Ever since he was a kitten, our neighbor's outdoor Maine coon cat has been stopping at our back door during his daily rounds of the neighborhood, and we've gotten in the habit of feeding him -- which more or less ensures that he'll return often. We normally put out a small bowl of a dozen or so "Temptations" brand chicken-flavored treats, which most days he devours eagerly. However -- and here is the reason I write -- he never empties the bowl completely as one might expect, but instead always leaves one solitary uneaten treat behind. My wife and I are intrigued by this behavior...leaving one treat behind for some inexplicable feline reason. Do other cats do this, or is it peculiar to him? Does this behavior have some symbolic or even practical importance for him? Is there some explanation? I welcome all hypotheses from you legions of cat lovers out there.
PS -- Moreover, this cat utterly detests guitar music, and I have to hide my instrument during his visits lest he flee out the door in panic. (Hopefully it's not my playing that he's fleeing!)
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