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  1. 4 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    It took me a long time to figure out that it’s a texture thing not a flavor thing for Janet and Orrie. They don’t like mush. Unless it’s Meow Mix tuna or one of the other fishy flavors – sometimes. I feed them mostly the 9 lives “hearty cuts.” They usually eat a bit of it, but will turn their noses up any wet food at random times despite gobbling it up some particular flavor last week. (As my son remarked, “It sure is obvious these two have never had to wonder where their next meal was coming from.”) If they decide they aren’t going to eat either the 9 Lives or the Meow Mix, they are out of luck, there are no other acceptable choices where I live. I won’t pay more for cat food than I do for people food, I won’t feed them Walmart brand, and I have avoided Purina ever since Purina was acquired by Nestles (yes, I’m one of those tree hugging snowflakes).

    They seem to prefer their dry food anyway (Aldi’s indoor cat formula), I only feed them the wet food because the vet said just dry food isn’t good for cats. (I sometimes wonder about that, My late, Tippy and EB were fed nothing but dry food and lived to be 17 and 18. The same for Lily and Niko who were 12 and somewhere between 14 and 20 when they crossed the Rainbow Bridge. But they were all inside/outside cats and had plenty of “fresh” food.) My current cats are indoor only and don’t eat (at least not yet) the occasional shrew or mouse they find in the house. So I have to try to get them to eat the wet stuff.

    Their favorite food is Temptation Treats. They each get a tablespoon in the morning and again at night. They circle the food bowl like 4 legged sharks waiting for me to give it to them. Noisy little sharks. They would happily eat those as their only food. The Temptations ARE a complete food, so (other than being a dry food) it would be Ok for them to eat that elusively, but that would violate my ’don’t spend more on cat food than people food’ rule.

  2. 5 days ago on Francis

    Maybe he’s trying to catch up with recent developments. There’s usually a 2 week-ish lead time for comics. The Pope’s visit to Canada started on July 24, just about 2 weeks ago. Maybe he is busy writing and drawing about the trip and the varied reactions to it.

  3. 6 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    Michael’s probably at work.

    As for never seeing them all in the car, as I recall from real life, once my older brother got his license, he was never in the family car with the rest of us.

  4. 6 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    I’m betting that Arlo’s new app won’t be nearly as useful as my great grandfather’s ‘account book.’ Nor as readily available to his descendants as that account book.

    In a box of “stuff” that had been my dad’s I found a smallish (about 5 by 8 inch) leather bound book of ledger paper that was his grandfather’s. It contains all his transactions from one year in the 1880’s, what he bought on credit from the local hardware store, a butcher, a general mercantile, private individuals. It lists the name of the merchant, the products and amounts purchased, the cost, when payment was due. When the bill was paid, the merchant wrote, paid in full with the date and then signed the page.

    It’s fascinating to see what things cost; what was expensive, what was cheap (not the same things that are expensive and cheap now). It was also interesting to see what he bought and what he didn’t have to buy. Cloth, but rarely clothing; flour, but not bread; never jams & jellies, milk, eggs, or vegetables (Great grandma was a busy lady, I think).

  5. 6 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    Well, I use the entire 1950 because I fully expect to still be here in 2050.

  6. 6 days ago on Momma

    He looks more like the “lord of the land” type than a hard working peasant.

  7. 15 days ago on Thatababy

    I wonder about that every time Thatababy draws.

  8. 15 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    The widows in my car don’t work, up or down, when the key is not in the ignition and turned to the on position.

  9. 15 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    I don’t know about exploding from heat, where I live, the problem is exploding soda cans left in the car overnight in winter (and late autumn and early spring).

  10. 17 days ago on On A Claire Day

    No, you shouldn’t have apologized. It was a good lesson.