Disciples of Otis,
Brother Oliver here.
Let’s just say, for the sake of argument, that your snack bowl is empty. Your Guardian is present, but he or she is doing things that are waaaaay less important than filling your snack bowl. Maybe this Guardian is making food for themselves or, let’s say, sitting on the couch with the computer and paying a bunch of bills online. You know, something totally low priority like that. Meanwhile, your snack bowl remains empty. What’s a kitty to do in this totally hypothetical situation. I’ll tell you what a kitty is to do. A kitty is to do this.
That’s what you do. It might take 10 seconds or 10 minutes of doing this to properly motivate the Guardian. Whatever you do, don’t stop until the Guardian is up and moving toward the snack bag, and then follow them to make sure they don’t get distracted on the way. Oh, and if they did make you do this for 10 full minutes before getting up and filling your bowl, be sure to let them know that making you wait is unacceptable by eating a little too much snack and then barfing on whatever it was that they felt was more important than your hungry belly. Remember, they can’t learn if we don’t do our part and teach them.
So Sayeth Brother Oliver