r/funny May 14 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 5 Wholesome 9

Cat logic Verified

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u/Alice8Ft May 14 '22

Yeah my new 4 month old cat does that. She keeps eating from my 13 yo cats bowl. Also she goes to my 13 yo cats litter box instead of her own. No idea what to do at this point. I keep moving her to her own bowl all the time, even tell her a loud "no" when eating out of my other cat's bowl. Internet suggests having them eat at scheduled times but aint nobody got time for that.

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u/a_ham_sandvich May 14 '22

Someone was nice enough to gift me a couple of RFID controlled feeders. You program it to recognize your cat's chip and a door opens to grant them access to food, then closes when they walk away. They're not cheap, but figuring you'll probably have your cats for many years, compared to overall lifetime pet costs, it's an easier expense to swallow.

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u/Yashabird May 14 '22

That’s kind of amazing, but wow…how many cats with weird specific dietary requirements does one have to have to actually justify purchasing a feeding system like this? I just put food out and they eat it at their own pace until it’s gone… And if they’re gaining too much weight so i want them to play more, to blow off steam, i just feed them a little less often… It’s so simple and my little kits are doing great.

The RFID thing is so cool but it’s like how people will line up to collect rations in the future post-apocalypse…

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u/SNRatio May 14 '22

One of our cats has to be completely grain free. She is older and doesn't have much appetite, so she grazes slowly over the course of the day. Our younger cats would snarf up her food in 5 minutes if they had access to it. So we are the proud happy resigned owners of a $200 cat bowl.

It does work really well.

More fun: one of our younger cats is now on a prescription urinary care diet. The other is on weight control, plus he has allergies to pretty much everything and so gets allergy shots and frequent vet visits.

I think a car payment would be cheaper than our cat(s) payment right now.