Because the cat is not hungry.
Because the cat is hungry, but the cat does not like the taste of the food.
Because the food is not Purina cat food.
Because, even though it is Purina cat food, it’s not the Urinary Health Formula
Because the food is the Urinary Health Formula and the cat’s bladder is perfectly fine now.
Because the cat does not like the texture of the pate.
Because the cat only wanted to lick the gravy.
Because the food is too dry.
Because the sides of the plate are too high.
Because the cat is far-sighted and unable to see the morsels left on the half-eaten plate of food.
Because ANTS. Now there are ants.
Because the cat’s stomach contains a fist-sized glob of cat fur.
Because the food was touched by another cat’s mouth.
Because the food was touched by another cat’s mouth, and now there is more on the floor than on the plate.
Because the plate is dirty.
Because the floor is dirty.
Because of imagined contamination of the floor and plate.
Because the dried food was cleaned from the floor tiles, but the tiles were note disinfected.
Because when you disinfected the tiles, you did not use the Mrs. Meyer’s brand lemon verbena all-purpose cleaner, which simply smells cleaner.
Because there are two plates of food on the floor, and now the cat is confused and wants neither.
Because the cat is sleeping right now, prefers sleeping. Leave alone.
Because the cat has decided to wake you up between the hours of midnight and four AM when it will finally be time to eat.
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