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Cat Has Watched His Parents Eat Every Single Meal For 2 Years

"He didn't do it when he was a kitten. It was almost like, 'I'm not a kid anymore and I have a seat at this table.'"

Prince Caspian the cat lives with his mom and dad, and he has a very special skill - he's a professional mealtime watcher.

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

Every single time Prince Caspian's parents sit down to dinner, he's there too, watching intently as they dine. He's lived with his parents since 2013, but only started his meal-watching in early 2015.

"He didn't do it when he was a kitten," John Wikstrom, Prince Caspian's dad, told The Dodo. "It was almost like, 'I'm not a kid anymore and I have a seat at this table.'"

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom
cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

Oddly enough, Prince Caspian doesn't actually have much interest in whatever his parents are eating. He always eats 30 minutes before his parents do, and never seems hungry for more. His parents think he just likes the company, or doesn't want to be left out from all the fun.

"When we're not looking, he'll get right up in our plates and smell it, although he rarely tries to eat from them," Wikstrom said. "He goes up there for the company. Or maybe it's just FOMO."

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

Whatever the reason, Prince Caspian is always present at the table at dinnertime, no matter what. He's pretty apathetic about everything else, but dinnertime is definitely his passion.

"Dinner is the only thing he's really consistent about," Wikstrom said. "His attention is all over the place. He'll pop in when we watch TV or something, but the dinner table is the one place we can count on him dropping in."

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

Whether he's sitting in a chair ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... on the table ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... stretched out comfortably ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... or right in his mom's lap, he's always there.

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

Even for the occasional breakfast ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... just a snack ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... dinner parties ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... outdoor dining ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... and Thanksgiving, he's always there.

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

From home-cooked meals ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... to no meal at all, he never misses a chance to watch his family at the table ...

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

... invading their personal space every chance he gets.

cat watches family eat
John Wikstrom

He's a master meal watcher, and he has no plans to ever stop.

You can follow Prince Caspian and all of his mealtime adventures on his Instagram account.