14 August 2015

Feline Friday: Miss Picky

 Over the years, I've had cats who would eat a certain type of food for awhile, then suddenly turn up their noses. Tinsel is one of those cats. (Lily is not!)

Tinsel has always been a picky eater. I'm not sure to what degree her very mild kidney issues factor in to her pickiness, but she's definitely hard to please. In addition, she's very skittish so conditions have to be JUST RIGHT for her to eat! No loud noises, nobody walking past her, Lily sequestered in the basement...you get the picture.

Of course, her food also has to be elevated. Don't ask me why, but she prefers it that way! When she is hungry, she parks herself in front of her box, ready to be served. But if she's in a picky mood, she'll flatly ignore the food this is placed in front of her.

She'll get a look of disdain on her face, like "You expect me to eat this?"

So I try all sorts of things (short of standing on my head) to get her to eat. I sprinkle her food with a few treats and a few nibbles of Lily's prescription food (which she happens to love but is not the right formulation for a kitty with kidney issues) just to entice her to stick her nose in the dish. Sometimes this does the trick and she starts to eat. On this particular day, she would have none of it. 
Nope, not eating this.

Tinsel knows what she's doing. She often holds out for canned food. She knows if she stares at me long enough, I'll give her some as an appetizer.

Thanks, Mom! This is delicious!

Sure, Tinsel. We aim to please!

1 comment:

Mary said...

So cute -for me to see, but not for you as the mommy. What would we do without our furbabies? The unconditional love for us is endless. We are blessed that we can SERVE them! Have a great day.