Russell here, and I have a story to tell! It all just happened this morning, but I am calmer now.
All cats and people were up out of bed and moving around. It was very early and very dark outside and the cat dad was ready to go out to his job. Cat mom was pouring a cup of coffee, saying good-bye to cat dad, and off he went. She FINALLY noticed I was sitting at her feet non-stop talking to her.
“What’s the matter Russell?” she said. I kept on with my chatter. She then noticed the food bowls were all empty. The food bowls are NEVER all empty!
We cats are pretty much in charge of the food after it is put in our bowls. We self-regulate the amount of food we eat and make a stop at the bowls for a bite to eat whenever we feel hungry. It works very well for everyone. Twice a day, when the cat mom sees the bowls are almost empty, she just puts more food in and we are happy. But not on this day!
Cat mom told us she would get more food in the bowls right away. She keeps it in a large bin so it will stay fresh. She opened the bin and it was empty! OMC! This is unacceptable! Scooter just sat at one of the food bowls looking at the emptiness. Alice has a way of just bobbling her head when she is not sure what’s going on (most of the time).
Cat mom exclaimed, “In all my years of having cats, I have never ever run out of cat food!”
Scooter telepathically chimed in with, “How nice. That’s a lot of decades!” She continued to stare at the empty food bowl. Scooter was NOT amused.
it is dark out there – the moon is still in the sky. I have to wait until daylight before I can go out to the store.” She then sat down at her desk and started working.
Me, Russell: Are you kidding me? (She has a choice of three stores within easy walking distance and they all sell cat food. She is telling us we have to wait?)
Fortunately she gave us our afternoon snack while she waited for the moon to get out of the sky. Alice and I decided we could sleep until we got our new food. Scooter was still sitting in front of the empty food bowl. Cat mom was working at her desk, keeping an eye out for the sun.
Everything worked out. I am very sure this will never EVER happen again. Alice is napping, Scooter finally stepped away from the ‘buffet table’, and I will nap soon. Before I go, though, I am just wondering, has this ever happened to any of you?