By VeganVampyre - Canada - Clarenville
Today, my cat has decided she can't eat unless I'm right there with her, so when she gets hungry she finds me and howls until I follow her to her food dish. She likes to eat pretty frequently, and I'm already getting a headache. FML
VeganVampyre tells us more :
Hey everyone, OP here :) Just to clear a few things up, she is a street kitten that I just rescued about a week ago, and she had been attacked and beaten up by other cats quite a few times when she was out on the streets, so I'm thinking this lovely new behaviour is either a) she feels safer having me "protect" her while she eats, or b) she's just realized it's really nice to have company nearby and she's taking advantage since she was always alone before. I'm sure she will grow out of it as she gets more comfortable and used to being here :) To the people saying I should control her food better- I feed her twice a day, but she prefers to graze rather finish it all at once. And since this is the healthier eating habit, I will not force her to change to a less healthy eating habit. To the people telling me to ignore her- can't do it. I'm so thrilled that she actually trusts me, and I feel so bad that she was on her own for so long that I can't bring myself to ignore her for any reason just yet. To all the other YDI comments- I rescued a gorgeous, friendly little kitty from a probably short and horrible life on the streets, being attacked by other cats, and in return I got a lovely cuddly companion. Do I deserve that? Absolutely. :)
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  VeganVampyre  |  26

Thank you, #26 :) I do only feed her twice a day, but she doesn't eat it all at once. Nothing I can really do about that. Besides, it's healthier to graze and eat small amounts throughout the day so I'm certainly not going to encourage her to adopt a less healthy eating style!

  Catdragon  |  40

I have 4 cats and leave a bowl out all day for them. they're all a healthy weight and nit fat at all. because they control how much they eat, unlike dogs. they won't eat until th

  Catdragon  |  40

they explode. they eat until they're full. my cats don't weigh more than 10lbs and my lightest is 3lbs. (tried to edit but my stupid phone wouldn't open the keyboard and by the time it popped up, the edit time frame ran out)

  brand125  |  17

what an asshole, how about your mom get rid of you when you were a kid because she felt like it. sound fair? dont EVER have animals please. its people like you why there are so many animals im shelters

  Mauskau  |  35

OP, my cat did the same thing when her first symptoms of lung cancer appeared. If your cat was a rescue cat, it's possible there could be an underlying problem. Watch the rest of it's behaviour, if anything else changes you'll need to take it to a vet.

By  Ramos808  |  29

You have to get your cat to eat by herself, or else this will become a permanent habit! You shouldn't listen to your cat, and she will eventually eat without your presence