Since I've come back from vacation, after my neighbor had been feeding the cats only twice a day, I've cut back on third feeding of canned food (midnight snack) mostly. I don't care if they beg. They've got their dry food sitting out and I keep that fresh. Tonight I backed off, however, and gave them a third can. I should probably do this on Friday and Saturday nights anyway, since I don't wake up early in the morning to feed them, as I do on weekdays.