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Cat Insists On Sitting At Table For Dinner Every Single Night

He just wants to be around his family 💓

Lilou joined his family when he was only 8 weeks old, and has been an incredibly curious, mischievous cat from the very beginning. His older siblings, Pinot and Minou, are much calmer than he is, so he’s known as the wild one, and his parents love him for it. 

cat steals mom's seat at table
Philipp Kehrein

“He loves playing with the other cats, and wants to decide himself when it is time to cuddle,” Philipp Kehrein, Lilou’s dad, told The Dodo. “He is very lively and curious. One time I was snoring and he wanted to check where this noise was coming from — so I was woken by a cat putting his snout in my mouth — very hairy.” 

cat steals mom's seat at table
Philipp Kehrein

Lilou loves being around his family, and when his mom bought him a little cat tree, he started using it to sit at the table with his parents while they ate. He likes always being able to see what’s going on — and being as close to the food as possible is a huge selling point too, of course. 

cat always steals mom's seat at table
Philipp Kehrein

Lilou’s parents recently started renovations on their dining room, and as a result, they’ve been eating outside on their balcony a lot. Due to his curious nature, Lilou always follows them out onto the balcony.

Since Lilou’s been joining them at the table inside using his cat tree, he immediately assumed he would be welcome at the outside table as well … 

cat steals mom's seat at table
Philipp Kehrein

… and as soon as his mom got up from the balcony table the first time they ate out there, Lilou stole her seat. 

cat steals mom's seat at table
Philipp Kehrein

Now, every single time his parents eat outside, Lilou steals his mom’s seat at the table as soon as she gets up to go get something from inside … 

cat steals mom's seat at the table
Philipp Kehrein

… and he even tries to eat her foods, too. 

cat steals mom's seat at the table
Philipp Kehrein

“Chicken and fish is what he likes the most,” Kehrein said. “Out of our three cats, he likes to eat with us the most.”

cat steals mom's seat at the table
Philipp Kehrein

Lilou only tries to steal his mom’s food when he thinks no one is looking, and even though he doesn’t usually succeed, he still loves having a seat at the table for family dinners on the balcony — until he has to give the seat back to his mom. 

cat steals mom's seat at the table
Philipp Kehrein

“He loves the company and gets treats sometimes,” Kehrein said.