It doesn't matter how quietly I open the refrigerator door or where I try to hide: If there is a bowl of cereal in my hand, I've got one or two kitties in competition for a tiny taste of the milk in the bottom of the bowl!
On this particular day, I stealthily took my cereal up to my craft room in hopes of avoiding what you're about to see. But NO! Lily rousted herself from a deep sleep in the back of the closet and tracked me down! Take a look at her technique, perfected over hundreds of breakfasts...
First, The Staredown:
Next, The Reach:
Then, The Hook -- she actually hooks her paw around the edge of the bowl and pulls it toward her!
Sit down, Lily, while Mommy finishes her cereal! Lily complies, but only for a few seconds. During this brief pause I hastily gobble up the remaining bits of cereal because I KNOW what's coming!
As if on cue, the second attack begins:
Her final tactic, The Stand:
Okay, Lily, I give up! Really, who could possibly say no to that soft tummy? And those precious white feet?