This week’s question comes from Catster readers Liz and Laurel, who ask: Why does my cat pretend to bury her food bowl?
My Puma Bean literally covers his food dish with the corner of the area rug every morning at breakfast. Until I researched this question I thought he was just being polite!
On the other hand, if your cat is scratching at a dish of uneaten food and then walking away, you better step up the menu. That steak tartare is not cutting it. We all know how finicky cats can be, so you might have to experiment with different flavors.
If I dont like the food on my plate I cover it and hope that you will take the hint I pass on meat that is subpar
You bury food too with your napkin When you are dining out, and you are done We all want a meal that is five stars
'Cause in the kitchen we all know How much you love me and the Lengths that you would go to please me
When I eat mah meats I will bury Why I do this it is a mystery No one knows, but there are pending theories
If I cover food I was noshing on It might offer me some protection From scavengers and enemies
Cause in the jungle we dont know When our next meal will be And you cant get your gazelle "to go"
If I could save it for later Put it in the refrigerator But I dont have thumbs or Tupperware
P.S. The lyrics about gazelles in the jungle weigh heavily on my conscience. I realize they are animals of the savannah, and I took artistic license there.