kitten food at night.* Now that Melly is very nearly full grown and Scarlett is fat, the vet has given the ok to switch from kitten food to cat food, so I am slowly transitioning from the Iams to Organix adult cat food, chicken flavor. The cats are getting the same amount of food as before (I measure) but fewer calories, and apparently the difference is very noticeable.
Melly has started doing her morning hair yanking (it's how she wakes me up) even earlier, and she lurks by the food bowls looking exaggeratedly pitiful the moment I walk in the door in the evening. In the morning, Scarlett looks down at me from a nearby windowsill with an expression of great annoyance until I get out of bed, at which point she follows me like a shedding shadow until the food is in its dish, ready for her to eat. In the evening, Melly does the hard work of prowling and mewling for my attention while Scarlett sits near the food bowls looking as mournful as possible. After peevish, it's the expression she does best.
I have a video of their tragic display that I will post at some point, but in the meantime, here are some photos.
What do your cats do when they want to be fed? Are they also shameless in their displays?
*As you may remember from earlier posts, I could not keep them out of each other's food and finally had to start feeding them both the same thing. I went with kitten food so Melly wouldn't develop feline rickets as the vet threatened.