Les Chats Français Mangent Bien
French cats eat very well. Better, in fact, than a lot of American people do. Inevitably, the small ziplock bag of cat crunchies that we brought with us to make Beppo feel at home has been eaten, and he’s had to face the realities of being a French cat. Evidently, French cats eat a lot of vegetables, a practice Beppo doesn’t fully support. This bag of crunchies contains
rabbit, poultry, green vegetables, and carrots, while the canned food is a terrine of game and liver, with vegetables. I wonder what kind of game? Mice are game to Beppo, mice, voles, and birds. We have also tried a food that sounds positively human: crunchies filled (filled!) with liver in the flavors of green vegetables, beef with chicken, and cheese. Beppo took one sniff and walked away. If they’re on his plate, no thank you, he’s skipping dinner. Since I think he eats liver in other forms, it must be the vegetables that trouble him.
For canned food there’s also an organic (organic!) terrine of chicken and vegetables, a paté of beef and turkey, a paté of salmon and tuna, and a paté of duck and liver. That last one he wouldn’t touch either. Come to think of it, maybe it is the liver he’s rejecting, not the green vegetables. But I ask you, would an American cat normally eat green vegetables?
Taking matters into his own paws, Beppo has completed his first successful hunt on French soil. The bird he brought into the house didn’t end up getting eaten, so maybe it was lacking in the gourmet department, but at least Beppo demonstrated that if we don’t feed him well, mayhem will ensue, he’ll choose his own game, and the feathers will fly all over the house.
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