I think my absence has had a bit of an effect on Theo. With the break in the normal routine I think he's developed concerns about being fed.
The way I handled meal times the past three weeks is that either a friend or I would go over every other day and leave out two days worth of food. I'm sure most if not all of the food was gone within hours given the boyz' appetites. And I'm sure Thompson and Diego weren't real conscientious about making sure Theo got his fair share.
Yesterday as soon as I was done feeding the boyz their lunch Theo seemed obsessed with being fed his dinner. He kept meowing and running toward the kitchen every time I moved. Hopefully the settling back to the old routine will alleviate some of his concerns.