Cast: Mesca (left) and Willow (right)
One day I replenished the bowl of food for two (according to them) starving kitties. Mesca (my kitten) was the first to get stuck in. She had a few mouthfuls then moved back to give Willow an opportunity to get to the kitty num-num goodness. Mesca watched patiently as Willow hovered over the bowl woofing down kitty biscuits and an exponential rate.
After seeing that Willow was not going to give up her position at the helm of the bowl, Mesca politley placed her paw on the edge of the bowl and looked at Willow. When Willow didn't react Mesca then tapped her lightly once or twice on the back of the head, then placed her paw back on the edge of the bowl. Willow took the hint and moved back.
Mesca moved up to the bowl and had a few mouthfuls then stepped back to let Willow at the bowl again. This occured two or three times before Willow caught on to what Mesca was trying to tell her. I'm so proud to have raised such a polite and patient kitty.