If I could make these cats understand one thing, it would be that meals are not served on demand. There are specific times for lunch and dinner, and crunchy food is there all the time. Asking for lunch any time before 11 doesn’t mean I will give you lunch then. One of the cats sometimes demands lunch as early at 8:30 in the morning! That’s a no, every time. I’m not trying to starve them, I just need them to understand that there’s order and routine here!