Yella Fella has been on his new way of eating for one week now. This has been more difficult than expected.
I’ve got him eating canned food. No problem with Yella because he loves canned food. Problem was he’d wolf down his food then try to eat the other cats’ food. At first I’d put him in an over-sized carrier after he’d finished his food so the others could eat, but that seemed to upset everyone.
Next I tried putting Yella in the kitchen and feed him separately from the rest. I put up a baby gate to keep him separated from the others. But Yella fooled me; he managed to actually climb over the baby gate!
So now I’m putting Yella’s food down in the kitchen and the others’ food on the table. I also am leaving food out on the kitchen counter for the others and that should work until Yella is able to jump up there.
Yella cries for me to feed him. If I wake up the least bit at night, he will come and try to rouse me. Last night I woke around midnight and Yella decided that would be a great time to lie on my back. Once the alarm goes off he starts mewling at me and pats my face, then follows me to the bathroom to make sure I don’t take too long in there.
During the day he stays close and reminds me when he thinks it’s time to eat again. If I’m working at home, he thinks my lunch break and the end of my work day are times for him to be fed. If I’m working outside the home, when I come home is time to eat.
Despite all the effort required, I’m already convinced it’s worth it. Yella’s breathing is improved, less labored, and he doesn’t snore when he sleeps.
One week down; many, many more to go!