All the cats I have known who have lived into their teens have developed sensitive stomachs (a delicate way to say they become barfy). I can confirm that elevating their food bowls somehow lessens this barfiness. I don’t know why this works, but it does, and is highly recommended by both humans and felines.
Also elevated this morning was a head of lettuce, a rare treat for our free-range hens who really are fed up with being cooped up.
In the spirit of elevated dining, I plan to eat my lunch on the roof.