Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Chowtime! Just the Food, Maam

Chowtime! Just the Food, Maam

We're nearing the end of the Happy Cat Happy You series. OK, who's the wiseacre clapping? Not nice. The pamphlet provide some quick tips for building a bond with your feline friend—or do they? These bonding tips are suggested by the humans at the Catnip Newsletter and compiled for Tufts Institute. I offer a cat's expert perspective which often differs from what a human thinks we like. This series is not sponsored by anyone except me.

Today's tip centers around one of my favorite subjects: Chowtime! I can't wait until dinnertime. Although there are times where TW has to chase me around the condo to get me to take a lick of my gut rot. If I eat all my gut rot, TW will sometimes give me an advance on my 4 pm dinner. The tip, however, leaves me cold. "Sprinkle a teaspoon of kelp powder or try a standardized capsule of lecithin mixed with her food." They may help to speed my metabolism and break down fats but I'm having no part of it.

Chowtime! Just the Food, Maam

I've mentioned in the past how TW used to hate to photograph me while I was eating because that could turn me off my food. I've always been a picky enough eater—at least since I discovered this wasn't the streets or the shelter when I didn't know where my next meal was coming from.

Chowtime! Just the Food, MaamTW knows the dangers of mixing supplements or additives into my food. Anything added to my food may turn me off that particular brand or flavor of food forever. I'll let her put my pred into only one kind of food. BlogPaws has had campaigns for some very worthwhile supplements but TW knows it's a waste to mix them in my chow. I only started to agree to let her mix a spoonful of water into my pâté recently. Any more than a spoonful and I walk away without even smelling it.

I stopped drinking water when the peeps started to put a dental additive into it. I don't play that game. They don't want to risk me getting off my food cos TW just stocked up on my food. Heh heh! You know they don't want it to go to waste. I ain't shy about telling them where they can shove that kelp powder and lecithin.

Now it's your turn: Do you know what little extras go into your food before it's served?

If you just starting reading this series, here are some other posts of innerest.

Tip 1 Crazy for catnip.
Tip 2 The power of petting.
Tip 3 Solitude.
Tip 4 A cat's tail as a mood barometer.
Tip 5 Scheduled play sessions.
Tip 6 Peacock feathers.
Tip 7 Head-to-tail checkups.
Tip 8 Treat you cat like a CEO.
Tip 9 Litter box success.
Tip 10 Bonding with your cat/human.
Tip 11 Warm and cozy.


The Indulged Furries said...

Nothing gets added to my food. And it can't have any chunks - I'm a licker, not a biter.

Summer at said...

Sometimes I get a little Cosequin in my food before going on a trip or to a therapy visit. It helps me handle stress better.

Eastside Cats said...

We mix filtered water into Angel and Chuck's meals, because neither drink much from the waterbowl. When we were giving holistic supplements, they got mixed into their food too, without too much trouble. Sometimes, I will sprinkle nutritional yeast on top of their food, as a treat.

Tamago said...

I add tiny bit of supplements for breakfast and usually boys have no problem. But when I add too much of something they don't like, they sure know it and turn away!

Colehaus Cats said...

We understand that completely! In fact, only one of us gets stuff added to the food, otherwise, see ya!

The Swiss Cats said...

We don't get anything added to our food. Purrs

Brian said...

Oh CK, we're with you on that, add something we eat nothing!

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

My Mom doesn't add anything to my food either, if she did, I wouldn't eat! Love, Cody catchatwithcarenandcody

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ck....eye get a 1/4 tsp oh glandex each day coz eye due like ta food gurlz got mee off grain all two gether both wet N kibbled N thatz helped bunchez coz eye canna eat raw....everee now N then eye get an eppa sode, but thanx full lee knot...go two de vet.....kind ~~~~~tuna of moon ~~~~ ♥♥♥

pilch92 said...

You are very clever CK, nothing gets past you. Phoebe is tough to fool too, but Polar Bear willingly eats his thyroid pill inside a piece of cheese or lunch meat twice daily. I hope you are going to do the fill-ins again this week :)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

This summer Mudpie has actually started eating her wet food a little better when I add water to it! I first tried it to warm up food from the fridge, but now I do it even when the tray is new. For supplements I sneak them quite successfully into the yogurt she likes.

Shoko Neilson said...

I'm on the look for additives to my food. Mom has tried it all Forti Flora, arthritis meds...I give her the evil eye whether there's powder in it or not....just being safe. mol

Kitty Kisses,


edie said...

I just got that brochure in my mail, thanks, C.K., now I don't have to read it. I add warm water to my cats pate and they love it.

Chirpy Cats said...

There'd be big trouble in our house if we add things to food. We also once added a dental solution to the water bowls and Charlie stopped drinking for a few days and ended up in emergency with a urinary blockage. Never again!

meowmeowmans said...

Gracie and Zoe get Cosequin in their dinner, and thankfully, they are cool with it!

Fur Everywhere said...

Hi CK! The Mom decided to take a break from the packing to help us visit a few blogs, so here we are!

We don't like things mixed into our food, either. The Mom has a bit of a difficult time getting me and Carmine to eat our meal with cosequin in it. She switched it to breakfast from dinner, which seems to work a bit better, but sometimes we still give her trouble. Carmine will eat a little water in his food, but if it is too soupy, he will turn his nose up and walk away.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Sometimes Mum splits open a Cystease capsule and mixes the powder with my food. It's a urinary tract supplement. I seem to eat more of my food when she does this.

Purrs xx

Valentine said...

I'm like you Keisha, I won't eat anything that is artificial that is put in my food or my water bowl for that matter! Mom has tried to put supplements in my meals, but I just walk away with my nose up. She fooled me once or twice by putting flea preventative in my food, but she won't fool me again! We gotta keep a very close eye on our humans. Our food shouldn't be tampered with! How would they like it if we tampered with their food?! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

A Tonl said...

Mowzers, CK, don't you be talking to Allie, coz the mom just began putting two different supplements in HER food on account of her having ISSUES. If she stops eating - well, hey, wait - if she stops eating there's more for me so, nevermind. Feel free to share with her! ~ Faraday

Three Chatty Cats said...

Chowtime is popular around this house. I rarely add anything to their meals, except for probiotics every now and then.