We usually give Ray his dinner and meds while we are preparing our dinner. It therefore follows that he has finished his before we start ours.
He knows that it is futile trying to beg for some of our dinner, but he also knows that if he leaves us alone, then when we take our plates to the kitchen, he will get a pumpkin biscuit! The pumpkin biscuit is very significant because it is always the final event in our dinner routine!
It gets complicated for him when we do not eat immediately after him (‘How do I get my pumpkin biscuit?”). Typically this scenario will play out because while he is used to eating around 5:15-5:30pm, we sometimes have other priorities and will eat around 6:00pm or a little later! Ray can be very patient, given the right incentives, and will get himself comfortable in a strategically good position to observe us…….. and he’ll watch every move!
Above: “Are they ever going to get their dinner? I want my pumpkin biscuit. Hmmph!”
Above: “Wait … did Colin just move? Perhaps not!”
Above: “Yes! They are both moving! I can taste my pumpkin biscuit already!”