Now, I'll admit this photo doesn't look like Smokey is being bossy, but trust me...he is!
Smokey gets some special treatment because 1) he is getting old, and 2) he needs to gain weight. We have special food for him in his cage upstairs all the time, so he always has food available. He hangs out downstairs a lot and doesn't always want to walk upstairs to eat. I can't say that I blame him there! So this has led us to keeping a bowl of his special food in the den. It is typically on the bookshelves so the cats can't get to it. Sitting on this table will cause the bowl to appear in front of you. So this is Smokey bossing us to put the bowl down! He will sit and stare at you until you do it too...he is very persistant! He also wants to make sure his cup of water is full, free of 'noodles' and fresh. He is spoiled rotten, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
Health Update: We did a recheck on our blood work the other week, and his kidney values have crept up slightly again. His BUN is at 38 and his Creatinine is 2.1.