Tuesday, November 29, 2005
  Alright, cat owners, help me

Cat food run, originally uploaded by hale_popoki.

Now that I'm not feeding my kitties PLUS the five+ outdoor cats.. more like seven considering the neighbor cats would come out for an extra bite.. well, now I can afford more than the $10, 20-lb. bag of Purina Indoor Formula.

From what I read, all processed cat food is pretty bad stuff; if you want your cat to really be healthy, you have to make your cat's food yourself out of things you buy at the butcher's. However, my vegetarian ass is not going to do that for the cats.

So - any suggestions on cat food? I priced the stuff at Pet Supermarket and even the *good* brand aren't all that bad - $25 for 20 lbs. or so. I can afford that, if it's better for the cats.


My cat gets the backbones left over from fishing expeditions. You may want to check into a fish peddler for stuff like grouper throats and backs. Just a thought...
um, I get the Purina One for Niri, and the new purina pro plan wet food for her every couple days or so... but hell if I know if its the right stuff. She likes it.
My kitties eat Nutro Max Cat for their all day munchy crunchies. Then, twice a day, I feed them Friskies wet food in a pouch mixed with Science Diet crunchies. (For two cats, I use one pouch a day.) I don't know if any of this is good or bad for them, but they like it all and it's a nice routine for them. I know that the Nutro makes their fur really really soft, and it's good for hairballs.
How bad can it be compared to them licking their own ass? And given the chance, they will lick another cat's ass without flinching. Purina has *got* to be better than the cat's ass. ;-)
Try Wellness brand cat food. Its what I give my kitties, its all human grade ingredients, no filler and my cats have thrived on it. I had my dogs on Wellness too but I switched to making their food everyday. If you need more info on Wellness go to

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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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