Thursday, March 22, 2007

Food Friday

All this talk about the pet food recall has made me think of all the things I've eaten besides cat food. I like to try lots of things, but, like a true Siamese, there are only a few things I like. So I thought I'd let other kitties know what I found to be worth trying, and stuff to stick your nose up at.

String Cheese. This is fun, Mom usually gives me little pieces, but I have a hard time getting ahold of it, so I dribble it across the floor before I actually eat it. And then I really chew it! I didn't get this whole piece, even though I wanted it.

Yogurt. I lick this off Mom's spoon. It gets on my nose and whiskers. Mom only gives me a little bit. Worth a try. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't.

Milk. Sometimes I get to lick the cereal bowl, but again, I only get a little bit. Pretty good.

Chicken. I mean the real stuff! I love this, its soft and easy to eat and cut up in little chuncks is wonderful.

Steak. Don't see what the fuss is all about. I can take it or leave it.

Cod. I love the cod that comes out of the middle of fish and chips. Mom or Dad will sometimes order an extra piece at the pub, bring it home, get rid of all that breading stuff, and give it to me.

Salmon. This is my current favorite. Both out of a can or left overs from dinner, I'm trying to figure out how to get more of this. Maybe learn how to fish.

Tuna. So far I've only tried the stuff in oil. Yuuck. Too greasy and slimy, stay away from it.

Cookies. I always beg for some of Dad's cookies, especially the sugar cookies. He is careful not to give me any chocolate, and I only get a crumb or two.

Pistachios. I don't really eat these, I lick the salt off the shell, then bat them under the rug.

Spiders. These are great! I eat all I can catch, even if it grosses Mom out.

Bees. I haven't actually eaten one of these yet, but I keep trying.....

Mom's threatening not to let me eat any pet food, now that she knows the industry is unregulated. But she is not sure about trying to make homemade food. And I do love my Nutro Natural Choice dry kitten food. But Mom doesn't want to support Menu Foods any more at all. Maybe I'll get more salmon.......

21 comments:

Lux said...

My mom's with your mom - even though she doesn't feed anything on that Menu list, she's not sure she trusts anyone making cat food anymore.

Daisy said...

I LOVE string cheese!

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

Oh we lufff chicken we had some last night Tara my mama found was talking to Lilly and Mu shue cat sitter Sandy and Mamma mentoned wanting to get homemade food but wiff out the time. She refued her to a pet backey who mama is going to be feed Me and Lilly Lu homemade food for sticky goodness. Also I decoered blue spa it quite yummu


Iris ( who mama tossed out her nutro nartural even her kitten cunchies and found something else

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I love yogurt!! Oh and anything salty. And spiders!! You should try Innova Evo dry food. Its tasty, and there are no grains and its good for kittens and adults!

Latte

Dragonheart said...

Thanks for sharing your opinions on various foods Tara. My humans only feed me cat food that is produced to the same standards as human food. It's 100% organic too and made from only meat and rice.

My favourite human food is salmon. I also enjoy licking the little bit of milk in the bottom of my humans' cereal bowls.

Riley & Tiki said...

You should try the people tuna in water. Yumm!! Since the recall we have been eating Merrick, Natural Balance, Fromm, and Solid Gold. Can't say they're safe for sure, but at least they aren't made by Menu.

The Meezer Gang said...

Tuna juice is very nice!!! We were wondering...wonder with this cat food recall, and our Moms being so cautious, in that they are introducing human food to us...We wonder if we will ever go back to the special cat stuff...

Kimo & Sabi said...

We eats Canin brand dry food (fer indoor kitties). Sometimes Mommakitty cooks a chicken, puts it in a blender (wifout da bones - duh), including da organs, adds some veggies, and blends it till it's squishy! She puts all da extras in little plastic cups wif lids and freezes it.

Be careful about da pistacio shells! They is real tempting cause of da salt, but Momma's last kitty swallowed a whole bunch of da shells when she wasn't lookin' and he was poopin' shells fer days!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Clarification: our food is called Royal Canin (furry regal)! Here's a linky:

www.royalcanin.us/catfood

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yeah, mom's concerned too but she buys us fancy feast fishy flavors and purina, I think dat da FDA shood be regulating pet food. Not dat it wooda helped in dis case cuz da food wuz frum Canada. Bugs is furry tasty but der aren't enuf to live on and mom will only let Sadie have a little bit of da cheez chips and stuff like dat.

DEBRA said...

My Mom feels the same way about the pet food industry. When you read about how they test this stuff and the harm they do...golly it is very difficult to want to keep buying things. But cats require special things in their diet and yet Momma doesnt like feeding it to us...uh oh does that mean she isn't going to feed us anymore?

No I dont think so...
Abby

Junior said...

You have tried all kinds of foods! Meowm tries to share stuff with me, sometimes I have a little and sometimes I turn my nose up at it.

I do like to lick the salt off of french fries! Yummy!!

Sultanfus and Guy said...

I love Yogurt! We don't get any meat in this house because Ma is a vegetarian- but Grandma always shares when she stays with us. Guy wont eat any "normal" human food he only likes weird things for cats-tomato sauce, matzo ball soup, soy hot dogs, etc. He is an odd little man.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

string cheese - yummy! has ya effur tried liver? I'm nuts fur liver. Grr an Midnight duzzn't effun wanna try it.
Cocoa

Forty Paws said...

But Tara, you have to have some kind of poodin food because it's fortified with taurine and without sufficient taurine, you can go blind!!!

We like to lick salt off 'tater chips and crackers. And Dorf LUFs strawberry and blueberry yogurt!!!!!

Luf, Us

yao-lin said...

Oooh yoghurt, milk, chicken, all my personal favourites. i do adore a nice bit of fillet steak and as for cheese - well, I would eat it all day if I could! I think you have a gourmet appetite fit for a princess, Tara - I am busy licking the hot chocolate out of my human's mug! Mwa ha ha

DaisyMae Maus said...

I just finished having some of Mom's pork chops. She found my whiskers VERY amusing 'cuz I was furry excited about pork and my whiskers were in an uproar.

Milk makes me hurl. I love it, but it's only in my tummy on loan ...

I enjoy cheese. My new favorite is called TillaMoos and it's delicious. Mom lets me have some as a snack if she's having some.

Flies and 'piders are yummy ... Mom lets us have any that venture into the house.

We're doin' okay with our moist catfood ... Whiskas from Petsmart are formerly Sheba under new packaging, so Mom's not worried about that ... and we're eatin' Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys only in the egg soufflé varieties. Efurrything else is a Eukanuba kibble or comes from Mom's plate.

Good luck with your salmon ... I hope you get as much as you can eat!
DMM

Jake and Bathsheba said...

I like most everything! I even got some grilled salmon steak tonight since Mom's portion was too large for her. She had to be careful and remove the bones for me. Yum!

One thing I don't like is olives, though that's one of Mom and Dad's staples.

~Jake

Kismet said...

Cheese is a GREAT foods!!

Phoebe said...

Those foods you get to eat sound very interesting. I don't get to eat anything but my special kibble from the vets, due to my tummy issues.

OH, but I do sometimes find spiders and eat them.

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Spiders. We love Spiders! And Bees! And all Bugs. And Human Food!