I have a cat who is a food ninja too! She will knock a piece of pizza off your plate if you turn your head or swipe a floret of broccoli onto the floor. She LOVES my Hav's food. They both eat Orijen and at one point the same flavor just one for cats and one for dogs BUT the dog one just tasted better to her.
The first few months I had my Hav, I let him mostly free feed because he wasn't a food inhaler. I assumed that because the food was gone, it was because he was eating it. Well, not exactly. He had a cat helper and she gained 2 lbs seemingly overnight. We're still working on her losing that weight.
I've trained my Hav, Marlowe, to eat in 15 mins then take up his bowl. I basically have to watch his food bowl like a hawk. The second he turns his head and sometimes when he doesn't (he's SO far from food aggressive), there's a cat head in his bowl snarfing up his food. She comes out of nowhere just to steal some kibble. My cat's food in on a high counter, so I've never had to worry about Mars getting into it. I should have known I was in trouble with my cat though. When I had her boarded at the vet's for a week, they let each cat roam their little room for a few hours a day. She spent that time tearing a hole into the tamper resistant plastic bag that kept some of the special vet diet food, then gorged herself. They said they kept their extra food in that room for years and never had a cat get that bag open, but yup, my cat succeeded.
Last edited by marlowe'sgirl; 11-11-2012 at 01:26 PM.