I will admit that often the cause of this food bowl swatting is the lack of fresh food in the food bowl. When he is forced to eat day old cat food, he starts moving his bowls around to try and see if any fresher food is hiding underneath. Because of this I only add a thin layer of cat food at a time to his bowl, as opposed to a giant mound. That way, he won't have old, stale food when he reaches the bottom. Doing this requires me to have to fill up his food bowl more often. This means the food bowl may be empty for a short period of time before I notice he needs food, and can result in starving the cat a little. Just a little.
Oh, he gets his revenge! He takes a few morsels of food out of his food bowl and then spits them on the nearby carpet or linoleum floor. He then eats half of a piece of food and then lets the rest of the food in his mouth fall to the floor. He does this with every bite, resulting in a million tiny spit out food particles all over the floor. Sometimes he decides that he needs to go 6 feet out of the kitchen before he can start half eating his food. So his food mess is spread throughout the tiny kitchen and into the living room.
After a hard day of swatting food and water dishes around the floor.
Though not visible in the photos, there is a giant puddle of water on the floor. I love it when it comes into contact with the cat food bits - so much fun to clean up.
This mess is produced in about 4 days. Ew. So, every 4 days I have to clean this crap up!
I wish he would just eat out of his bowl like a normal cat...and not swat his water bowl. Yeah, it would be cool if he didn't do that.
That's right, crack head! I'm talking about you!