The raw deal – Ms Poldrey Hepburn and daughter’s deal

It was during the time when I wanted to give everyone fish oil that Cleo got angry because I wiped some fish oil onto her bowl. Since then, she went back to her fussy ways of eating again.

Lesson: NEVER make a cat angry.

It was the same when I gave Quail to Ginger and Heidi staged a complete walkout from the kitchen and refused to eat. And why? Because she did not like the smell of quail. That’s all.

NEVER make a cat angry.

But at least Heidi’s anger only lasted a day.


It’s been three weeks now.

Three full weeks of dealing with Cleo’s fussy eating ways.

It started when both Pole and Cleo rejected Cubgrub and there were problems in getting them to eat. Now, if these two girls were not underweight, I would have let them be, but they are, especially Pole. Pole is hyperthyroid and has to eat a lot to just maintain her weight. She’s eating way more than 2% of her ideal body weight.

So I had to run intervention. I decided to try Coco&Joe’s and voila….they loved it!

Surprisingly, Cow loved it too, so I have had three of them getting Coco&Joe’s for three weeks now, until……

Cleo started boycotting Coco&Joe’s a few days ago…..

Now what??

What’s wrong now?

I tried Primal and Cubgrub, but those didn’t appeal to her either.

Thankfully, last night, Cleo was willing to eat some Cubgrub, so perhaps it’s back to Cubgrub now?

But I did figure out how to entice Cleo to eat – chicken liver!

Cleo seems to love chicken liver, so if I put a small slice on top of her food, it might entice her to start eating.

So, chicken liver it is….for now…until it does not work anymore!

So, who are the problematic eaters?

That would be (ranked): Cleo, Indy, Ginger, Pole, Heidi. The other three was quite predictable with Bunny being ranked last because he eats anything and everything.

Here’s the latest:

Cleo: Cubgrub or Coco&Joe’s with chicken liver. No Primal.

Indy: Coco&Joe’s or Cubgrub with chicken liver; Chicken thigh meat. Maybe Primal.

Ginger: Cubgrub’s exotics (duck, rabbit), Boiled chicken from soup. No Primal. No Coco&Joe’s. “I’m the Cubgrub cover boy.” 

Pole: Coco&Joe’s with Primal toppings.

Heidi: Cubgrub (preferably chicken), Primal toppings. Boiled chicken from soup. No Coco&Joe’s.

Cow: Coco&Joe’s with Primal toppings, Cubgrub (no duck).

Tabs: Cubgrub with Primal toppings. No Coco&Joe’s.

Bunny: Anything and everything!

Yesterday, I was very busy during lunchtime and Pole and Cleo were being rather difficult – they just refused to eat. Whatever I offered was all wrong. Since I was rushing out, I decided to just let them be.

Tough love!

It was just for one meal, and I would be back by evening.

By the time I got home at 4pm, both were waiting at the grille.

Aha….hungry, eh?

I decided to extend the tough love…..until 5.30pm.

By then, both were too hungry to act up!

They ate!!

Pole asking for her third helping.

Last night, Pole ate Coco&Joe’s and Cleo ate Cubgrub.

And this morning, also not acting up. Both girls were waiting for their food.

But Cleo did ask for chicken liver to top her food. Fair enough…

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