Wordy Wednesday

Bad day!  Mom did go to the pet store to get my stinky goodness and they didn't have any!  She talked to the nice gentleman, Clint, who always orders it for us and he said it was being discontinued and he couldn't get anymore.  He even called the store across town to see if they had any more and they didn't.

Before I show you the stinky goodness that I like, some of you are going to be in shock!  It's a Nutro brand, but mom always checked to make sure it wasn't one of the dangerous foods on the recall list.  She kept buying it for me because I was doing so well with it.  Maybe it was meant to be discontinued.  Who knows?  I can't help it, I liked this food and it really kept the hairballs down.  Mom did find a store on the west coast that claims to have this in stock, so mom ordered a case.  It'll probably be a week before it comes in, but she is going to try to mix it in with some new food to help with the transition.    Say good-bye to my favorite stinky goodness!  I guess we'll boycott Nutro now!

However, in the meantime, I've got to have some stinky goodness!  The vet says as a senior ladycat, I need my stinky goodness to keep me hydrated.  The nice guy at the pet store suggested the food below.

Mom opened the Wellness Chicken flavor last night and I took one whiff and turned up my nose and walked away.  Mom even put some on her fingers and I wouldn't touch it.  She tried to mix my treats in with it and I won't touch it.

 Mom even tried mixing in some of my current stinky goodness (from the last can) and I will eat it and eat around the new stuff.  I don't like stinky goodness that has chunks and gravy in it and I don't like strong smelling stinky goodness.

Keep your paws crossed that I will like one of the remaining flavors.  If anyone has any recommendations, mom is desperate!  I tend to like "chicken" flavored stuff.

On a different note:

My mom received this award from Herman's mom: Karen.  Your turn, Mom!

Thanks, Karen.  This award is for us Moms who help our kitties blog.  Answer the questions, then pick five Moms to pass it along to.

1. What would your prefect day consist of?  A day with no pain and no bills to worry about.

2. How would you describe yourself if you were an item of clothing?  A favorite worn-out, bulky sweater.  Comfortable to have around even if there are some flaws.

3. What hobbies are you currently working on?  Just had my first vocal concert.  Trying to learn some new songs.

4. Walking in the woods in wellies or bare foot on the beach?  Barefoot on the beach, always!

5. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?  Last time I did that, I think I got chiggers.

6. Growing your own veggies or nipping to the supermarket?  Nipping to the supermarket.  Don't have the patience to grow my own.  Will take home grown from any volunteers.

7. Have you found anyone exciting in your family tree?  Yes, even though I have blonde hair and blue eyes, I have Cherokee Indian in my ancestry (just a few generations ago) .

8. Slap up meal in a posh restaurant or fish ‘n’ chips from the wrapper?  Love a meal in a posh restaurant, but finances usually require the fish n chips from the wrapper (as long there is vinegar for them).

9. Which element do you most resonate with, Earth, Air, Fire or water?  Water.  I'm a Pisces and I at my most peaceful when at the ocean!

10. Do you believe in fairies? Must agree with Karen on this one.
Most of the time, but then sometimes I get all rational and think I'm being silly.

Now for 5 Moms:
Ginger Jasper's mom
The Monkey's mom
Laila and Minchie's mom
Maggy and Zoey's mom
Sniffie and the Furkid's mom

Now, how's that for a Wordy Wednesday???


Katnip Lounge said...

It's a disaster...no more favorite fudz! Have you tried Tiki Cat? We find it irresistable and it's good for us too!

We went on a hunger strike when Mommy switched us off crunchy food; it lasted about 24 hours and then we ate...and we loved it! So it won't kill you, Praline, if you miss a meal. Really!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Congratulations on your award! We only eat the Wellness from a packet (and believe me the Woman tried everything). Of course every cat has different tastes. For awhile Georgia liked Newman's Own and then she no longer liked that. Sometimes we will eat Solid Gold's canned food but that is only in tuna flavor (the Woman thinks it's because it's almost like regular tuna).

Angel and Kirby said...

We are so sorry that you can not get your favorite food! WE would be very hungry id we could not get ours!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Setzer was in the Vet hospital for a few days from Nutro food....his liver was failing but the Cats Only Vet turned it around. He is very picky too but likes the PetGuard food. Congrats on your AWARD!!!=^Y^=

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Yet another sign that you are an elegant ladycat, you know what you want.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Yet another sign that you are an elegant ladycat, you know what you want.

Cat said...

Why oh why must they have to change or discontinue their foods...it is like torture!! We've had this happen to us before and it really makes a cat what to SCREAM!! Maybe you should track down the guy who decided to 'discontinue' your stinky goodness and maybe do a 'number' on him...hahaha! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

OH NO! This is totally a flashback of the pet food recall from a few years ago, when all my favorite Nutro foods were gone and I wouldn't eat anything else! For the longest time, I ONLY ate Nutro chunky cans or pouches and nothing else, no way, no how. I'm not even sure how I survived! Just in the past month or so, my human has been able to get me to eat the Wellness pouches (not the grain-free, though). My human always complains that Binga and Boodie eat better than I do, because they are hogs and will eat anything put in front of them (except for raw food or Spot's Stew - even they hated those).

What helped for me was that my human sprinkled some treats on the new food that was so irresistible that I had to eat some! In my case, that's freeze dried chicken and freeze dried duck hearts. She also mixed in some Vetsbest Hairball Relief tabs, crushed up, because I used to get humungo hairballs (I don't anymore), and those are tasty too. So that's been my diet for a while now and it seems to be working, and I don't usually shun it.

I hope something works for you because it's no fun being hungry all the time.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry about your foods - we are very picky with our foods too.
We like what we like best for a long while and when Mum has stockpiled it we don't like it any more. She does get a little tetchy about it sometimes but hey it keeps her on her toes.

The Paw Relations said...

Oh noes! We stay you should storm Nutro and form a sit in protest.

Congratulations to you mom on her award.

Anonymous said...

You poor thing! I hope you can find something soon.

Huffle Mawson said...

I like the Fancy Feast in the delicate sauce, doesn't matter what flavour. But I think we have different food here to you.

The Monkeys said...

Our Mom had a very finicky cat that would only eat one food, and when they changed the formula, it was awful! She wouldn't eat anything until we found a place that had back stock of the older formula.

We have heard (although it is not yet available in Canada), that Paul Newman makes a very palatable food (chicken and rice). We eat Wellness, but it took a long time for us to like it, so we wish you luck finding a new food!

AFSS said...

A friend of Mom's did a review on Chicken Soup, we likes it so you may

We loves the Blue Buffalo, but so far we have only had it in dry kibble, maybe we can get the canned one day.

Hope you find something U like soon Sweet Praline.

The Island Cats said...

Praline, we hope you get your foods!! We can't believe Nutro is gonna stop making it! Don't they know it's your favorite?? We love Wellness!!!

Congrats on your mom's award!!

Marg said...

That is too bad about your food Praline. But it is probably better if you don't have it because I think it is dangerous. But we are not sure about that.
We love our Fancy Feast. Our Mom tried us on all the grain free etc. foods and none of us would eat it.
Good luck Praline.

Margaret said...

I hope you get your favorite food soon, Praline. I can't stand the food in a can (even Fancy Feast). I prefer the dry, crunchy stuff.

Kea said...

There's only one flavour of Wellness we'll eat, and that's the beef and chicken. The rest we refuse to touch.

Congrats on your award! :-)

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

OH MY GRACIOUS! That is not good news! Mommy says that if your Mommy sends her the info on the foods you like, our Mommy will try and find it here!

debrastaylor at earthlink dot net

No problem at all!

Love, uSSSSS

Simba said...

I do hope your case of food comes soon!

Anonymous said...

We're so sorry that your food is being discontinued! Don't be too picky, Praline, since your mama will be pulling her hair finding something you like!

Harry Spotter said...

Congrats on the award. You do a great job. We have had the same problem here with cans of stink goodness and who likes which one and which flavor. It's a trial and error process. Hopeyou find one you like soon. Keep us posted.

Remington said...

Congrats on your well deserved award! Change -- not always so good....I'm just sayin'....

Jacqueline said...

We are so sorry to hear about your favorite stinky goodness=we are in mourning with you, Praline...We hope you find something you like soon...Congratulations on the award; we really liked your Mom's answers...Hang in there sweet girl and good luck with the food search...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Tuck said...

Oh no, that is terrible news! I don't eat stinky goodness, so I'm not much help. I hope you find something you like soon though!

TK and Squashies said...

This is a cat-astrofee! Poor baby. We does hopes you finds a new stinkygoodness that you likes.
Dis one weird thing- we always eats the "beforegrain" (http://www.beforegrain.com/) foods cause mommy tries to keeps my carbs low cause of my diabetes. But one day daddy brings home some "Friskies" (without gravy)cause it was on sale. The price difference is HUGE.
So we really likes the Friskies and my blood sugar actually wents down. Not sure if dat is cause i looseded weight or the foods...

So now we eats Friskies most of the time and we loves it.

We really loves your answers, concatulashuns on your reward, you really deserves it. We loves your bloggie too!

Daisy said...

Praline, I'm glad you are eating canned food, that is much better for you. The Wellness stuff is good. We eat raw about 2/3 of the week, and eat canned about 2 days a week. We rotate between Before Grain (quail), Weruva (chicken) and Merrick (turducken). I will eat almost anything if it has something delicious sprinkled on top like the crumbs from the freeze-dried chicken liver treats by Aunt Lucy's.

Eric and Flynn said...

If you don't like the gravy and chunks, maybe your mum could try giving it a quick blitz. Not enough to make it into a puree, just enough to break the chunks down. She has done that for us before when we had different stinky goodness with bigger chunks in and we ate it then.

Brian said...

Oh no, that is so horrible that they quit making your favorite. I sure hope you find something you like. Congrats on the very nice award too!

AttieCattie said...

wow Praline, you sure are picky! i will pretteh much eat anything that gets into my bowl. i hopes you finds a food you like verreh soon! also, we gave you an award on our bloggie post today, swing by to pick it up!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

That is awful that they are discontinuing your stinky goodness, Praline! We are picky too, only Friskies Ocean Whitefish and Tuna Classic Pate will work for all of us. Good luck with finding something that you like!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

ABBY said...

Miss Praline
That is horrible that your favorite kind of food is being discontinued...oh no!

We don't like any "mushy" cat food. Our must have bits of chunk in them, with lots of gravy!

WE hope you find a new food that you enjoy as much as your old flavor.


Laila and Minchie said...

Mom is going to check the pet food stores here to see if she can find any of your foods. We know how hard it is to get us to a different food when you really, really like what you have been always eating.

Thanks for the award for our mom! She'll work on her answers and post it in a few days.

Furkidsmom said...

Our mom will check for your food at our stores too.

Thanks for tagging our Mom. That looks like fun!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Ayla and Iza, said...

Try Evo Chichen an Turkey, and Duck. We love both of those!