I don’t know how, exactly my cat Buster knows when we are eating cereal or ice cream….I used to think it was if we were eating out of a bowl but he knows if we are eating something else and he leaves us alone. Doesn’t even pay attention to us.
It’s not smell either because he knows what is inside before he even gets close enough to smell it. I think his intuition is finely honed. But once he is certain it’s a treat he will enjoy he becomes Mr. Stealth as he works his way as close to you as possible. If you push him away he becomes Mr. In Your Face and he will even go so far as to stick his face in your bowl. If you still push him away then you should be prepared for him to act like he doesn’t care as he swishes his furry tail into whatever you are eating in the hopes you will just give up and give it to him.
He cracks me up. I think I need to take a page from his book and hone my deciphering and intuitive skills. Then use them to identify the sweeter things in life I can enjoy. After that it’s all about being determined in getting what I want. Oh the life lessons being taught by my cat….