Since a lot of our animal-centric posts center on our own dogs, and the ones that we foster, our (two) cats sadly have not received their chance at the spotlight. Nor have they received any of the fun packages that our pups have gotten from clients.
Well the tides have finally turned.
We have two cats. Callie and Luke. We’ve had them forever and I’m pretty certain these hale and hearty felines will outlive us.
Cats are feisty like that.
Callie is our Calico. So named because I am terrible at pet names. Clearly. Luke was named by Nick when he was two. He was enamored with my sister’s new brother-in-law, Luke, a sort-of free spirit with wild red curls. When you’re two years old, these are things that fascinate you. The Ex had driven down to a shelter that I wanted to support with a box of donated items and strict instructions not to come back with any pets.
And the self-professed non-cat lover came back with Luke.
And so it goes.
As far as cats go, these two are pretty much the most low maintenance pets we have ever had. Food, water, and an open door. They made themselves outside cats a few years ago. Something I initially was adamantly against, but after them seriously throwing themselves at the door every time someone went in or out, it was a battle that I just gave into.
To be quite honest, even though I routinely cook for the dogs (Exhibit A and Exhibit B), and feed them grain-free, holistic food, I don’t give as much thought to the cats’ food. Hardly seems fair, does it? Which is why when there was an opportunity to try out Rachael Ray’s Nutrish Natural Food line, I figured it was a good time to get my act together.
Real meat (like chicken) is always the number one ingredient, which is exactly what you want when looking at a cat food label, and there are no by-products, artificial flavors or preservatives, which is exactly what you want when looking at ANY food label.
Clean eating for cats! Ha, ha.