Feeding Time

This is not just lunch, this is a lesson in trust.  Linda is feeding Tommy T for a very important reason.  By doing this she is teaching him to trust her and to understand her hand gestures.  She calls him forward with the movement of her hand and he receives his food.  As he grows this will be used, when appropriate, very consistently.  When this signal is given he will recognize it and choose to come forward whether there is food there or not.  A Cheetah Mama in the wild does the very same thing.  She vocalizes with a chirp to call her babies forward to the kill she has just made.  In the Cat Ambassador Program the hand gesture replaces the chirp.