Cats are really good at stretching, in fact, if there were an Olympic event for stretching, cats would come away with a gold medal. Our kitties tend to know what’s good for them and stretching is a way of increasing blood flow after all that sleeping – it also makes you feel good.
Of course Simon’s cat knows all this but in this instance he is using stretching as a way of taking his time and making his human wait for him. He’s probably hungry but wants dinner time to be on his terms. Simon is very patient with him but doesn’t really understand why he doesn’t want his dinner. He tries his best to get him eat but as usual, things don’t go as expected and Simon ends up being left out in the cold.