Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finn's view of the world

Finn and I had a conversation this morning.

First, let me explain some things. Last week Katana the cat caught and ate a spider. She then promptly threw up the still live spider, and her breakfast. We were feeding dry kibble, and the kibble was still in one piece when it came out. She wasn't chewing her food. I opened her mouth and realized she was down to about 5 teeth. As she is a 13 year old cat, this wasn't too surprising. She obviously has been getting enough nutrition since she resembles a butterball turkey in shape. But, feeling sorry for her toothless state, I went out and purchased a bag of canned cat food (grain free Taste of the Wild).

So now she has dry kibble 24/7, and twice a day gets a spoon full of yummy canned food. Enter Finn into the picture.

Finn: That smells really good!
Me: That is for Katana.

Finn: But I want the good smelling stuff!
Me: This is cat food, not dog food.

Finn: Why does the cat get the good food? She never does anything fun.
Me: This is all she gets, you get cookies, fruit, and I make you a hot meal every evening with meat and goodies. Katana never gets food like you do.

Finn: I don't remember any of that. I'm really hungry and that smells so good. Can I lick the can?
Me: No, you will cut yourself. Cat food is bad for dogs.

Finn: How can anything that smells that good be bad??

Finn: *Sigh,* I guess I will just eat the cookie in my bowl.

It's been almost a week, and we have this conversation every time Katana gets fed.


  1. Prudence and I have the same conversation when I feed my kitties even though they don't get anything other that kitty kibble and maybe a bit of chicken or tuna. I think it's quite hilarious.

  2. Especially when they claim not to remember the treat you gave them 10 minutes ago.

  3. Haha! I had that conversation this morning when I was prepping the foster's food. Glad I'm not the only one :)

  4. Have you noticed it doesn't matter where you are, or how far away they are when you fix the food? They will teleport to your side nose in the air.