WAFFLES: Boss! What day is it? I can't remember what day it is.
KATIE: Friday. Why?
WAFFLES: I just want to make sure I don't sleep through Caturday.
KATIE: Caturday? What about DINNER? You know, for a cat who's as food-obsessed as you are, you sure do sleep through dinnertime a lot. In fact, if I didn't send you out on your daily reconnaissance tour to remind Glogirly it's 4:59pm, we'd starve to death.
And speaking of 4:59pm–
WAFFLES: GLOGIRLY!!!! The Boss says it's dinnertime!
KATIE: Waffles! A little subtlety goes a long way. Now go into the living room, sit on the ottoman in front of Glogirly, and stare at her. Don't blink, don't look away, don't make a move until she does.
About Today's Photos
We've shared the pre-mealtime dance routine that takes place daily here at the Townhouse. What you probably don't know is what goes on right before the dance begins.
Katie, the lead time monitor, keeps a close eye on her internal clock. She's getting ready to get ready for dinner long before the clock strikes 5pm. Glogirly is a little lackadaisical when it comes keeping a rigid and perfectly timed schedule.
Everyday, starting at about 4pm, Katie & Waffles meet in the kitchen. After what appears to be a close conversation, with instructions given by Katie, Waffles makes his first trek through the living room where Glogirly is usually working on her computer. The goal of course, is to gently remind her that it's dinnertime and she's got two cats who are at risk of starvation.
Sometimes it takes a couple of pass throughs. Sometimes Waffles has to sit and stare at her.
Worst case scenario, Katie has to make a final pass through. ...that's when Glogirly knows she means business.
And dinner is served.