You'd think cats would be smarter. 10 minutes ago I scooped the litter box. I just watched Cheeks (arguably the dumber of our two cats) walk into the laundry room, drop a righteous deuce, then come out and immediately start eating her cat food. The food is, due to space limitations, mere feet from the litter box.
I guess it was emergent. I totally understand when it's eminent. Time to go equals time to go. I'd like to think though, that given the chance, she'd have chosen to reverse that sequence of events.