Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Point Taken

Drewey has always been really excellent at communicating her needs, wants, preferences and opinions. She left this message in her food dish the other day.

eat your vegetables

Got it, Drewey. Message heard. Peas do not belong in cat food.

31 comments:

  1. Hah! When I was little, we had a dog that did the exact same thing. She'd eat all her dog food, save up the peas somewhere inside her mouth, and then spit all the peas out at the end!

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  2. Excellent, Drewey. Most excellent. I think your Mom is very smart, and she will take this lesson to heart. :)

    I like to think of Drewey as having a personality like Miss Ouiser in "Steel Magnolias." It's her tagline, "Embrace Your Inner Crank" that makes me think this way!

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  3. Huh. Someone should tell my Odie... he likes peas :) He wanted my food the other day and I said "look, it's peas, you don't want any" while giving him one, and he ate it! ...plus 3 more.

    But Drewey good job at being very clear about your likes and dislikes :)

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  4. ahaha! and what a cute bowl! nephthys used to have a cute bowl until someone knocked it off the counter and broke it. that was my message, "THIS BOWL IS EMPTY AND THEREFORE USELESS!"

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  5. Allie (Drewey Fan)March 10, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    LOL, I LOVE Drewey. This post really needs a picture of her too!!

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  6. Amazing how they can discern abominations like that in their food and eat around it, not to mention licking any gravy/other food bits off it. :) Mine does the same if I give her a spoonful of blueberry yogurt.. leave the berries, but be sure to lick off the yogurt!

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  7. Awww. I love it! I'll make a note, too... :)

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  8. I believe she has some nimble teeth.

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  9. "Peas are not to be tolerated. This displeases me. Retribution will be swift.

    signed,

    Queen Drewey"

    Embrace your inner crank is my new motto.

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  10. My cat does the same thing when I buy her Spot's Stew's lamb variety. Since my sister did the same thing with her peas as a child, we always tell my cat that she takes after her auntie. But maybe she is a distant relative of Drewey...

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  11. this picture made me laugh out loud. awesome. You tell her, Drewey! NOBODY likes peas!!!

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  12. that is so cute! i had a dog as a child that did not like peas. she would lick them clean and leave them in the dish. i also have a nephew that did not like peas, one day he ate them all up but held them in his mouth like a squirrel. when he was done, he mumbled...i don't think i like these. he spit them all out in the garbage. all of them were perfectly whole, just like drewey's.
    hugs,
    puglette
    :o)

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  13. @ Amy - one of my old dogs used to do that too. One of my previous kitties was the only one allowed to prowl at the dinner table, and occasionally used to get a tit-bit. We used to sometimes give her a pea covered in gravy, which she would get all the gravy off, then spit the pea out and give us a killer look.

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  14. Hmm, we used to have a kitty who liked peas and would in fact eat them from a fork. I also <3 Drewey, being the servant of a cranky old lady cat myself.

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  15. but why would you give peas to a cat? if there is any benefit, i don't know about it!

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  16. Clearly you've got some super-special cat food, Drewey, if there are whole peas in there. (Our fosters get good stuff, but they're not quite so lucky!) I understand, though. I never liked peas on their own either.

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  17. And did you know that raccoons will eat anything except onions? When I was a kid, one of our neighbors fed the raccoons and put out scraps, and they would eat every bit except the onions, which they spit out all over the driveway.

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  18. Smart kitty...cats are "obligate carnivores". Unlike dogs, grains and veggies are not good for them. Why do almost all cat foods have them in it? Once I started feeding mine grain free food...even the dry stuff, they *stopped* having hairballs and throwing up! It was amazing! But most places don't carry the grain free dry food, and it is much more expensive. Worth it, though, since they are so much healthier!

    But, why did one of my old cats, Bregalad, of blessed memory, like frozen corn? Sigh. Cats ;-)

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  19. My enormous chocolate Lab used to do the same thing!

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  20. I'm with Drewey on this, peas are NOT fit for consumption!
    You tell them Drewster!

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  21. Can't say it clearer than that, can you Lady Crank?

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  22. Well that spelled it owt, good and proper! LOL!

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  23. My question is WHERE did you get Drewey's bowl??? Some cats will eat peas, oatmeal and creamed spinach- his name was Doubleday. yes, the bookpublisher (my mom was a libraian).
    But then he wasn't a "normal" cat. Madame clearly has a sensitive palate. More tuna?

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  24. @Holly:

    Retribution will be swift.

    A ha ha ha !!!

    @Colleen:

    I don't know about plant matter not being good for cats. They don't NEED plant matter, being carnivores and all, but that's not the same as it being bad for them. I mean, I don't NEED chocolate, but it's not like it makes me sick. I'd say that for many cats, plants are like chocolate for many humans - not necessary for nutrition, but yummy as heck, consumable for most with no ill effects, and can cause an adverse reaction in a few.

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  25. Bless Drewey's heart...I love old lady kitties;) They know what they like and are happy to share those opinions with you. The "Tiny Terror", who is now 2 and huge, loves fruit. Any kind of fruit except bananas. If you're peeling an orange in the kitchen he will smell it out in the living room and come tearing in to mug you for a piece. He is also the cat that primarily eats with his paws. He hooks most of his food up on a claw and brings it to his mouth.

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  26. Oh, Little Drewey Junebug, you've just made me love you more, if that's possible.

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  27. Actually, peas aren't "bad" for carnivores. Grain IS bad - but there's a difference between grain and vegetables. Peas are pretty common filler in grain-free wet food. I looked into making fresh raw food once for an older boy of mine, and peas and pumpkin puree were the two main non-meat ingredients. I'm pretty sure it's because they contain lots of water, which helps w/ hydration, and insoluble fiber, which helps w/ digestion and hairballs. Eating peas is like eating grass.

    If you can find and/or afford grain-free cat food, it's so much better for them!! I like Natural Balance brand. It's available at Petco.

    Oh yeah, and my current kitty Spike LOVES sour dough bread. We don't give him a lot (since it's grains) but he'll actually sneak onto the counter and tear up the loaf!

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