Friday, October 20, 2017

Food Equals Love

The other night mom and dad were lounging in bed, reading.  Mom hadn't been feeling well, so dad made her a piece of toast to try to help settle her stomach.
     Now, as it is, mom compares dad's and Cleo's nutritional "needs", and that's a term that mom uses quite loosely.  You see, both Cleo and dad have similar eating issues.  It's like that's what they live for.
     Anyway, Cleo thinks she's pretty sly.  This happens often while mom and dad are sitting in the living room eating dinner.  It always appears Cleo is feeling affectionate and wants to be near mom and dad, but they know that it's not out of wanting to be near them.  It's their food she's trying to get closer to.
One Last Piece.  Mmmmmm...

     Mom was nibbling her toast and had the plate sitting on top of a book on the bed.  Cleo, of course, jumped up and stealthily (she always think mom and dad don't notice) shuffled closer and closer to the toast.  
     As much as they'd like to share they know they need to be mindful of Cleo's intake. Mom ate all but the last little piece of toast, and Cleo curled right up next to the plate to keep her eye on it.  You know, just in case mom didn't feel like finishing it.   

19 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Oh, Cleo! You just keep trying to be stealthy because you never know when the hoomins lose their focus...and you can SCORE!

William's Kith & Kin said...

How else can a kidlet get treats? You go, girl!

P.S. We are not even remotely subtle about trying to get our mom's food. Why, she can even be *holding* her plate and we'll try to get something off it!

Tamago said...

I'm sorry your mom wasn't feeling well. I hope she has recovered 100% now. Well, maybe she got so much better after seeing your cute stealthy move :-) Love that photo. You are so adorable, Cleo!

Summer said...

Cleo is much more polite than we are - any of us would have gone right up and taken that bit of toast! At least if it were my human's boyfriend's food. With my human, I might wait, but not so sure about Binga and Boodie!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is funny. I hope your mom is feeling better.

The Island Cats said...

We hope you got to enjoy that last little piece, Cleo. :)

Marg said...

Good thinking Cleo, there is always that chance you might get a little taste. We all do the same thing, always hopeful. Have a great day.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That's too cute! Mudpie has less interest in human food than any cat I've ever seen. Hope you got to enjoy at least a taste!

The Indulged Furries said...

My sister Sammi would steal the food off the plate or even a fork if you let her. You were very polite to wait for the last bite of toast. I hope you enjoyed it.

Catio Tales said...

Cleo, you are very polite. Some kitties here have, in the past, used the paw swipe with extended claw which catches the goodies from the plate. Now most of us wait for the last morsels and the Joy of Licking the Plate.

Caren Gittleman said...

Ha!!! I do the same thing with my Mom when she is eating popcorn! Mom also says Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!! catchatwithcarenandcody

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo.... round heer; we live for food N food livez for uz, N if thiz state mint iznt de stooooooooopidest thing ya az hurd... we will buy ewe a toaster oh yur own... N 93 loavez oh bread !!! N that will solve thiz dilemma thiz week ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

Ramblingon said...

Cleo! I adore your restraint! Me, I woulda scarfed it down by now.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Cleo showed such restraint!

The Whiskeratti said...

Cleo, you are a stealth girl fur sure. Keep purrfecting that routine. We hope your mom feels better.

Bionic Basil said...

MOL Cleo, mew are showing such great restraint over that little tasty morsel - if that had been Fudge it would have been swiped and gobbled up before mew could blink! MOL

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Cat Lover said...

Did you ever get your toast??? Hope Mom is long feeling better by now.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

We gotta hand frum copee N paste heer two day …coz we canna sneek round on line… like we want… sew we R stopping bye ta say…. happee howl o ween…. N heerz ta treetz outta pumpkinz wazoo ♥♥♥

Timmy Tomcat said...

Keep it up Cleo you are bound to find some good eating soon