We set up the auto feeder again last week, getting the kitties used to it for when the hoomin kitten arrives and gets fed on demand, so I won't have 3 babies whining at me.
The feeder releases food every 8 hours, beginning at 6:30 am. During the week days, this isn't an issue at all- I get up at 6 anyways, kitties follow me downstairs, and patiently wait for their food to drop, plus nibble on any dry food that they didn't consume during the night drop.
Weekends, however, are apparently a different matter.
Her Highness, Mopsy, started pestering both DH and I at 7 am last Saturday. Howling at us, pawing at us, even licking DH's face, to get one of us up. I finally got up at 730, thinking something was wrong, feeder broke, etc. Get downstairs - nope, feeder is just fine. Her Highness commences eating, pukes a bit due to eating too much too fast, and then goes and eats some more.
We figured it out when she did it again the next day....
Her Highness MUST have an audience while eating in the morning. Otherwise, the food is not real! Such a travesty cannot be allowed!!
If she doesn't stop this, she may find herself completely booted from our room during weekend whine sessions...