Owner V Cat

(57 Posts)
Soubriquet Fri 04-Nov-16 14:06:30

Who will win?

After smugly stating a few months ago that Toots will eat what she's given, the furry little twat has suddenly developed standards.

She has eaten one meal, and then refused all else

So far she's had:-

Natures menu
Natures menu raw
Hi life
Lily's kitchen
Royal canin (wet)
Gourmet gold
Gourmet mon petit

And I went out and got Sheba yesterday to try..

I don't have the biggest budget. I can't afford to spend £1 per tin of food as she eats twice a day!

I spent £8 on Sheba yesterday to last a week. She ate her breakfast, refused her tea and refused her breakfast today

So I've binned it and will let her go hungry until tea time.

I am determind to win.

Let the battle commence

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 04-Nov-16 14:09:35

I think you'll find the cat wins every time!

Soubriquet Fri 04-Nov-16 14:11:43

No! No! No!

I have to win!

What else can I feed her? I refuse to buy whiskers, felix and go cat as I know they are crap.

I know Sheba and Gourmet are not much better but it's desperation

She has Royal canin dry food to eat when she wants so she won't starve

Laska5772 Fri 04-Nov-16 14:13:05

You are on a hiding to nothing.. cat will win.. no contest.. though mine has discovered he likes waitrose own though after years of nothing but whiskas being good enough ..( but it probably wont last, I suspect he has a Hidden Agenda .. )

YesItsMeIDontCare Fri 04-Nov-16 14:14:43

To be honest Leroy has Felix. Bought £50 of the stuff from P@H and he hasn't stopped eating it yet.

Yes he is a bit fat blush, but my blood pressure is lower.

Soubriquet Fri 04-Nov-16 14:16:53

<sigh>

She has to wait until Monday anyway

Got no money until then

Maudlinmaud Fri 04-Nov-16 14:21:11

Good luck.
My cats dictate to me over their menu choices. There is sometimes quite the stand off. I usually relent though. Especially when they follow me around yelling.
The look of disgust and outrage when I serve anything not to their liking unnerves me.

Soubriquet Fri 04-Nov-16 14:22:54

Yes...she's following me around glaring as we speak

And she keeps mugging the DC for their food

She quite likes sandwhiches

steppemum Fri 04-Nov-16 14:37:08

well, mine gets asds cat food.
he eats, or he goes hungry, or he catches his own. He mostly choses to eat.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Fri 04-Nov-16 14:39:13

Just feed her whiskas. And if you're skint, you can buy sachets one at a time in a lot of shops.

However, is it possible she's getting fed at another house and isn't hungry at home?

Soubriquet Fri 04-Nov-16 14:40:46

No. She doesn't go out very often. She prefers to stay inside

Toddlerteaplease Fri 04-Nov-16 14:41:03

Mine get Royal Canin Persian dry and nothing else. They always eat it. They are not bright enough to be faddy and given their history I doubt they were ever offered choice. Occasionally they get a pouch as a treat but the don't really like them. Feeling smug. grin

cozietoesie Fri 04-Nov-16 14:44:45

How old is she - and is she healthy? smile

msrisotto Fri 04-Nov-16 14:49:47

I have learned a few lessons from various cats over the years that I wills share
1. Never bulk buy. They will immediately go off it.
2. The more expensive the food option, the more they will like it and refuse cheaper options.
3. You will break before they do.

Best of luck smile

PinkiePiesCupcakes Fri 04-Nov-16 14:51:30

yes
How much did you get for £50?
I get from Amazon, 120 pouches for £25ish, bit cheaper if subscribe and save.

My dcat loves Felix, I think its because its what the rescue fed him.

Soubriquet Fri 04-Nov-16 14:51:53

She's 9 months give or take a few weeks

Perfectly healthy. Just stubborn

cozietoesie Fri 04-Nov-16 14:54:56

Then I'd hang tough. But - it's important to have a really strict routine, fresh food when it's proffered and lots - lots - of games and activities.

YesItsMeIDontCare Fri 04-Nov-16 14:59:36

Pinkie - 180 pouches in total, but I had a voucher so only paid £40. It is "As Good As It Looks", "Doubly Delicious" and "Sensations" though - bog standard Felix is not acceptable, apparently. I'm off to investigate Amazon now though!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 04-Nov-16 15:11:01

Harry is about to go on a week of dry only as he's now refusing his pouch in the evening. Rather than keep wasting it we put him back on dry only for a few days and then he scoffs the pouch when it goes down!

Lifegavemelemons Fri 04-Nov-16 15:43:40

My 4 were given, in an emergency , some dried Pets at home own brand dried food. They loved it. Then I tried their own brand very cheap tinned food. Cats adored it. Scoffed it down no matter what flavour - whereas they'd gone into the whole "don't you know I HATE lamb now?" Routine when they were on whiskas pouches!

It's probably the feline equivalent of McD's - but they are all happy and healthy on it so far (5 yrs! I know because I had to switch to the cheap stuff during a financial belt tightening!)

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 04-Nov-16 16:03:34

We are on day three of a stand off too. He's choked down some tinned salmon, grudgingly.

I think he's eating out though, he is getting porky but only eating the same amount of food.

Last time he was eating grass lots too.

cozietoesie Fri 04-Nov-16 16:10:14

Do you have neighbours who might indulge him with 'bits from the fridge'?

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 04-Nov-16 16:23:00

No, lots of them own cats & he's not popular. I think he might be hunting/going into neighbours houses.

Arfarfanarf Fri 04-Nov-16 16:24:30

oh bless you, you think you're the owner.

how sweet.

(hint - the owner is the furry one)

grin

Arfarfanarf Fri 04-Nov-16 16:26:53

try her on this.

www.applaws.co.uk/product-category/cat/cat-tin-broth/

my Toffee absolutely goes nuts for this stuff.

She has these and James Wellbeloved dried food

And her treats are webbox lik-e-lix

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