KC is still pretty new to us, but she hasn't been eating as much as I'd like her to.
For one thing, whenever I put her food bowl down after filling it, both of our cats run over to inspect & try to steal. I have to intervene and literally guard her bowl from them! I'll stand nearby for a minute or two shooing the little thieves away until they skulk to a safe distance. Last night I caught my boy Walker eating her food while KC sat pouting nearby. I scooped Walker up and took him to "the cat room" (okay it's our office) and set him down in front of the CAT food & water to show him that THIS is your food.
Not only that, but KC will only eat if I stand right next to her. Sometimes I try to take sneaky baby steps away, which works, until she looks up and sees that Mommy is now in the living room instead of guarding her. She won't eat her breakfast, and generally only eats dinner when I'm guarding. Kind of annoying when I'm trying to cook my own dinner. Any suggestions? I love that she's sweet but she definitely needs to toughen up a bit.