So back in February I posted about the asshole that is Shadow.
Since then we managed to convince Trouble that the automated feeder isn’t evil, and she’s back to eating kibble out of it.
Shadow appeared to have mostly resigned himself to the fact that he wasn’t going to be able to get at that kibble, at least not most of the time (when the batteries die he gets some, but he hasn’t quite figured out the connection yet).
I thought we had this covered.
Then I had to buy a new bag of dog kibble.
Yes, my dogs are mostly raw fed, but we do keep a bag of kibble in the house for them, partially as a backup food source, partially because Arty burns calories at a rate that has to be seen to be believed and letting him supplement with kibble was easier than trying to stuff him on raw. His kibble ball holds not quite a cup of kibble and then we put another cup of kibble in the raised dog bowl.
Other than Trouble showing puppy Apollo who was boss, by eating his kibble infront of him, we’ve never had any of the cats so much as look twice at the dog kibble.
The bag we finished was Acana, the new bag was Fromm. The cats are fed Fromm, its a decent brand and I can get it local without worrying about shipping, or minimum orders, or the like.
Within 24hrs of putting out the first cup of Fromm kibble Shadow was stealing kibble out of both the kibble ball and the dog bowl.
He’s big enough that he doesn’t even really have to work at it.
Went back to the local store, picked up a bag of something different, figuring that maybe the Fromm dog kibble was enough like their cat kibble to be tempting him.
He’s now eating a completely different brand and shape kibble too.
To the point where he’s not even eating all of his (previously beloved) cat kibble ration!
*sigh* I guess the next step is to order a bag of Acana again and see if he still eats it…..