Oh my goodness! Those catwalks are the coolest! I wish I had the time / know-how to do it!
Jessakathand - we used to leave dry food out all the time. Our cats are funny, they couldn't be more opposite in all things - one likes dry food, the other canned. But we've recently stopped leaving out dry food all day. DH is in charge of feeding them. I don't know why, but I just can't seem to take on feeding the cats. Right now he's feeding them three times a day, but hopefully we'll cut back to 2x soon.
If they feel like we've missed a feeding, they come and wake us (day or night) and since we cosleep that means they wake my toddler and I am *not* ok with that!! But I need to deal with it and get the cats on a fewer-feedings schedule.