Finicky Cats (But Aren't They All?)
I have four loving cats, two of whom are very easygoing and will eat mostly anything they can get their little mouths on. (One eats pasta and the other eats Chinese food!) However, my other two babies are, well, more finicky. It's not so easy to gauge what they're ever in the mood for. Perhaps this has happened to you. Well, I have a few tricks to turn that finicky cat into a non-snobby tabby!
With regards to food, there's a very simple trick that most cats fall for when being their snotty selves, and that is--you ready?--water! That's right! Simply by adding a little splash of water to the food they cats are supposedly disgusted by, the aroma of the food is brought out more and they get excited. Call me cray-cray, but this little water trick actually works in most cases. Now, don't go expecting "My Dinner with Andre" to happen, but it's a start. And the more the cats get used to the water trick, the more into the food they become. Again, it really depends on how finicky and demanding your kitty is. I firmly believe that cats have been so pampered throughout history, they still have it in them to pick and choose what they want and when, no matter the breed.
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Of course, there are those finicky cats who can't seem to sit/stay still in one area. "The sun is too hot over here," they say. Or, "This couch is sooooo boring," and they hop off only to spill out on the floor like a big ol' puddle of fluffy. For these finicky babies, I suggest finding used newspapers or penny savers and making a makeshift rest area for them out of the pile. I can't explain it, but cats seem to really enjoy a good stack of papers to rest and nap on. Meanwhile, god forbid you actually want to read the paper. Good luck asking that cat to get up! They may even growl as if to say, "Do you know how long it took me to get comfy on the Arts & Leisure section? I ain't gettin' up!" But, hey, at least this is a spot they can call their own. Just make sure you don't need the papers!
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Cats are, for the most part, always up to something and on their own schedule. Please, I tried to get my kitties to watch "Drive" with me the other night and one went to the litter box; the other climbed up the cat tree and passed out; one ate everything in the kitchen; and the fourth just didn't particularly care for the film for some reason! As we all know by now, cats are independent and dogs are very easy to please. With cat independence comes finicky powers of deception. Beware!
And speaking of being finicky, don't be on Wednesday, May 30! That's when I'll be putting on my one-fella show at Largo at the Coronet. I'll be sharing my animal and personal life stories for one night only! So if you live in the Los Angeles area, please come spend an intimate evening with me and my honey badger. It'll be a nastyass night to remember! =) xoxo
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