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The Feeding of Hemingway type cats

A meal dish on wheels
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My cat Hemingway preferred live food. Catching a chipmunk outdoors, she would eat the entire beastie except for the head, leaving that as a tiny trophy at the front door. But she shunned canned food, no matter how expensive.

Finally, she grew older and was no longer able to catch the chippies, so I placed her food bowl over a small remote controlled car. Hemingway showed no interest in this until it began to move. Chasing it down, she hugged it with her paws and began to eat noisily. Now, every canned meal has to killed in the same way.

It’s a matter of pride.
pluterday, Jan 26 2003

Real Hemingway cats http://www.hemingwa...m/HTML/our_cats.htm
they're polydactyl! [mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Are you proposing a motorized cat food bowl that moves in a furtive manner?
bristolz, Jan 26 2003
  

       Nice one , [bliss]. Good idea, [pluterday]. I don't have a cat, but it sounds like a fun way to feed one.
snarfyguy, Jan 26 2003
  

       I think my 16 year old cat would sit and wait for the batteries to die. The younger ones, though, would most certainly be motivated to catch their supper.   

       And, reensure, dogs chase cars because they want a ride. It doesn't matter where to, as long as they can stick their heads out the window on the way.
Marassa, Jan 26 2003
  

       If the batteries die an alternative might be to capture and anaesthetize a few rodents with just enough sedative to keep the chase sporting but not too challenging.
dalziel, Jan 26 2003
  

       [dalziel], you do realize that just as cats who eat mice who have eaten mice poison are also poisoned, that cats that ate sedated mice would also become sedated....
Marassa, Jan 26 2003
  

       [Marassa], if [pluterday]'s kitty-carnivore is anything like mine, a sedative would have little effect on her near-perpetual somnolence.
dalziel, Jan 26 2003
  

       Heh, and I thought my cat was coddled. Great idea though, especially after bristolz input.   

       I am left wondering whos cat is strange, my cat seems to be the bizzaro version of yours (or vice versa), leaving the body of the unfortunate rodent on my porch and feasting on its crunchy skull (I know their crunchiness from observing her, not from personal experience).
RoboBust, Jan 27 2003
  

       <8th of 7's standard anti-cat rant ... >   

       Rather than radio control, if the bowl had PIR movement sensors it could automatically scuttle away from any approaching heat source.   

       <Image of UnaBubba, snoozing gently, face down in bowl of cat biscuits, wearing a dressing gown and messy hairstyle.>
8th of 7, Jan 28 2003
  

       [UB]'s image is shirley lifted straight from the Garfield cartoons.
PeterSilly, Jan 28 2003
  

       The sort of cat the Addams Family might keep ?
8th of 7, Jan 29 2003
  

       A Thing powered catfood bowl. Hmmmm....
egbert, Jan 29 2003
  

       Not as attractive as a cat-fillled Thing-food bowl, though.
8th of 7, Jan 29 2003
  

       So many cats and so few recipes...
briandamage, Jan 29 2003
  

       like it +
madness, Jan 29 2003
  

       For Whom the Bowl Rolls
thumbwax, Jan 30 2003
  

       "A Moveable Feast", shirley ?
8th of 7, Jan 30 2003
  

       I did not realize you was quotin', my dear .....
8th of 7, Jan 30 2003
  
      
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