Ari is driving us all us all nuts! He just walks around yelling about:
a.) Wanting to go outside.
I let him outside when I have a chance to supervise. It's usually at least once a day for 15-30 minutes depending on how he behaves. Sometimes if he's being good and chilling within the fenced in yard it's a lot longer. Then of course if it's dark, or I have things to do inside and can't watch him he meows at the door non-stop.
b.) To get food other than his cat food.
This is more recent and completely out of no where. He's never shown any distain for his kibble, and was always excited when I'd pour it into the bowl. Recently, he's had no interest. He wants to eat everything besides it. He screams by the closet where his treats are kept. He tries to eat the dog's kibble (which is pretty much a less fatty verison of his food, so I can't understand why he'd like that more.) He climbs up on the counter and licks the oil out of the iron skillets. He pulled a bag of hamburger buns off of the counter and took a bite out of one. It's madness! I assume that he has to be eating a little bit of kibble, because he's shown lack of interest in it for a least a week now, and he's still chipper and full of energy. He's getting nourishment from somewhere. It's hard to tell since both cats share two bowls, and I'm fairly confident that Mia is eating normally. I have definitely been refilling the bowls less frequently though. I'm going to buy Ari some soft cat food today, because I know he loves that and at least maybe it will fill him up enough that he won't be begging for human food all of the time. How much is too much soft cat food for me to give him? He's super skinny (8 lbs, and he almost two pounds since last year. The vet wasn't worried though, since he seems completely healthy.)
Thanks for reading, and in advance for any advice you may have for getting him to calm down(!!!)