This is food. Zeus believes it's cat food.
The evening routine during snack time, which I generally have on a TV tray while watching the news, is for Zeus to quietly hop up onto the arm of my chair. He then stares and purrs. When that doesn't work, he escalates. So the routine is:
- Hop up
- Stare and purr
- Stare, purr and meow
- Wave paw at food
|Wave Paw at Food|
- Tap with paw, claws sheathed
- Tap with paw, one claw extended
- Tap with paw, climbing gear deployed
- Aggressive paw wave at food
If I want to keep my boyish good looks, I'm forced to distribute a morsel of food.
|Feeding the Alligator|