|Nimbus in her younger years. She looked like a storm cloud|
so I named her Nimbus...short for cumulus nimbus cloud.
Ray has been known to make a smorgasbord for her with three small helpings of such choices as Savory Salmon Feast in Its Own Juices, Flaked Trout Feast, and Turkey & Giblets Feast. I hear him talking to her as she chastises him with her Edith Bunker meow. "How do you NOT get that I do NOT like repeating the same types of food?" she seems to be telling him.
We have tried to play Joan Crawford in 'Mommy Dearest' and leave the food all day for Nimbus to learn that she eats what is provided and nothing new is going to magically appear. Of course, one of us will break down and try a new tactic. Providing a new bowl with the same food worked for a couple of days. We take turns in feeding her....maybe she just wants a change in allowing her subjects to serve her. All of our tactics work for a short time and then Nimbus belts out a howl and we are again...at her mercy.
She is quite put out with me now because I forgot that she does not like the Salmon and Shrimp Feast. It has tiny little shrimps in it which must be quite distasteful. But she does like the Cod, Sole & Shrimp Feast....well this morning she did. I guess it is back to the store to get what used to be her favorite, Chicken Feast in Gravy with Cheese. We have tried every brand from the cheapest to the most expensive...but what it comes down to is her mood. And at 22 years old...what else can we do?
I had a comment on my post from yesterday...about me learning German...and the thought was to write a German phrase for each of my posts this month. This phrase would read: Nimbus der wählerischer Esser. Nimbus, the picky eater. ( I had to use Google Translate for that as I am still learning how to tell you my age and name and where I live. :-) )