Did you know cats could serve as unofficial meal inspectors for humans? Neither did we. But two cats in Japan are setting this wonderful trend by joining their humans at the dinner table for every meal.
The cats’ food inspection routine is amazingly captured by their owners and posted on Instagram (@naomiuno). They sit on their human’s lap, or in a seat next to each other and stare longingly at the feast spread out before them. Sometimes they seem interested in eating the food themselves; sometimes they seem disgusted by the presentation. And sometimes they just look bored.
But no matter what facial expression they have, they always look utterly adorable.
Here are some of their most charming meal inspections.
1. Paws On Approach
“Are those onions? I said no onions.”
2. Bread vs. Willpower
お米がないから、パン。 パン狙いな、2人???? #八おこめ #ねこ部 #cat #ねこ #八おこめ食べ物 A photo posted by naomiuno (@naomiuno) on
“Ugh, this was the wrong week to go on a juice cleanse.”
3. Meal Excitement, Then Water Disappointment
“Everything here is bursting with flavor… except for this boring glass of nothing.”
4. Dinnertime Snuggle
海老シュウマイを見ている2人。 おこ『ねぇハッチャ〜ン❤︎あたちあれ食べたぁ〜い❤︎』 八『よっしゃ！今取ったるでぇ！』 おこちゃん、甘ったれた女みたい…。 昨日から食べたかった、麻婆豆腐丼❥︎ #八おこめ #ねこ部 #cat #ねこ #八おこめ食べ物 A photo posted by naomiuno (@naomiuno) on
“Dude, can you believe our humans trust us this much?”
5. Potato Glee
“OMG. Those are sweet potatoes. Are those sweet potatoes? They are. YESSSSSSSS.”
6. Asking Permission
今日はご飯よりも、お父はんがイイんだってさ♡#八おこめ食べ物 #八おこめ #ねこ部 #cat #肉うどん A photo posted by naomiuno (@naomiuno) on
“So can we start eating or what?”
7. What Are Table Manners?
“I’m just gonna lie here while you eat. That’s cool, right?”
8. Patience Schmatience
座布団お好み焼き◯ ◯ #ねこのみ焼き 大好物のカツ節にガマンできんくてハッチャンにやらせず、自ら手を汚すおこめ師匠。 #八おこめ #ねこ部 #cat #八おこめ食べ物 #お好み焼き A photo posted by naomiuno (@naomiuno) on
“Enough with the photos. Whatever this is right here, I want it. Now.”