I'll admit it, I'm very pleased with my training of Mom when it comes to my early morning feeding. I like to show my appreciation for her efforts every morning.
I do the Dance of the Seven Tails.
Tail One: The Attention Grabber - A light flick in the face of a sleeping human almost always works.
Tail Two: The Balancer - Held straight out for balance as I get my sink sips from the faucet as she does her morning business.
Tail Three: The Zoomie Tail - Used down the hallway as I race ahead to my dish. (Zoomie tail is like an upside down J and is the typical tail placement for any running activity)
Tail Four: The Waiting Tail - Swished from side to side while waiting, forever, for her to open the can of food, add my flavor enhancers and make up my Fin pocket. I need a meal after the hours pass with all this prep.
Tail Five: The Ring Tail - A close walk around the outside of the legs of Mom with the tail held out for extra contact. This can be coupled with a head butts to the calves.
Tail Six: The InFINity Tail - The most intricate of all the tail maneuvers and should only done by a professional. As she walks to the final dish location I do a figure eight around her legs. It can lead to a paw being stepped on, so do be careful. She tends to yell something out too, but at this point I hear only the sound of my rumbly tummy.
Tail Seven: The Happy Nom, Nom Tail - Curled around my body as I get down to nom, nom, nom eatin business.
I think it's important to show your gratitude. Don't you agree?