The problem: For the last 3 years I have not slept through the night, because Simba pounces on me and occasionally chews my elbows around 4 a.m. If I lock him out of the bedroom, he cries/meows/whines until 6 a.m., when I prefer to get up.
Early on, my vet suggested an auto feeder. So I have one that spits out kibble at 2 a.m. This doesn’t do anything to eliminate the 4 a.m. wake up call, but I kept it on anyway. Because as far as I could tell, Simba was trying to tell me he was starving to death.
Which in fact he was not. Simba is getting a little fat. I cannot feel his ribs. I know this is not healthy. And, the begging for kibble was getting so bad that he was getting snacks all through the day. What do they put in that stuff*, crack?
In an attempt to TAKE CONTROL OF MY LIFE/SLEEP I began to investigate more about kibble and feeding behavior.
*Science Diet Indoor Adult