Kitty Cat Problems

Clarabelle told me she feels doesn’t get enough love on the blog.


.Ohh, the life of a cat. Sleep all night on the bed. Sleep all day, moving only so much as to stay in the sun that peers through the windows. Not having to work, pay bills, or set alarms.

Yep, Clarabelle’s got it pretty good. She’s basically only got to worry about one thing (aside from not getting enough face time on the blog, of course.)


And because of that worry, she’s got her own seat at the dinner table. Have I ever told ya’ll this story?

Yes, it’s true. Whenever someone comes to visit, we have to take Clarabelle’s food away from the seat, clean it off, and Ceeb loses her seat for the duration of the guest’s stay. Said guest’s belongings may or may not also somehow wind up as a bed for Clarabelle (she chooses revenge in the sneakiest ways.) Ok, I kid on this part. She’s not a vindictive kitty. Just a soft one.

But I digress. Back to Clarabelle’s main concern of her life:


Dun dun dunnnnnn….the FOOD stealer!

You see, after Niko finishes her own food, she thinks it’s fun to prance on over to her sister’s bowl of yumminess (?) and eat hers, too. For a while, we just tried scolding Niko. But no matter the amount, nor intensity of our scoldings, Clarabelle always wound up with an empty bowl.

So we came up with a plan. It’s not a great plan, but Ceeb’s happy now, and try as she might, Niko can’t get to her food from all the way up on the chair.


So instead of getting to eat a second helping (which, clearly, she doesn’t need) Niko finds other ways to pester Clarabelle.

Like running up to her and licking any crumbs that might be on her face directly after eating.


Poor kitty can run…


but she can’t hide…


The crumb licker always finds her.

Until she finds her safe place – the chair.


“Try ‘n come at now, dog!”

I don’t know how she does it. Having peeps come after her food all the time. I’d go crazy! I’m very territorial with my food.

I don’t get it though. Every day, it’s a small miracle that Shane isn’t in the pantry…


eatin’ my fermenting sauerkraut.

in the fridge…


stealing my soft boiled eggs.

Or in my Tupperware…


downing my liver and onions.

HA! Totally joking. That all sounds and looks gross, but it’s true that it’s all mine. I’ve been researching a bit on superfoods and nutrients that help for pcos (from this website and this website) and liver and sauerkraut are up there on the list. And I just like soft boiled eggs.

I just don’t have to put them on my safe chair Winking smile

And that, my friends, is what you get on a sleep-deprived Friday post, when I’m running on black tea, missing my coffee dearly (another thang I’m trying to help the pcos deal. Do we see a pattern here?)

What foods to you have to guard so no one steals?

What foods do you not have to worry about anyone else touching with a 10-ft pole?

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  1. This post is too funny! Poor Clarabelle and her food :) I’m glad you found a solution! My puppy would be all over another pet’s food too. Poor thing wouldn’t stand a chance.
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  2. This is SO cute! :) One of my dogs (Lance) eats a lot slower than the other (Jackson). Jackson will inhale his food in less than a minute, and then watch from afar (with a jealous eye) while Lance slowly enjoys his food. The moment Lance is done and walks away, Jackson ALWAYS runs over to his bowl to make sure there’s nothing left. He’ll lick it clean too. And then he’ll run back over to his own bowl to make sure nothing magically appeared. All the while, Lance is just over staring out the door at the backyard, back to his favorite activity in the world: looking for bunnies.
    Hmm. Guess I need to do a post about this, too. :)

  3. Haha, Clarabelle is one smart cookie! The boys won’t eat most of my dairy free eats. Nutritional yeast is mostly safe here for me except for with Max. He LOVES nutritional yeast. He’s so my kid. Our cats are good with sharing food here. I’m glad about that.

    I hope you have a great weekend!
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  4. We have a new puppy named Clara Belle! Also another one named Rosco! They eat their food and the other two chihuahuas food. So now we feed the chihuahuas when the pit/great dane (BIG PUPPIES) are in their cages. But as far as my food goes…if it’s healthy it’s safe. If it’s sweet…forget about it! It disappears over night and no one has any idea what happened to it!

  5. Clarabelle is adorable!!
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  6. Wow!! With all those foods u are eating…I wouldn’t want to be locked up with u on a long car ride ; ) Haha!! Have a great weekend!!

  7. Fortunately, the boyfriend has his snacks like he likes (usually granola bars or crackers and cream cheese) so he stays away from mine, for the most part. Although if I make a lasagna for dinner (both of our favourites) then I usually have to fight him for the leftovers :-p
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  8. Growing up with two brothers I had to guard EVERYTHING!!! When I’m home I still hide my food at the very back of the fridge or cupboard. Sometimes I have to buy other stuff to distract them. 😀

  9. Haha that made me laugh! Yeah, Rob doesn’t steal any of my ‘paleo’ foods haha. Your pets are so cute! My cat has two beds but still insists on sleeping on my bags. Grr!

  10. Tom hates fruit so I never have to worry about any of that missing, but we literally fight over ice cream and left over pizza.

    Poor Clarabelle!
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  11. Alexandra says:

    Clarabelle and Niko are adorable!!
    Also, I respect you doing everything you can to treat your condition naturally. Even though giving up coffee is hard, its truly worth it! When I was decreasing my coffee consumption (I now have 1-2 cup per week) I found that purchasing many small amounts of different types of fancy loose leaf tea from DavidsTea and Teavana helped me A LOT. I’d try new ones every day, which kept me happy and motivated :):) Good luck!

  12. I had to post a reply today, had to:-) Your kitty story is SO cute that it begs you to write a kid’s book!

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