I have noticed that cats seem to have specific behaviors when it comes to getting food. Here are some tongue-in-cheek categories for you. What personality type is your cat?
The Whiner - the cat who sits and cries repeatedly by the food bowl in an effort to alert you that it is, indeed, empty. (Salem.)
The Con Artist - the cat who meows pitifully at the first person who is awake, because clearly she has been starving for days and nobody fed her. When the food is provided, the cat devours it and lies in wait. When the next person makes an appearance, the cat greets them and meows pitifully, because clearly she has been starving for days and nobody fed her.
The Metabolism Enthusiast - Step 1: eat as much as you can. Step 2: use litter box, preferably with throwing litter all over the place and loud scratching. Especially if the feeding is taking place at night. Step 3: repeat Step 1and Step 2 until humans take away the food.
The Machiavelli – a cat who exists in a state of constant vigilance and treats any substance that is not the exact same brand of cat food as an attempt at poisoning. Even if this substance is a tiny piece of raw fish or broiled chicken. Because his owners obviously can’t wait to murder him. (Oliver again.)
The Bartering Expert – the cat who deposits a dead bird on your doorstep, because you are a terrible hunter and if someone doesn’t feed you, you will surely perish, and then meows by her dish to be fed, because birds are simply not sanitary. Quid pro quo. (Salem.)
The Paranoiac – the cat who only eats if nobody is watching. (Batty.)
The Solitary Predator – the cat who will allow no rivals in her feeding territory until she finished her feast.
The Coveter – the cat who always covets whatever the other cat has in his bowl, even though it all comes from the same cat food bag.