With our household of critters having expanded to include three cats and a dog, I thought it fitting to join a meme related to pets. After searching around, I came across Awww….. Mondays. The one rule is: “Post a picture that makes you say Awww…. and that’s it.” Every photo seemed to feature a pet and so the meme is a perfect fit!
Yum! Any morning in the Frederick household, you can find three cats and one solitary dog patiently sitting on the recliner beside me. They’re all waiting for milk, leftover from my cereal. Any afternoon in the Frederick household, you can also find them circling me in the kitchen. About this time, I hide a pill in cheese to give to our senior dog. The cats aren’t about to let me get away with giving the dog cheese without their getting some too.
Ew! Bootsie batted at the new food in her dish. To me, it didn’t look much different from any of the other numerous flavors we had offered her. It was a brown soft meat pate. Oh, some of them were darker or lighter brown. And some of them were more packed with vegetables than others. But to my eye, it was just another tin of cat food. To her, it apparently had an ingredient that she didn’t like. With a careful and determined swipe of her paw, Bootsie pushed aside one pea, then another, until all the peas were piled to the side. Our dear Bootsie hates peas!
While on gross topics, Bootsie has one other quirk that our other cats don’t. She vomits at least once a month. The vet gave her a clean bill of health. To date, we have only a couple of guesses. One is that she gets sick when stressed. Such as after storms or emergencies. Another is that she has a food allergy or sensitive stomach. I’ve started tracking what foods cause her upset.
Bootsie’s quirks aside, Andy and I fortunate when it comes to our cats and food. They all love to eat! And their needs are simple. For example, Cinder and Bootsie most like cat foods, treats, and dairy products. As for Rainy, well, there’s very few foods she won’t try to eat. Trust me! She’s stolen dog food and treats, still in their wrappings, to eat under our bed. She’s also nabbed chicken and other people foods away from our plates. Despite how Rainy keeps us on our toes, after having lost a cat with a picky appetite to Chronic Kidney Failure, we’re tickled at how food-driven the Cat Trio is.
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