That's not what cats ask if they find your food interesting. Nope, some of them will wait until you look away from your plate and make a grab.
Huck will do this, if he thinks he can get away with it. Since he's tall enough to counter-surf, the typewriter tray of my desk is no problem for him, though he rarely goes after it unless he's feeling particularly ornery. This morning, I had my breakfast there (a stack of Swedish pancakes and a strip of bacon, worked down to a couple of forkfuls and a single bite, respectively) and I'd been saving a little coffee to wash down the last of it. Turned to the keyboard, typed a couple of words and-- Thud! Splatter! Huck had decided to try his luck and pulled the coffee cup over.
There was about one swallow of coffee left, most of which hit the floor. A little on the cat, a little on the typewriter shelf. The mug was unharmed.
...I had not anticipated that a cat might be after my coffee. He certainly doesn't need the extra energy! At least my food didn't get nabbed.
5 weeks ago