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To Treat The Cat Like The Kids?

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woopsidaisy · 12/05/2011 13:40

You know how it is. One week he only wants whiskas. In jelly. The next it is Sheba. Trays only. He has eaten nothing for two days. Had to go out and get M&S sachets.
Fussy beggar! I wouldn't let the kids away with this. And the way he swishes his tail in disgust!

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nijinsky · 12/05/2011 13:43

Cat seems to have it sussed though. Gets exactly his preferences to eat, and only has to swish his tail to do so!


AgentZigzag · 12/05/2011 13:43

hehe you both know you are honored for him to let you feed him Grin

Him more than you of course.


woopsidaisy · 12/05/2011 13:47

I ordered some stuff from Lans End. Big box arrived this am. he chewed through the top,and then I found him laying sprawled on the box. His face said "Yeah? What? when I'm done you can have it!"
He is a cuddly wee so and so. Comes up to bed every night with the boys,likes to sleep with them for cuddles.
He is so spoilt.

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vajazzhands · 12/05/2011 13:48

If you feed them different foods in the first place.. you are just asking for trouble. Mine get dry food from day one and nowt else.. No whinging that way!


TechLovingDad · 12/05/2011 13:49

We don't own cats, cats choose us. Little sods.


bluepaws · 12/05/2011 13:50

a cat wont starve, nor will any animal know what Marks and Spencer labels look like

just plain daft


BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack · 12/05/2011 13:51

and the way they look at you sometimes....pure contempt!!!


woopsidaisy · 12/05/2011 13:52

Yep. Like they are doing you a massive favour just allowing you to feed them!
How do they do it?!

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Bartimaeus · 12/05/2011 13:54

Try the cheapest supermarket stuff.
Only stuff my cat consistently liked.
We were lucky that for years and years she refused anything except supermarket branded dry food.
Cheap and non smelly! Grin


BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack · 12/05/2011 13:56

I'm ashamed to say I pandered to her like I never would my DS....I just wanted her to love me............only the best for my pussy Grin


Hassled · 12/05/2011 13:59

I've lost it completely with mine and their random fussiness. I've abandoned all "wet" food altogether - strictly dry (currently Purina) now. At least dry food doesn't stink if left for more than an hour. And I was binning more food that the cats had randomly decided they hated than they were eating.


nijinsky · 12/05/2011 14:01

A cat won't starve...but they have been known to move out and rehome themselves if pushed!

Our cat trained my parents only to feed him chicken and turkey. Preferably cooked, rather than the chicken or turkey roll versions. Seriously! Use to have to go to the door and shout "chicken" as you would be there all night just shouting his name.


cassierosse · 12/05/2011 14:03

Mine will only eat fish flavours. They love things with veg in, and I can't resist looking around for exciting new things for them to try, whether it be toys or food.

I'm exactly the same with my dogs ! Smile


NulliusInVerba · 12/05/2011 14:09

Ha ha ha, this thread is exactly why I love cats.

Cats are great.


LaLaLandLady · 12/05/2011 16:33

That's a very clever pussy you have there, my friend!!

Try dried food. I get mine from the vet. Royal Cannin. Seems expensive but they eat less of it and it's nutritionally excellent. Good for teeth, too.


lesley33 · 12/05/2011 17:57

I know 2 friends who have cats that have rehomed themselves from their neighbours to their house. In both cases the cats made it clear what they wanted, until both the original owners and new owners gave in and accepted it.


scaryteacher · 12/05/2011 18:36

I have a self-rehoming cat who decided he wanted to live with us last year. His vet tells me he is much better off with me than with his owner! The cat evidently thinks so as his old home is down the drive, but he never goes there unless taken, and the last time his owner wanted him for a visit he was back at mine within 10 minutes!!!


viewfromawindow · 12/05/2011 19:05

I have 3 cats of my own but we seem to have been invaded by the most beautiful British Blue. It has blue grey fur and dark amber eyes..... I can't stop it coming in the garden and won't lure it in but it never leaves the garden and has found the cat flap!! In my defence I have contacted the vet to see if anyone has lost it.


Bartimaeus · 13/05/2011 09:27

My parents had a self-rehoming cat (love the expression). The neighbour's cat would come in the house and miaow and miaow. Whereas with my cat you could unceremoniously dump her outside and she would stalk off in a sulk, this cat would happily follow you back inside!

When my dad tried to gently push her away with his leg the cat just leaned (heavily) against him and purred Grin

They assumed she wanted food (she miaowed all the time) but really didn't want to encourage her so didn't feed her. She still came back.

Anyway, turns out she was just a fair-weather cat (aren't they all?!) she just wanted company whilst the neighbours were on holiday! In fact the person who had been feeding the neighbours 3 cats had been worried about this one as she hadn't seen her all week.

Now the neighbours are back, the cat just ignores my parents.

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