My cat and I are kind of meant to be. I’d wanted a cat for a long time. I had to leave my cats behind when we left England four years ago, and my kids had been begging us for years to get one. When we moved into a nice big house last year, I went against my husband’s advice and adopted two of the most adorable kittens ever. Even he couldn’t resist their charm. They were the sweetest kittens ever. My two older boys each decided that they wanted to name a cat. My oldest, Dexter, four at the time, named the gentler one Sand Digger after seeing him kicking at the litter in his tray. My younger son, who was two, named the second kitten Dandy, after his own name, Daniel.
Of course, things happen, and we lost poor Sand Digger only a few months later, to an infection. It hit Dexter hard, as he loved that cat so much. But though he was heartbroken, he decided to put all effort and energy into making sure that Dandy had the best life ever. Of course, much of what he knew about cat care was from cartoons. So when he came up and asked if we could feed the cat lasagna (“like Garfield, mommy!”), I had to explain that it was not in the cat’s best interest. We focused instead on keeping the cat groomed, getting lots of cuddles and making sure he had plenty of toys to play with.
But let’s be real. Kids’ attention spans are not great. And while they love the cat and play with him, it’s Mom who has to actually do the heavy lifting, such as feeding, watering and changing the litter box. But honestly, I don’t mind. This cat is like another baby for me, and we have a special bond. Wherever I am, he is in my lap or on my shoulders, purring magnificently and rubbing up against me to show he cares.
Because of our deep bond, it was a real worry for me when, a few months ago, he started having tummy issues. He was making messes all over the house, and he vomited a lot. I took him to the vet, who suggested that he needed to be on good quality food to keep his tummy happy. I began to research various brands, and in the end, I landed on Meow Mix®. As soon as we tried it with our cat, I knew we were going to be okay: from the moment I opened the bag, he came running. I filled up his bowl, and he ate voraciously! Normally, he would meander over slowly, sniff the food and maybe eat a few small bites. But he was so enthusiastic about this product!
Meow Mix® has an awesome variety of foods including dry, wet and even snacks! Our favorite – well, Dandy’s favorite – is the Bistro Recipes™Grilled Salmon Flavor, which also comes in Chicken. This variety is culinary-inspired and made with real chicken! I feel good about giving it to my little friend.
Nowadays, we have no issues. His tummy is happy, and he is full of energy. We spend a lot of our time cuddling together, and he’s my little shadow now that the kids are in school. I guess you could say life is pretty Purr-fect!
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