Since Yoko came to me, I feed her every 6 hours or so. I don't know much about how she was fed in her old home but I suspect, based on her behaviour, free-feeding along with owner's leftovers. Giving her 4 meals a day reduced her begging practically overnight. She only begs first thing in the morning because her lazy servant won't wake up. Earlier this week, I began step 1 of moving Yoko onto better food (introducing her to wet version of satiety.) I worked out her allowance based on the guidelines from Royal Canin for cats eating a mix of both dry and wet at her current weight. Technically, she's getting slightly more food to make it easier to portion out the meals but not enough to reverse her weight loss. Since the switch, her begging has gone into overdrive roughly every 3-4 hours. If it was just a case of puss in boots eyes and staring longingly at my food, I could deal but she knows this does not work. She misbehaves. She will scratch things she shouldn't even if there is a perfectly good scratching post right by it or tries to break into my kitchen or bathroom where she's not allowed unless I'm in there too. She will also try and munch on plastic if she can get her mitts on it which is concerning (I'm praying she hasn't actually eaten any while I sleep.) Everything I've read about stopping begging says to ignore negative behaviour so you don't reinforce it but that's not so easy when she goes on her "I'm hungry servant" rampage. She's still not a fan of toys so trying to redirect that energy positively is a big nope. Need help to nip this in the bud please.