Food

I always want my kitty around.

She makes me laugh and smile.

I always want my kitty around to cuddle.

Even when it results in the vile.

Yup, the Lucy-furr has started biting aggressively again on a regular basis. It may indeed be entirely my fault though. I started feeding her wet food semi-regularly and now she demands it every meal. Nope, kitty. Not going to do it. Continue reading Wet Cat Food: You’re Going to Have a Bad Time

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While I’m sure it’s a common occurance, I have had rare opportunities to have fully blown crafting day dreams. All yarn and knitting related of course. I’ve had dreams about opening up an etsy shop of my handspun yarn, one of the most recent, and dreams about going home and eating a juicy medium-rare steak with some blue cheese, arugula, and a smattering of capers, more common.

While my desires for mouth watering red meat tends to be unrequited, there are times when I’ve popped over to the grocers on the way home and purchased a New York steak, or three. I feel like today will be one of those days…but maybe not…but maybe…

After grocery shopping yesterday afternoon, my husband and I stopped in at Cheese Bar. Glorious glorious Cheese Bar. I have snacking plans the moment I get home.

But fish! I have a pound of fresh dover sole and fresh basil, lemon juice, and asparagus awaiting me when I arrive home.

Perhaps I shall toss in a few breadcrumbs and do a egg wash?

Can you tell that I’m hungry?

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I mentioned last week that we bought Lucy new food. To be precise, we’ve put Chubberina on a diet. Along with this diet we have included Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Treats and I am attempting to grow her some gluten free pet grass. Now if you know me you should realize the tragedy that is my ability to grow green things and keep them alive. In short, I can’t. I have a brown thumb. I’ve followed the instructions on the package, and this is the result:

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IMG_0280 Ten poked holes in the bottom. Dampened soil. Seeds mixed in at a depth of at least 1/4″.
I used a bamboo skewer to make the holes and the stir up the soil and assist in the moistening process. I’m probably not supposed to mix up the soil after the seeds have been placed….but whatever. The little package said it was supposed to sit on a plate in a dark-ish warm place. The only place I can think of is right next to one of the radiators, which all are near windows, which let in a lot of light….sigh…

So, the little glass bowl/vase I shoved the packaging into is sitting on the second section of a bookshelf near-ish one of the heaters. Grow baby grow!

Also pictured are her food and Kitty Yums.

Pet Grass was bought at my local Nature’s Pet on NW 21st. You can also buy it on Amazon. If you do buy from Amazon, don’t forget to set up your smile account! =)

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Lucy is a fairly typical cat. She sleeps, she eats, she poops. In typical cat like fashion she one could associate her daily behaviors with that of an infant. Her eating patterns on the other hand, are strictly Grazer level.

Grazer: eating from a single source of food, such as a food bowl. A single serving which is eaten at a slow pace to last approximately 10-ish hours.

Feeding schedule:

7:45am – 1/4 Cup of kibble

5:45-6:15pm – 1/4 Cup of kibble

Generally what I find when I get home is that she hasn’t exactly eaten all her food from the morning serving. Today was my day off work so I fed her a little bit later, about 8:30am. I left the apartment about 4:45pm to see The MLS All Star team beat Bayern München 2-1. Totally awesome game!!!!!!!!!!

There was still kibble in her bowl, good for three or four mouth-fulls. Additional to the kitty fashion of eating, there was also a mouth-full or two of kibble strewn around the floor near her eating area. Upon returning this was all eaten. So I gave her dinner, wandered about the house for a few moments, she was crouched on the floor so I went and pet her, she flops over as usual…

 

aaaaand then she bit my toe.

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Lucy hasn’t been eating regularly since we gave her a flea bath a few weeks ago. At fist I thought it was because she was upset at us, for obvious reasons. In addition to the flea bath, I have been moving furniture, sweeping and vacuuming her favorite hang outs, and otherwise disturbing the peace. Jonathan even tried putting a few pieces of spam in her bowl with her kibble to get her to sniff around and eat something. Since I did the major flea cleanout, she hasn’t been eating at all. Last night she was pittifully looking down at her – full of kibble since Monday morning – bowl from the back of the couch. Turns out, her sniffer is offended by something where her food and water bowl usually hang out. We moved it across the room and she immediately did a nose dive into the kibble. We’re assuming it’s the flea killer spray, which has also been sprayed where her food and water are currently placed, which is also why she’s a dainty little picky snuggly brat.

This morning there was the tell tale ring of kibble in her bowl. Face planting into the middle of her food happened last night.

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