I truly learn something every time one of y’all post something about my cats. When I was growing up, my sister had a Siamese cat. I still can’t believe our parents let her have a critter in the house. I shouldn’t think badly of them. They let me have a parakeet, in a cage, in my room, while my sister’s cat had the run of the house and spent her life trying to figure out how to eat my parakeet. The cat’s name was Michelob (if that tells you anything about the crazy girl my sister was) and my parakeet’s name was Pepper. A little family history you didn’t know. 🙂
Maybe Michelob’s attempt to eat Pepper is what turned me against cats but mostly, I want an animal that will listen when I say “No” or “Sit” or “Stay” and I do not want a hairy critter on my countertops or getting his tail on fire from the gas stove. Boots lives in my studio which is totally in a different building from the house. I spend most of my knitting time there. Cat lives on top of my car. When we move, Boots will become an inside the house cat. I’m not quite sure how that’s going to work. I figure we have two choices: (1) let him on the countertop or (2) use the kitchen for storage and not worry about a hair critter in the kitchen. I’m leaning towards #2.
Seriously, Boots has learned what “no” means and usually, he will just turn around and go the other way. Also, he knows that spray bottles have water in them and he does not like getting sprayed so I can pick up a spray bottle and when he sees it, he stops whatever he’s doing so I’m not real worried about him being in the house.
Here’s the point I was going to make . . someone commented that he might not like a change in cat food so this morning, I took two bowls and put 100 grams of cat food in each bowl – one is his old food he’s been eating for years; one is a new dry food – it’s Merrick’s raw infused or something like that. When Speck was having so many health problems, we tried about everything and he loved Merrick’s and it worked for him so we bought Merrick’s for Boots and a Hill Science Diet UTI/Hairball formula because he has had a UTI and he has had hairballs. I wanted to see which one he liked the best.
He sniffed both foods, then went to the new food and ate a good bit of it but never touched the food he’s been eating. He really likes the canned cat food but that’s going to be for special treats . . not for every day.
His skin still seems dry. I put a couple of drops of olive oil on about a tablespoon of canned food and give that to him first thing in the morning. Hoping that will make him shiny again and get rid of his “dandruff”.