2.03.2011

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful that mom doesn't mind if I make a mess on the living room carpet.  She says as long as I eat something, she is happy.  Besides, she can always use the Kirby monster to clean it up.


Mom Paula:  Praline is getting more and more finicky.  You will notice some treats mixed in with her food to encourage her to eat more.  She will turn up her nose at the food, but still gobbles down the treats!  If she doesn't start eating more, I may need to put aside some funds to get her to the "vet".  Keep your paws crossed!

26 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Praline! I hope you start eating. I know I too have been finicky. I hope it is not a long haired cat thing we both have.

Gemini

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human gets upset when I don't like my dinner either, which happens pretty frequently. Why won't the humans just give us what we want: treats 24-7? I don't get it.

Roy said...

We've had trouble in years past with our long haired cats not eating, usually it an age thing. Always managed to correct it with proper foods though.

I do hope little Praline does start back with her regular eating habits.

E.faeth.adopt. said...

come on girl, eat some more!!! we purr you start gobbl'n down the goodness. you can do it. maybe your taste buds are just maturing ; ) perhaps home made chicken?

-US4 CATS

chezcat1970 said...

Oh, Praline, don't worry your mama again!

Mr Puddy said...

Sweet Praline !!!
VET and EAT UP, I chose EAT UP !

xxx

Kas said...

Praline eat your dinner its good for you!!! And to mum, the warmer weather has decreased Spider's appetite here.

Tia said...

Praline, Tell that people of yours to mix a little yoghurt in with your foods. It's yummy stuff! The human says she knows of lots of peoples who offer it to new mummycats. Normally, when kittens are born, mummycat has enough nutrition to keep her going for a few days, so she will only leave the nest to go to the box. She won't eat anything, no matter how hungry and thin she gets with all the babies suckling from her. Peoples give youghurt, and in many cases, mummycats will eat that when they won't touch anything else. Maybe your people could try that? Also, sometimes having your stinky goodness pureed can make a difference. When I was really sick and didn't want any kind of foods, even tuna, my human got me something beautiful. It's the wet food version called Royal Canin Sensitivity Control, and it's chicken and rice made all mushy so that it's really easy to get down. Praline, it smelled so good that, even though I didn't want any foods, I had to eat all of this stuff!

The Island Cats said...

Praline, you look like you're enjoying that food!! A little mess never hurts!!

We know that when we get older we get more finicky about foods. And we don't seem to eat as much. We hope you continue to eat some so you don't worry your mom.

Kea said...

Paws--and fingers--crossed Praline will EAT more. The mom understands, with picky nibbler Annie, whose appetite ebbs and wanes, making it really hard to get the meds into her.

At worst, you might have to go the route of an appetite stimulant in the short term, assuming nothing else is wrong.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Hannah and Lucy are finicky eaters too but their moods change -- sometimes something is good and another day it isn't even sniffed.
I put it down to them wanting more attention (as if they aren't getting any!!)
Have you tried giving her a dry food if she likes her treats - I get Royal Canin sensitivity control - blue whiting and rice - dry food - they will eat that when they don't want wet food but don't like it for every meal which means it's like running a restaurant here!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Praline, we hope that you don't have to go to the vet. We will send lots of purrs and prayers!

The Monkeys said...

Sweet Praline, we want you to eat more and stop worrying us and your Mom!

Furkidsmom said...

Sweet Praline you need to eat your good foods as well as your treats. We think you'll get more treats if you eat more good foods with them.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

OKcats said...

My boy cats did not liked canned food all that much. If they got it once in a while, they ate it up, but if they got in a few days in a row, they walked away from it. Maybe that's happening to Miss Praline.

Carolina said...

Oh Praline, eat the whole thing so you don't need to go to the V-E-T! It is no fun... We will be purring for you hun...
Happy Cat Family

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope the treats help!

=^..^= said...

Oh no.. quick eat Praline! Otherwise, you'll be at the V-E-T and you dun want dat!

~Slash & Bronzy

Catsparella said...

Please start eating more, Sweet Praline! Our paws are crossed for you!

Eric and Flynn said...

You look like you are enjoying that Praline, but try to eat a bit more. I make a mess when I eat too because I eat off my paw then flick the Stinky Goodness on the fridge door.
Flynn

ABBY said...

We hope you keep eating Miss Praline. That is much better than the VET!

purrin
xoxox

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Sweet Praline dear...you MUST eat!!!

Brian said...

My sisters and I are all sending your purrs Sweet Praline, we sure hope you start eating like you should!

Laila and Minchie said...

Sweet girl, you need to eat your food so not to worry your mom.

Derby, Ducky said...

Praline you need to eat, treats or regular foods.

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

The Big Thing has a trick that gets us evry time. If we dont eat, he puts one treat by the bowl. We will ALWAYS eat THAT! Momentum usually takes over then...