I am very hungry.
My cats don’t do fasting, and I’m a bit obsessed about food at the moment. So I have conducted a Cat-food experiment. Those readers from cat-tolerant-societies know what I mean: You take one cat, and different types of cat-food, and see which food the cat likes best.
You see this often on cat-food-commercials in cat-tolerant-societies.
I personally don’t believe in it. I think all cats will go for whatever food is nearest, and then move on to the next etc. etc. I base this on the excessive greedy grasping gobbling they exibit whenever I show up with a tin of cat-food. For those readers from non-cat-tolerant-societies, you get cat-food as either: dry pellets (despised) or: juicy meat chunks in smelly liquid (highly appreciated).
So, I collected these food-specimens:
From left to right:
- Sheba, 100 grams, Sauté au poulet et à la dinde, totally overpriced at €0.72
- Albert Hein, 400 grams, Sardines and Tuna at a reasonable €0,50
- Euro Shopper, 405 grams, unidentified chunks in gravy, at a thrifty €0,26
I will add that I have allready ascertained that my cats are totally incapable of discerning between beef, tuna, or: whatever.
The tins are opened, and exactly one spoonful is placed in one of the similar feeding bowls. (In cat-tolerant-societies you can buy specialised cat-bowls)
You take one cat, Kira:
The bowls are placed in a row, the cat is let loose…
And what happens?
Kira goes for the bowl which, although it holds the cheapest food, happens to be the closest!
Whenever there is any kind of food around, it is inevitable that, although completely absent earlier, Simsalabim magically turns up! Simsalabim goes for the nearest un-occupied bowl!
However, after looking around, he spotted a second unoccupied bowl, and decided to have a go at the Sheba:
However, considering Simsalabim’s extreem greediness, I can’t consider that proof he prefers the Sheba over the Albert Hein; I think it merely shows that he wants to eat both, he kept looking at the middle bowl while eating. Or gobbling. And after finishing off the Sheba in record time, he polished off the Albert Hein as well!
So, what have I proven with this catxperiment?
Cats eat anything, for any price, so you can buy whatever tins you like.
And my cats, especially Simsalabim, are a bunch of greedy gluttons!!!!
And I have shown exemplary self discipline by not eating any of the cat-food myself 😀