Rusty is such a gentlemanly kitty who tries to be polite. He is actually VERY hungry (was off his food for a few days) and would like to eat NOW! But he doesn’t want to be pushy so he leaves the kitchen and sits looking down the hall, then back over his shoulder.
He will wait this way – or wander a bit further away so as not to pressure me – then when I call him he will stretch and come over and start the “thank yous”.
He ALWAYS thanks me. Lots of purring and rubbing against me before he settles to eat. And when he isn’t hungry he will still come thank me then check the dish, thank me again and walk away.