Sampson is a greedy cat. He likes to eat anything and everything. It can be a problem at times, as we always have to be aware of where food is in relation to him so that he doesn’t get it. We can’t leave the kitchen with food out, even for a second, because he’ll eat it.
There is a positive to this though. It is very quick and easy to know if Sampson isn’t feeling well. When a cat like Sampson, who loves food so much, goes of their food… Well, you immediately know something is wrong.
A few weeks ago Sampson was off his food. He still ate, but not with such gusto. He didn’t run as soon as he heard the food boxes being opened. He didn’t seem to be very ill, but the change in his personality was of course a concern.
Luckily this only lasted the one day. We did let him sleep in our room overnight to keep an eye on him, and he was the sweetest little cuddlebug and not at all the pest he normally would be. (We don’t usually let the cats in our room at night, especially as Sampson would usually be waking us up every ten minutes to demand cuddles!)
By the next morning he was right as rain. Back to his usual self and eager to eat as much food as we’d let him. And any other food he could get his paws on!
We have no idea why he was feeling under the weather that day. It could’ve been anything really – we all have a day once in a while that we just feel unwell with no particular cause.
How do you know when your cats are having bad days? Do you do something special to cheer them up?
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