Angel, despite living with us most of her life, is still a skittish cat. She eats on the cat tree because she feels more secure up there. However, the way she eats up there is highly entertaining.
Her dish is placed on the middle level, which has a hole leading to the lower level.
And then Angel pops her head up through the hole like a whack-a-mole,
she takes a few bites,
goes back down to swallow,
then she pops back up to get some more!
It doesn’t seem like it’s a very comfortable way to eat.
However, it seems to work for Angel!