The old divided bowl had cracked and part of the bowl had broken off, so it was time to get the boys something new.
I had NO idea there was so much to consider when buying a cat dish!
situation that was occurring because of the shape of most feline food dishes.
I had been totally unaware of this kibble time nightmare.
According to the designer of the above food dish, cats were experiencing whisker problems with regular bowls.
The designer pointed out how difficult it was for cats to put their little muzzles into regular bowls without (sadly) bumping their whiskers during the eating process.
I'm laughing out loud as I type this.
I thought and still think that whisker bumping REALLY isn't that big of a problem for a cat.
I've seen my boys with their muzzles shoved into a small ice cream carton without any apparent discomfort whatsoever.
So a one inch deep bowl just didn't seem like that big of an issue to me.
But perhaps I was just insensitive.
After reading the literature attached to the little grey and orange FLAT cat dish, I decided that my cat's whiskers were special enough to warrant non-whisker bumping bowls.
(Plus the bowls didn't slide around easily. I saw that as a real bonus. Our boys routinely shove their cat dish into the middle of the kitchen if it isn't filled enough to suit their demands.)
Anyway, I blissfully went off to Denver, thinking that "Uncle Scott" would approve of my tender consideration of my cat's dining needs.
I was wrong.
"Uncle Scott" pointed out in a hand written note that apparently my taste in feline dinnerware left something to be desired.
He pointed out what I already knew, that our two boy cats chow down like pigs, making a huge mess as they toss back their kibbles.
To solve the problem, while politely citing a fear of insect invasions, "Uncle Scott" treated the boys to NEW CHINA!!!!
Now Laura and Tiggie and Hart ALL have new china!!!!
I'm going to make the boys write Uncle Scott a thank you note for their nice new food bowls with the cute little kitty cat paw prints and fish bone designs on the side.
And they are not to say ONE WORD about their whiskers being bumped.
And after that, we are going to start working on their table manners.
Even if they do eat on the floor.
Gosh Darn cats.
Even with these nice new bowls there are still kibbles everywhere after they eat.
I hope Uncle Scott didn't notice.