It’s not that I love the below commercial for Friskies so much, it’s that I love that there was a whole article about a cat food commercial in the New York Times.
It’s because cats control the media.
I don’t like to mock a cat, but . . .
This Scottish cat wandered into a rescue center this way.
“Luckily no damage was done and the little cat was very pleased to be freed from the discomfort that comes with having your head stuck inside a tin can.”
Seriously. Don’t litter! Your trash could end up on a cat’s head.
In all my incarnations as a cat owner, I never gave much thought to cat food. Growing up, we fed Rainbow 9 Lives or whatever else she liked that was on sale. Jack’s vet recommended Wellness when we got him, and since he had so many health issues, we were never tempted to switch. But for those of you with cats without special needs might be interested in a new company called Tambey’s Kitchen.
Run by a girl I went to high school with, Tambey’s Kitchen features homemade, organic (when possible) cat food for purchase and delivery. Ingredients include “hormone-free, free range ground turkey, organic rolled oats, organic broccoli, organic sweet potatoes, organic carrots, organic eggs, organic sweet cream butter, nutritional yeast, soy lecithin, eggshell powder, organic kelp powder, taurine, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C. ( And lots of love. )”
While I’d never have the time, energy, or skill to make my own cat food, it’s nice that the option is out there for any of my future feline friends. Also, I like supporting businesses based around cats (see Tambey himself below, and please note his different-colored eyes!)
This is Ella Christopher.
When she turned 50, she decided to collect a tin of cat food for every day she’d been alive. Now 56, she just donated more than 18,000 tins of cat food to her local animal rescue organization.
She hosted bbqs and other events and asked friends to bring cat food. She says: “I did it instead of having birthday presents and Christmas presents because when you get older there’s no point having loads of things.”
I think we can all agree that’s pretty selfless of her, if a little bit nutty. Cheers to you, Ella Christopher.
We all know cats love human food. Jack’s favorite is the roasted chicken from Pio Pio Riko, a local Peruvian restaurant. But do humans love cat food?
According to Popular Science, it is perfectly safe for humans to eat cat food–though not recommended. Registered dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner says cat food is “developed with cat nutrition in mind and [not] formulated to keep humans healthy. It’s OK to satisfy the occasional craving, but you shouldn’t make it a staple of your regular diet. It’s cat food for a reason.”
Good advice from Blatner, I suppose. But did she really need to give the thumbs up on satisfying an occasional craving? What person has an occasional craving for cat food? Please show me the person who doesn’t want to vomit at the smell of it. Or don’t, because that person must be crazy.