At present I have 6 Cats (including Kittens). One, a Lovely, Friendly, and my Favourite one, has disappeared, most probably killed and eaten by some locals, for whom it is a common practice for Free meat. Very Sad, and all that.
Coming to today’s topic, this Orange Friend of mine and the Hero of this little story, is an Oldie, having difficulties even in chewing.
This little fellow has to be fed separately.
( Forgets platters and things; if given on those, they will sportingly overturn them and eat off the ground. Must be having stomachs lined not with the proverbial cast iron, but with Titanium, these Indian Cats! )
To come back, Why do I have to feed him by himself? He is quite a Big fellow!
If other Cats/Kittens come near his food, he moves off!
In the beginnings, when the Kittens were not there, he having added himself to our group, – I thought the reason for his moving off might be to avoid fights; he being quite old and all that.
But he moved off and made way even for month old Kittens!
Was/Is he doing that to make food available for the latter generations?
Your thoughts would be appreciated!