Unfortunately I couldn't find the camera in time to catch Fou Fou, the Tabby, eating the plate of dog food laid out for Bullwinkle, the Boston Terrier, who either didn't want it that much, or was afraid of the cat. Fou Fou spent a good 5 minutes munching away. Maybe it's a dominance thing.
Now, Bullwinkle has eaten Fou Fou's food, on many occasions, not to mention Fou Fou's poop, but I've never seen Fou Fou lower himself to eat dog food.
Even if it is some high end Chicken Soup for Doggie Soul brand, with all natural ingredients that sounds better than anything I buy for myself.
And we had laid out his favorite flavour of Fancy Feast, (500 a pound for chicken, if you do the math) on the kitchen counter where we feed our two felines, so that the dogs won't eat their costly protein rich food.
Why we let our cats drive us to bankruptcy with their capricious taste buds, I don't know. The vets are in on it, for sure. The pet food industry. It's decadent and ridiculous. (I know what my cat would answer. "If you'd only let me out to eat the chipmunks under the neighbour's wood pile, you wouldn't have worry about feeding me.)
When my friends and I get together, we often recall the good ole days when the family dog ate left over Italian Spaghetti - with the red peppers. And liked it! (Well, let's face it, dogs today still drool over OUR food. The vets tell us it's bad for them. That their stomachs are too refined. And by the way, your dog needs his teeth cleaned or he'll get heart disease, 700 dollars, please.)
With the price of human food rising, soon we humans might all be eating from the pet food aisle(the ads claim their products are healthier than human food, but in reality there are no laws overseeing the industry, I imagine. So it isn't safe for human consumption, despite the fact it costs more than most human food. More than canned ravioli, that's for sure.)
Anyway, I spend a lot of time visiting different grocery stores looking for Fancy Feast on sale. 50 cents a can is all I can hope for. I used to buy cheaper cat food, but silly Fou Fou didn't want to eat it cold, or old, so it was wasted.
I once started making my own cat food, deciding it was cheaper. But that mostly went into the garbage,too.
Anyway, if things continue the way they are going: if food gets any more expensive (and they are actually talking about taxing it here in Canada!) I'll have to contemplate eating Fou Fou or Bullwinkle.
How can they even consider taxing food, which is already so much more expensive than in the US where they understand that any one person is about 5 meals away from rioting in the streets from hunger.
Take away our democracy, but don't take away our food or cheap Internet! That's the mantra. And while you're at it, keep booze super cheap too!
They give food away in Messina, New York, where most people are poor and out of work (I heard the average income is 15,000 a year..and where many Canadians go to buy groceries.
Food is cheap in the US.
As I wrote in an earlier post here, Whole Foods in San Francisco, which I visited a while back, sells food, meats and veggies, no more costly than my local grocery... and of much much higher quality.
And people are rich in SF. That branch is supposed to be the most expensive Whole Foods in the entire US!
Oddly enough, Fancy Feast, I found was very expensive in the US. A dollar a can.