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Boyfie was fooled today

Post by Christina Websel » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 02:39:57



by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
minutes!
You might not think that it's important, those ten minutes but it really is.
I would prefer to feed him at 12 hourly intervals, but he isn't doing that.
He has his breakfast when I get up and his tea definitely has to be at 3.45
and his little sprinkle of dry at 10 pm.  That is his firm idea.
It's impossible not to.  At 3.40 he leads me to his dish and meows.  At 9.55
he leads me to another dish and meows.
(we have two dishes, one for his wet and one for his dry sprinkle)
I swear that boy has a clock in his head.
Tweed
 
 
 

Boyfie was fooled today

Post by Divamanq » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 06:36:56


Quote:

> by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
> meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
> minutes!
> You might not think that it's important, those ten minutes but it really is.
> I would prefer to feed him at 12 hourly intervals, but he isn't doing that.
> He has his breakfast when I get up and his tea definitely has to be at 3.45
> and his little sprinkle of dry at 10 pm.  That is his firm idea.
> It's impossible not to.  At 3.40 he leads me to his dish and meows.  At 9.55
> he leads me to another dish and meows.
> (we have two dishes, one for his wet and one for his dry sprinkle)
> I swear that boy has a clock in his head.
> Tweed

I think they DO!  The cat I had when I was in college used to always
meet me at the front walk when I came home from school.  He was an
indoor-outdoor cat, so went about his business all day, but come time
for my arrival, there he'd be, waiting for me where our walk met the
public sidewalk.
 
 
 

Boyfie was fooled today

Post by ---MIKE- » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:11:08


Amber was usually on my bed when I woke up in the morning - waiting to
be petted.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

 
 
 

Boyfie was fooled today

Post by jmcquow » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:25:03



Quote:
> by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
> meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
> minutes!
> You might not think that it's important, those ten minutes but it really is.
> I would prefer to feed him at 12 hourly intervals, but he isn't doing that.
> He has his breakfast when I get up and his tea definitely has to be at 3.45
> and his little sprinkle of dry at 10 pm.  That is his firm idea.
> It's impossible not to.  At 3.40 he leads me to his dish and meows.  At 9.55
> he leads me to another dish and meows.
> (we have two dishes, one for his wet and one for his dry sprinkle)
> I swear that boy has a clock in his head.
> Tweed

Persia has a clock, too.  When I was working I'd get up at 6:00 and
naturally that's when she expected to be fed.  And I'd feed her again
around 6:00.  The 12 hour interval doesn't work anymore.

She finally got used to the idea Meomie gets to sleep in so it's more
like 8:00.  I refill the dish with fresh prescription kibble and give
her a dab of gooshy food. (I also have two dishes).  Okay.  But yes, at
"tea time" she wants a dab more gooshy food.  If it gets much later than
4:00 she definitely lets me know about it. :)

Jill

 
 
 

Boyfie was fooled today

Post by Debby Hanok » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 02:18:59


Tweed, he's trained you well!  Excellent!

That being said, since being diagnosed as diabetic and being put on insulin, Lilith, my nurse cat, has learned to tell time!  She knows when she gets her insulin shots and kibble and will not hesitate to inform me if I'm even one second late!

The conversion to Daylight Savings Time in the U.S., at the beginning of March, didn't fool her.  Gadzooks, I've created a monster!

Haha.

Purrs & Headbutts,
Debby

 
 
 

Boyfie was fooled today

Post by Bastett » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 04:34:28


 > by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
 > meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
 > minutes!

Are you saying that - putting the extra 10 minutes aside for a moment -
that you feed him at 3:45 while on GMT and 4:45 while on summer time? That's
pretty nice of you, conforming to his clock instead of yours. I guess he
wouldn't notice the difference. And since you're retired, you don't have to
be on a strict schedule. As far as he's concerned, he's getting tea only
10 minutes later. (I realize this might be upsetting to him, since he could
probably be used to set your watch to, in the event that atomic clocks
fail. But I'm sure he'll adjust.)

--
Joyce

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going
somewhere.                                           -- Groucho Marx

 
 
 

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Post by Christina Websel » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 03:05:32



Quote:


>> by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
>> meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
>> minutes!
>> You might not think that it's important, those ten minutes but it really
>> is. I would prefer to feed him at 12 hourly intervals, but he isn't doing
>> that. He has his breakfast when I get up and his tea definitely has to be
>> at 3.45 and his little sprinkle of dry at 10 pm.  That is his firm idea.
>> It's impossible not to.  At 3.40 he leads me to his dish and meows.  At
>> 9.55 he leads me to another dish and meows.
>> (we have two dishes, one for his wet and one for his dry sprinkle)
>> I swear that boy has a clock in his head.
>> Tweed

> I think they DO!  The cat I had when I was in college used to always meet
> me at the front walk when I came home from school.  He was an
> indoor-outdoor cat, so went about his business all day, but come time for
> my arrival, there he'd be, waiting for me where our walk met the public
> sidewalk.

So what happened after that?
 
 
 

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Post by Christina Websel » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 04:11:12



Quote:

> > by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
> > meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
> > minutes!

> Are you saying that - putting the extra 10 minutes aside for a moment -
> that you feed him at 3:45 while on GMT and 4:45 while on summer time?
> That's
> pretty nice of you, conforming to his clock instead of yours. I guess he
> wouldn't notice the difference. And since you're retired, you don't have
> to
> be on a strict schedule. As far as he's concerned, he's getting tea only
> 10 minutes later. (I realize this might be upsetting to him, since he
> could
> probably be used to set your watch to, in the event that atomic clocks
> fail. But I'm sure he'll adjust.)

> --
> Joyce

Yes, I'm trying to get him to wait after 3.45 until a more reasonable time
like 5 but he has noticed.  Today he insisted   on 4.05 which is reasonable.
He is adjusting his clock until it gets to 3.45 again.
There is no reason why he needs to eat at 3.45 pm but it seems to be an
issue for him.
 
 
 

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Post by Divamanq » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:12:36


Quote:




>>> by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
>>> meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
>>> minutes!
>>> You might not think that it's important, those ten minutes but it really
>>> is. I would prefer to feed him at 12 hourly intervals, but he isn't doing
>>> that. He has his breakfast when I get up and his tea definitely has to be
>>> at 3.45 and his little sprinkle of dry at 10 pm.  That is his firm idea.
>>> It's impossible not to.  At 3.40 he leads me to his dish and meows.  At
>>> 9.55 he leads me to another dish and meows.
>>> (we have two dishes, one for his wet and one for his dry sprinkle)
>>> I swear that boy has a clock in his head.
>>> Tweed
>> I think they DO!  The cat I had when I was in college used to always meet
>> me at the front walk when I came home from school.  He was an
>> indoor-outdoor cat, so went about his business all day, but come time for
>> my arrival, there he'd be, waiting for me where our walk met the public
>> sidewalk.

> So what happened after that?

Oh, he'd just ask for scritches, then go on his way.  (His way of saying
"welcome home", I guess.)

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Boyfie was fooled today

Post by Christina Websel » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:56:50



Quote:

> > by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
> > meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
> > minutes!

> Are you saying that - putting the extra 10 minutes aside for a moment -
> that you feed him at 3:45 while on GMT and 4:45 while on summer time?
> That's
> pretty nice of you, conforming to his clock instead of yours. I guess he
> wouldn't notice the difference. And since you're retired, you don't have
> to
> be on a strict schedule. As far as he's concerned, he's getting tea only
> 10 minutes later. (I realize this might be upsetting to him, since he
> could
> probably be used to set your watch to, in the event that atomic clocks
> fail. But I'm sure he'll adjust.)

> --

He'd already realised that I was trying to feed him an hour later.
Boyfie likes his meal at 3.45. On the dot.
Whether or not it's GMT or BST.
 
 
 

Boyfie was fooled today

Post by Bastett » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:27:58





 >>
 >> > by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about his
 >> > meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.  Ten
 >> > minutes!
 >>
 >> Are you saying that - putting the extra 10 minutes aside for a moment -
 >> that you feed him at 3:45 while on GMT and 4:45 while on summer time?
 >> That's
 >> pretty nice of you, conforming to his clock instead of yours. I guess he
 >> wouldn't notice the difference. And since you're retired, you don't have
 >> to
 >> be on a strict schedule. As far as he's concerned, he's getting tea only
 >> 10 minutes later. (I realize this might be upsetting to him, since he
 >> could
 >> probably be used to set your watch to, in the event that atomic clocks
 >> fail. But I'm sure he'll adjust.)
 >>
 >> --
 > He'd already realised that I was trying to feed him an hour later.
 > Boyfie likes his meal at 3.45. On the dot.
 > Whether or not it's GMT or BST.

So he tells time by the clock, rather than by the sun, or some other
more natural cue? Pretty good. <Insert comment about opposable thumbs
here>

--
Joyce

I wonder, wonder, whooooo, WHO! Who rode the moo-cow now?
                       -- Misheard lyric from "Book of Love"

 
 
 

Boyfie was fooled today

Post by Christina Websel » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 02:25:48



Quote:




> >> > by the switch to British Summer Time.  He is a hard taskmaster about
> >> > his
> >> > meal being at 3.45 GMT and today I managed to get him to 4.55 BST.
> >> > Ten
> >> > minutes!

> >> Are you saying that - putting the extra 10 minutes aside for a moment -
> >> that you feed him at 3:45 while on GMT and 4:45 while on summer time?
> >> That's
> >> pretty nice of you, conforming to his clock instead of yours. I guess
> >> he
> >> wouldn't notice the difference. And since you're retired, you don't
> >> have
> >> to
> >> be on a strict schedule. As far as he's concerned, he's getting tea
> >> only
> >> 10 minutes later. (I realize this might be upsetting to him, since he
> >> could
> >> probably be used to set your watch to, in the event that atomic clocks
> >> fail. But I'm sure he'll adjust.)

> >> --
> > He'd already realised that I was trying to feed him an hour later.
> > Boyfie likes his meal at 3.45. On the dot.
> > Whether or not it's GMT or BST.

> So he tells time by the clock, rather than by the sun, or some other
> more natural cue? Pretty good. <Insert comment about opposable thumbs
> here>

I'm sure how he does it, but he has already adjusted his clock and is now
wanting his tea at 3.45 as usual.  This is a firm time for him and is not
negotiable except for a week or so when the clocks change.
It's worse when the clocks change back at the end of October.  He's moaning
at 2.50 pm that I've forgotten him and he will surely die of starvation very
soon.  I leave him to meow 5 minutes later every day until he adjusts.  I
have been known to leave the house until his new feeding time..

My own internal clock is still on GMT, I wake up an hour later than normal -
well not really an hour later - it's the same time of course.

Tweed