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  1. Can’t you understand he’s saying, “NOW!”, not “meow.”

  2. Subtle cat is (not very) subtle!

  3. “My bowl has been empty for all of five seconds!

    Feed me!!”

    Poor starving kitty.

  4. happypiano says:

    he’s all like, “no matter how much i paw this bowl, no food is appearing… do something about it… please.”

  5. “Waiter? Waiter? The service in this place is terrible. Yes, you, waiter, I like to see a menu. Yes, I am staring at you. Waiter please put the camera down if you please. No, my food plate is empty, I want food, now please. Waiter….”

    And he waits…..

  6. “Hey Food Lady!! Put the camera down and feed me already!!!”. Such pleading eyes.

    Hilarious tags Meg.

  7. Hello? You haz food for me? *jangle jangle jangle*

  8. I cannot tell you how many times a day that happens in my house.

  9. I hope you have less noisy food dispensers. 😀

  10. Your house, too? Like this one, our cats have perfected the art of inducing guilt. Clank clank, meow meow, pleading eyes…

  11. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    A+, x 400!!!!

  12. Lewis n' Clark says:

    I have less noisy food dispensers, but noisier cats. They start in as soon as they hear the garage door open, then I receive a miltary escort from the garage to the kitchen. Woe to me if I stop on the way (especially if I haven’t clipped their nails.

  13. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    **This clip sent me searching (fruitlessly, thus far …) to try to locate a clip from some motion picture, of prisoners of a heartless prison institution, beginning a riot in the cafeteria, by banging forks and knives on the tables, to demand improved cuisine and service**

  14. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    (giggle): “I receive a military escort” = 🙂

  15. LIve action Simon’s Cat.

  16. Simon’s cat lives! All that’s missing is his pointing with his paw to his open maw.
    Merrowr. [stupid human, tin cup on jail bars’ sound]. Merrowr!!

  17. 😉 Holy Simon’s Cat transcontinental telepathy!

  18. Please sir, may I have some more?

  19. Queen of Dork says:

    I WANT THIS CAT!!! He reminds me of old, black and white cowboy movies where the cook rings the triangle on the side of the ole homestead to call in the ranch hands for supper (of beans and something). Except the kitty is trying to call in the servants for his own meal to be served. He’s so pretty and furry and silver! I WANT THIS CAT!!!

  20. baby birdie says:

    This cat jangles the bowl……at around 0:27, the cat says “Meow.” (Translation: “Gimme some cat food.”) A couple seconds later, he/she says, more insistently, “Meow.” (Translation: “Hey!”) He/she jangles the bowl again. At 0:48, the cat gives you a look like, “You know you want to.” At 0:52: “Hey. Hey buddy. Gimme the cat food!” Jangle jangle. At 1:04, another “you know you wanna feed me” look. At 1:09, he/she says, “Just feed me.” The cat keeps jangling, then stops, all the while thinking up a witty song about wanting tuna.

  21. OMG, that’s meeeeee about 20 minutes ago … staring at my empty snack-food shelf in my kitchen and running a hand across it’s empty madness. I was resolved earlier this week – no more trips down the Walmart junk food aisle. The horror has finally hit me this stay-in Friday night …

    Starving Kitty, I *feel* your pain.

    — Starving Bonz

  22. maybe you need to feed your cat then. poor cat.

  23. Chris Griffin says:

    “Are the gnomes off work today? Cause the food bowl is empty… …. Maybe you could help? … … I mean, just cause your New Years Resolution is to diet doesn’t mean I need to diet…. “

  24. warrior rabbit says:

    Exactly what I was thinking!

  25. more, more, more…

  26. warrior rabbit says:

    Exactly what I was thinking!!

  27. What the heck happened to those house elves????

  28. cosmiquemuffin says:

    Chubby kitty wants moar chub.

    May get hug and yodeling lesson instead.


  30. xxSevenSxx says:

    “Momm! Hey, Mooomm!”

  31. The best thing to me is the stricken expression on his face. “Why is there not food in teh bowl? Don’t you wuv me? Am I not adorable enough? Well!?”

  32. Lewis n' Clark says:

    I think Paul Newman was in it…it wasn’t “Hud”, was it? Same movie containing “What we have here, son, is a failure to communicate”. Or am I totally mixing things up?

  33. Gigi (the original one) says:

    That’s it I have to face facts I have been too well trained by my cats, all I wanted to do wile watching that video was feed the cat, I couldn’t even see the cute!
    I actually got a little upset that the video ended without food being given to the cats!!!
    Help !! Is there some kind of 12 step a program to help me? Something like Catcoholic Anonymous maybe?

  34. (The Original) Mel says:

    “Noooobody knows, the tuna I’ve seeeeen….”

    *clanks bowl*

  35. (The Original) Mel says:

    Cool Hand Luke

  36. Who. Is. Responsible. For. This?


  38. Oh, you never saw laundry in my house when I still had two of them. Every trip downstairs to the basement was a parade.

  39. Catherine says:

    Please, sir, can I have some more?

  40. Heee.. my parent’s dog is the canine equivalent, except he’ll also lick the bottom of the empty bowl as if to emphasize how pathetically starved he is. He’s about 20 pounds overweight so I’m not buying it. 😛 (Don’t blame me, I don’t live with them and my dad puts gravy on his diet kibble *groan!*)

  41. trumanrabbit says:

    The scene then takes a more serious tone when Hungry Fat Cat encourages feline onlookers to chant, “(c)Attica! (c)Attica!”
    Soon all cats collapse from exhaustion, retreating into nearby sunbeams.
    Roll credits.

  42. victoreia says:

    OMG! That expression was eerily familiar!

  43. Oh you poor neglected , 1/2 starved to death & wasting away , abused BABY !
    (insert eye roll here) I get the same look from my kids even though the bowls are at least 1/2 full . I am SOOOOOO immune to that emotional blackmail (insert eye roll here) As I go running to the pantry to open up a new 25 # bag of cat food.

  44. Roser42697 says:

    PRETTY KITTY! omg. . .

  45. Simon’s Cat, is that you?

  46. FortheloveofGod – feeeed that cat!

  47. I never knew a kitty could make puppy-dog eyes. My heart, she is wrenching!

  48. This looks exactly like my fat cat Eisa, who spends half the day keeping watch over her food bowl and glaring and meowing at anyone who passes by without feeding her. (Yes, I admit it, I usually feed her.)

    “Humans are so stupid. What do I have to do to make them understand? I sit here by my bowl, I rattle it, I glare, I plead, I meow, and all they do is stand there pointing that thing at me. I wish we had more intelligent servants!”

  49. warrior rabbit says:

    The first one didn’t appear, yet wasn’t banished to moderation. Sorry for the redundancy. Sorry for the redundancy.

  50. warrior rabbit says:

    LOL! Bravo.

  51. Anne Packrat says:

    I’m with you, kitty. Diets suck. -_-;;

  52. Does kitteh remind anyone else of chesire cat? =D

  53. O, pobrecito.

  54. Rub the magic bowl and a genie will appear with your favorite tuna, cheese puffs, or perfectly aerated water.

    Where is that Genie I’ve been waiting for hours.

  55. That cat has the “accusing look” sussed!!!

    I´m almost expecting kitty to point a finger at its mouth Simon´s Cat style. 😉

  56. 260Oakley says:

    Tin Pan Alley Cat Blues

  57. No soup for you!

  58. “military escort”….I love it! 😀

  59. Our dog does this! Only instead of clanking it, he sort of digs in it, pushing it across the floor. We hear the *scoot*, *scoot*, *scoot* and say, “Oops, Neko’s pushing his food button again!”

  60. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Soup N*zi!!!

  61. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    They ought to also give him Diet Soda, with his diet kibble!!!

  62. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    *inserting triumphant parade music, to go along with the mental visual image*

    (“76 Trombones lead the morning sun…”)

  63. bob drummond says:

    I just love it when any animal just stares at you and you just cannot escape
    their look. You know you just can’t win, you just have to give in.Whether it’s a
    kitty,a doggie, a bunny,hampster ,turtle , lizard or anything else that considers
    you their chuck wagon.

  64. crazy wienerdog lady says:

    this made me giggle

  65. What’s wrong kitty? Did Timmy fall down the well again? What are you trying to tell me? You know I don’t speak Spanish!

  66. crazy wienerdog lady says:

    OMG, This cat is SO cute! Not just the clanging action but the actual cat! I think I have a soft spot for big, fat, fluffy kitties. The color and eye’s on this kitteh KEEEELLLLLSSSS me!


  67. crazy wienerdog lady says:

    Anchorman reference FTW!

  68. crazy wienerdog lady says:

    my oldest Leo does this when the water bowl is empty. It’s a ceramic bowl on a ceramic tile floor, but when it’s empty he takes his paw and slides it sideways across the floor… usually about 3 feet!

  69. I was fully expecting this cat to point to his mouth and meow like Simon’s Cat!

  70. Queen of Dork says:

    That’s hiliarious! “military escort” indeed. I’m totally picturing it. 🙂

  71. Once A Fish says:

    The bigger of my two cats does this. We have a glug glug glug kind of water dish in the bathroom (they refuse to drink in the kitchen where the food dish is… I don’t get it). Anyway, the bigger kitty does this pathetic water dance when the jug is empty– he scoots the water dish over, and waits for it to glug glug. And since it doesn’t do its glugging thing, he stares at it (as if he’s giving it time to think about it). And then he starts scooting the whole unit all over the bathroom floor, trying to make it glug. Very pathetic.

  72. Queen of Dork says:

    My SamKitty used to scootch his water bowl all over the kitchen but while it was full so that water would slosh all over the floor. One time I was in the living room and heard this huge commotion in the kitchen. It sounded like he may have naughtily climbed up on the counter and done a swan dive off of there and into his water bowl. He came running out of there looking all innocent. Of course there was a big mess in the kitchen but he swore he had nothing to do with it.

  73. FTW!

  74. Brubaker?

  75. “Chuck wagon” — heh. Excellent reference. Makes me think of that dog food ad (was the dog food Gravy Train?) with the dog transfixed by the mini chuck wagon rolling through the kitchen.

    Well, I suppose it’s better than being imagined turning on a spit or served up on a bun!

  76. TrixandSam says:

    *clank, clank, clank, CLANK… clank, clank, clank, CLANK…*
    “when i was a fat cat …
    *clank, clank, clank, CLANK…*
    “i ask for mo food…
    *clank, clank, clank, CLANK…*
    “all’s i got was a stare….
    *clank, clank, clank, CLANK…*
    “what’s wrong wit-choo dude!….

  77. My male cat used to do this (minus the swan-dive)… I kept having to buy heavier & heavier water bowls until I found one that was too heavy for him to push around….

  78. Awesome. Oh kitteh! So hungry. Poor little thing.

  79. Wow, that was professional-grade guilt-tripping. He just sits there rattling his bowl, hinting that he’s starving to death and woe, his bowl is empty.

    This is why people have trouble putting their pets on diets. They guilt us so perfectly.

  80. frogboots says:

    YES! This kitty sounds JUST LIKE Simon’s Cat!

  81. 260Oakley says:


  82. My favorite part is how fat cat’s belleh retracts with each meow. So much chub and effort.

  83. yumyumjanitor says:

    Omg just give the cat some green beans or yams or something.

  84. whoa, he looks just like Tim Burton’s version of the Cheshire Cat! also, i wish my cat were that quiet when he was hungry. haha

  85. I was thinking the same thing! So much effort goes into each meow – the look on his face is so “please don’t make me ASK for it – the sad eyes look really should be enough”

  86. skippymom says:

    “I have never had any food, ever! No one has ever fed me in my whole lifetime!”

    Hey, People, today is Skippy’s fourteenth birthday!

  87. Yes…..Kitteh has a striking resemblance to me, silly smile and all……!!11!! 😆

  88. Alice Shortcake says:

    Dammit, I wanted to be first with the Simon’s cat comment!

  89. food? food for me please? food now? *attempts hypnotic stare*

    my kitty is a big fella too, is now on a strict diet.
    and yep, he will let you know when he’s hungry! (always)

  90. Queen of Dork says:

    Happy Birthday, Skippy!!!!

  91. Yes; He certainly does look like Tim Burton’s Cheshire Cat
    & seems to be as quiet as I am; 😳
    However, there are many versions of CKK’s, all as equally as cute;
    (And none of us CKK wannabe’s really mind: as long as the monthly royalty check arrives on time…… ) 🙄

  92. Thanks, QoD! I’ll pass it on.

  93. Silent Meow says:

    You know, with each second that goes by without his kibble the cat is becoming more and more emaciated in a rapid and horrific starvation. CAN’T YOU SEE that the kitteh is crying out for help in this DIRE HUNGER EMERGENCY? Sure, he’s got a lot of fluff on him right now, but he surely won’t last much longer! Someone, get him some foodz, NOW!!!

    Ohhhhhh, pooooor kiiitttteeeehhh!!!

    Cats. They’re such drama queens!

  94. Happy Birthday, Skipster! You and your mama both rock!!

  95. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    “Happy Birthday to Skippeeeeeeeeeeeeee;
    happy birthday tooooooooo Skippeeeeeeeeeeee…..
    happy BIRTHday, deeeear Skippeeeeeeee;
    happy birthday to you!!!!”

    (“and many moooooooooooooore…..”) 🙂

  96. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    Very moving testimonial
    You should consider working in Marketing 🙂

  97. Mary (the first) says:

    That’s what I thought of, the metal cups banging back and forth across the cell bars, clank, clank, “we want (insert demand of your choice, in this case, food!)”!

  98. Mary (the first) says:

    Exactly what I was thinking!!

  99. Mary (the first) says:

    Love it!!

  100. Mary (the first) says:

    Today is my birthday too but I’m far past 14.. haha.. HB to Skippy!

  101. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    HB Mary!!!! 🙂

  102. Whenever I think of a parade, I think of Animal House and the marching band.

    But back to the kitteh, he is doin it right:
    – beauty gray fur
    – round, pleading, accusing gray eyes
    – repeated, accusing, dish-jangling
    – polite yet insistent meouws
    – just enough fattitude to make it ok to feed him, oh just one more time

  103. Happy Burpday, Skippy! What kind of treats are you giving him today? :mrgreen:

  104. This was the only cafeteria scene I could think of…

  105. Silent Meow says:

    I am actually visually impaired (partially sighted) learning both Braille and American Sign Language, and plan to eventually go to college to study to become a speech pathologist after I go through blindness rehabilitation. My final goal is to work in disability rehab.

    But, I could always market cat food on the side.

  106. Silent Meow says:

    And, once I become a speech pathologist, I could always use this video to help in teaching kids how to make the “me” and “ow” sounds.

  107. Happy birthday, Mary!

  108. 103 comments, and I’m -unbelievably- happy that no one posted “omg, this cat is neglected, cruelty!!!!”, or something equally retarded. I’m impressed.

    On a different note, that cat is pro, probably gives guilt-tripping classes at the community cat-college.

  109. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    wow you are cool to the Nth degree!!!

  110. He had Fancy Feast (wild salmon souffle) for breakfast, and he’ll be dining this evening on FF chicken florentine. I had to stand and guard him this morning while he ate, because Chloe was INDIGNANT that he had the special stuff and was trying to push him away from his dish.

  111. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    (some kids might be already skilled,
    at making the “ow” sound 🙂 )

  112. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:


    (I’m sure the other scenes/ Brubaker et al are FABULOUS)

    THAT’s the scene I WANTED!!!!



  113. Most of the kids I know are pretty good at “me”!

  114. Po kitteh. clank da bowl…. stare intensely, even dilate pupils to stresse da point….. like, “are you DEAF?” to the hoomin… (an if hoomin does have hearing issues) … We’ve practiced this be-FORE! paw picking up and slamming down deesh meeenss……YOU’VE GOT IT! Bowl is EM-ty. you KNOW what I mean…..

    tonight, yew bettah sleep wif yer eyes clozed…

  115. Oh what a sweet begging face! What a darling kitty! I know just how you feel! Poor baby! You are bootiful!!

  116. *snerk* Methinks Shadyman has been on eBay too often…..

  117. I wonder if your military escort and mine are from the same battalion cat-talion?

  118. Silent Meow says:

    This is one way, I guess, in which cats are like kids. Most of both are good at saying “me” and “ow.” (Those kids who aren’t can go to speech pathologists. Those cats who aren’t become Silent Meows.)

  119. My boyfriend’s cats do this as well. He tries to pretend he’s tough but they have him trained (see their adorable chubbiness). They will sit by their dishes for treats at 5 pm and then when they are empty, lick them, then stare at you. One reaches his paw up in a “please sir, may I have some more” gesture. Yes kitty, you are cute with your big eyes but your tubby belly says you don’t need more food.

  120. isn’t this one of those cats with the really baggy skin that hands off is body and makes it look fat(ter)

  121. Queen of Dork says:

    Yay! Happy Birthday, Mary! I love birthdays! May you and Skippy both have many wonderful wonderments today! I hope you, Mary receive many well wishes and shoes or WHATEVER you like! And may Skippy’s tuna always be moist and tasty and his catnip plentiful. 🙂

  122. Queen of Dork says:

    Hooray to you, Silent Meow! 🙂

  123. skippymom says:

    Thanks for all the wishes! Skippy has been the greatest thing in my world for twelve years, and he’s in the prime of his life. Got to go home and crack open the Fancy Feast now.

  124. My husband does that.

  125. kozzabelle says:

    This goes on in my house EVERY day,,except there are FOUR full bowls of food at the boss’s food station while Bella is howling. Trout, Mariners Catch and Salmon today, in addition to the Meaty Delights dry kibble.. Finiky McFurpants demands a buffet every day….and being so well trained, I accomodate the fur ball. I love my babycat.

  126. omg This totally cracked me up.

  127. Happy Birfday, Skippy! And it’s also my 1 year anniversary of quitting smoking! Yay!

  128. LOL! Mine too.

  129. There should be Fancy Feast for everyone! With crunchy kitteh treats sprinkled on top!

  130. Congratulations and good for you! I quit 16 years ago and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.

  131. My feline tells me that this cat is saying: “Me Now!, Me Now! Me Now!”

  132. No I don’t. Don’t fall for the kitten eyes and manipulative meow.

    We’re on a diet because gluttony and obesity are not cute. She may ignore the vet’s diatribute, but I’m not interested in feline diabetes as a hobby.

  133. I want a video. 🙂

  134. That is one plaintive look. I can see how he got to that size!

  135. April's NaNa says:

    @ marthava.. Congrats on kickin’ the habbit! You will feel better & better, even your bones will be stronger!

  136. Queen of Dork says:

    Peeps? I heard through the grapevine that there are some cats at the shelter here who would like a home to live in with people who would be full of love. I wish I could adopt all of them but I have such a little house. But my daughter and I are going to go there tomorrow and see if maybe one of them would like to come home with us.

  137. My 20 1/2 year old geriatricat decided she only likes FRESH water. So every morning, she meows at me until I get up, pour out the old glass of water (yes, her royal catliness drinks out of a glass), and refill it with fresh, cold water. I should be glad she doesn’t knock it over!

  138. Silent Meow says:

    Congratulations on quitting!

    I’m lucky I’ve never smoked.

  139. Silent Meow says:

    If I had that kitty, he would soooooo have me wrapped around his paws and doing his every bidding all hours of the day and night!

  140. Silent Meow says:

    My fiance is deaf, and he wants a kitten. I guess he and kitten will be communicating in a form of feline sign language.

  141. freetomato says:

    Poor baby looks emaciated and malnourished! I’m horrified! He’s just skin and bones (and fur and chub).

    I should have know I’d get beaten on the Simon’s Cat references.

    The cat I had when I was a kid used to do the “silent meow” when he was hungry – his mouth would open and the tiniest, scratchiest little whisper of a meow would come out, as if he was too weak to be any louder.

  142. Big congratulations, marthava, I know how difficult that can be and I’m very proud of you.

  143. Martha in Washington says:

    My silly cat will ONLY drink water out of the fish bowl. I don’t know what we’re gonna do when the stupid fish dies!

  144. mmmmmmm….fish-flavored water……!!

  145. not so leetle! 😉

  146. Yes! I felt so guilty as I watched the video!

  147. Mary (the first) says:

    Good luck finding a kitteh that wants to come home with you! I’m sure there will be a lucky one!

  148. Is it worth the waiting for?
    If we live ’til eighty four
    All we ever get is crunchies!
    Ev’ry day we say our purrrr —
    Will they change the bill of fur?
    Still we get the same old crunchies!
    There is no tin of gushy food we can find,
    We can beg, we can borrow, or cadge,
    But there’s nothing to stop us from getting a thrill
    When we all close our eyes and meoooooooooooooooowyyyy …

  149. Queen of Dork says:

    (Nothing to do with cats but everything to do with morning) Good morning, Everypeep!!)

  150. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh. You never know until you go for it if your post will embed or not. Maybe this one will work!

  151. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    film “Oliver!” ca. 1968 was AWESOME!!!!

  152. Eau de poisson?

    Maybe a little Clamato juice in the ole fish bowl would work?

  153. Morning, COers! 🙂

  154. Yonathan Zarkovian says:


  155. Ha! I wanted to say something like that XD

  156. Silent Meow says:

    Get that sleeeeepy chipmunkins some coffee!


  157. Feeeeed me, Seymour!

  158. Our cat knows that already. There’s the “poke on the nose” and the “let’s suffocate my human by lying on top of her head” and “let’s knock something off the bedside table”. It’s a laugh a minute, I tells ya.

  159. emmberrann says:

    The late Mr. Picky used to sit beside the empty dish with his back to me and his tail pointing at me and glance at me over his shoulder, as if to say, “are you getting the message yet?”

  160. I wonder if the kitteh of a deaf owner will not meow very much? I know that meowing in pet cats is mostly a social thing they do to interact with humans… feral cats don’t meow much. So with a human that doesn’t respond much to meows, will he learn to stop meowing?

  161. It’s Simon’s Cat!

  162. clank clank clank clank!!

  163. like the Keebler elf who magically replenishes the cookies when you run out?

  164. omg I totally remember that commercial. You put water on it, and it makes its own gravy. Sigh. Holy moly I’m gettin old. I love the linoleum in the kitchen, all polka dotty though.

  165. Hear, hear! I got chewed out by the vet (and rightly so) for indulging our Henry’s appetite. Luckily Henry did not actually develop diabetes–I was able to slim him down, with the vet’s help and by learning to ignore his drama–but it could easily have gone the opposite way. That would not have been fun for any of us…

  166. But those little “mows” got nothing on the foster kittayns swarming the feed person and jumping on him going MMMEEEEWW!!!! Will they ever be fed??

    That’s one of my favorites.

  167. Where did Shadyman’s comment go?

  168. I fail to see the funny side of this , the kitty is clearly malnourished and has to beg for food. (:

  169. when my mom watched this video, she said “of course the kitty is chubby! how can you resist that face?” luckily, mine never beg for food. they are weird.

  170. 4leafclover says:

    Someone call Amnesty International!!

  171. Oh, Happy Birthday, Skippy 😀 😆 I bet the birthday kitty loved his special treat 😆

  172. Same here, Silent Meow 😀

  173. I feel the same way, Queen of Dork, whenever I see on our local TV station, GlobalTV, on Tuesday afternoon broadcast of their “Adopt A Pet” where they show cute kittens or cats that need homes 😀

    You will find a kitty or two 😀

  174. Ahem! Ahem, I say. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the food bowl is empty. Let me check again. Yes, I believe that my initial assessment is correct. The food bowl is empty. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Meow.

  175. muttluver says:

    …..you named your dog Kitty?


    That’s one of the funniest things dogs do. I was very pleased and amused to find that our baby girl does it sometimes when she wants to amuse herself.

    But WHAT THE FOO does it hafta do with this thread?

  176. muttluver says:


  177. For crying out loud, someone feed the poor thing!!!

  178. Our boys have a parade every morning. When our tuxie Trouble realizes someone is conscious, he starts walking all over us, crying and purring. If we don’t get up right away, our long hair Mika switches with him. They go back and forth until we finally get up. Then begins the parade. First to the top of the stairs where they wait for us to join them. Then they run downstairs. Trouble will sit at the base of those stairs waiting, while Mika goes to the top of the basement stairs. As we reach the main floor, Trouble heads for the top of the basement stairs, Mika heading down below. Rounding the corner to the basement, Trouble goes down while Mika waits at the bowls. As we reach the basement, the cries are now yowls as we approach the food, then the dishes. They only stop because food is in their mouths.

  179. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Nicely done.

  180. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    I’ma thinkin’, that Shadyman didn’t wish me well and that a Moderator mighta axed Shadyman’s bit. Maybe. I do recall approximately what was in the comment & that I didn’t
    “get the reference”, so ….

  181. My kitty was BORN diabetic. 2 shots a day…blood samples etc.
    He lived to be 17 as he had good care and lots of love. However, keep your kitties fit and trim as it is not something you want them to endure.

  182. I get that too. Fortuanately it is for love and affection…not food.

  183. LOL

  184. It’s Simon’s cat!

  185. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    congratulations on your release from the
    Big Green Moderashun Machine, ml!!!

  186. I’m a little late here, but up until that kitty started to meow, it reminded me of my baby boy. He has trained me well, though, and never needs to raise his voice. From my vantage point at the computer, the kitchen is at an angle across my desk – I can look into the shadows when I sit here… and often, I will feel this… this sense of something. This shadowy presence. And I will look up, and into the dark kitchen and see him sitting there, a silhouette against the wall, large, round eyes beseeching me, oh, beseeching me!

    He never makes a sound, but he will sit there until I feel bad enough about his presence there that I go and feed him. That is how well trained I am. I need no mews, the LOOK in those eyes is enough to bowl me over. Sometimes I think he is related to Darth Vader, or some other commanding presence that barely needs to raise their voice to get their wishes done.

    Maybe my kitty is Sauron?

  187. I just put my fat kitty on weight control kibble. Every morning he frantically wakes me up and leads me to the (full) bowl, to show me the unacceptable food. He eats a bite and then gives me a terribly put-upon face. I am clearly a horrible mommy.

  188. Queen of Dork says:

    :)! A parade! Yay!

  189. Queen of Dork says:

    These kitty stories in the comments are so funny!

  190. I’ve dropped commercial foods and follow the healthy cat recipes in Anitra Frasier’s “Natural Cat” book for my three (Stella is 18, Bacio is 13 1/2 and Angelo is 13). They love it and wait patiently in line for the bowls to be filled. Their condition is superb.

  191. I’ve totally dropped commercial (and so-called vet-approved) cat foods and now only give my three cats meals from Anitra Frasier’s book “The natural cat”. Stella(18 years old), Bacio (13.5 years old) and Angelo (13 years old) just love it and wait patiently in line for their bowls to be filled. Their condition is superb.

  192. My overweight kitty makes the exact same face. I adopted her as a senior cat and she was 18 lbs. Through a vet prescribed diet and some exercise, she’s dropped almost 4 pounds! It takes time but it’s possible. Good kittty!

  193. So this is totally my kitty as well (although she isn’t gray…that’s where the difference ends)…although today I can proudly announce that listening to the crying has paid off…precious Mendi has lost almost a pound according to the vet!

  194. SnowyLeop says:

    Make sure he is eating *something* and not losing weight too quickly else he could go into liver failure. I have friends who switched to diet cat food to help two of their overweight cats shed weight; however, because their household included four more active and less gastronomically-refined cats, my friends didn’t notice their two inside-only fatties were on a hunger strike. They realized something was wrong when the cats’ eyes and ears started to look yellowish: the kitties were entering liver failure and almost died. My friends had to carefully monitor and force-feed their sick felines for about three weeks. It was pretty scary and force-feeding cats is as about as easy as it sounds.

  195. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    THREE CHEERS for Gail, for MissK and for Linzer!!!! 🙂

  196. Is that “far past 14” in people years or kitteh years? 😉

    Hippo birdday to ewessssss!

  197. Well… the cat’s own rotundity might have a little something to do with it. 😉

  198. HINT! Hello!

  199. Sparkleby says:

    Oh yes! The “this water near the food is simply not acceptable” thing. My cat insists on fresh water ALSO in a cup and it must. be. fresh. In the bathroom, not the kitchen. Alternatively…. he will drink out of the toilet. Go figure. Also, if there is white visible at the bottom of the food bowl, it is the same thing as having an empty bowl.

  200. I don’t care if he’s fat…that sad little expression in his eyes tells me this isn’t the first time he’s had to beg and beg and beg for food. FEED HIM…a nice low calorie food, but FEED HIM nonetheless. He needs exercise and attentive play time, not starvation.

  201. poor little tubby chubby …

    his bowl is broken ! it won’t fill itself !

    how long do you all think he can survive on 22 pounds of stored fat ?

    feed me now – before i call one of those ”save the starving” or ”feed the hungry” associations, or call the police and report you for not suspending me in a nutrient-rich liquid, so i can float and eat non-stop

    or put me in a glass box with pounce, fish flakes, and food pellets whirling around in the air, like on those game shows !

    my cat Bear used to do that next to a full bowl. he just needs a HUG, that’s all

  202. Really? I don’t know much about cats, but I know that the dog I grew up with, who never once had to beg for food, mastered that expression and wore it every night as she ignored her kibble and watched us eat tasty people food. She got lots of positive reinforcement, too, because some stupid kid (that would be me) ignored her parents’ rule about dogs and people food, and always smuggled some down to her. My mom was made of sterner stuff; she had to endure those eyes every day when cooking and baking, and she never gave in (not that she would admit, anyways).

  203. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


    If I dress up in a cat outfit, can I live at your house?

  204. OMG! Feed the poor starving beautiful kitty! Can’t you see it’s underfed?! LOL

  205. ravengirl says:

    the eyes. the beseeching eyes.

  206. I am deaf, and my cats indeed don’t meow to me. They taunt my Mum and sister instead who at those moments wish they were deaf. 😉

  207. The cat’s face at the end looks like a face a fat human makes when they’re hungry.