I found her a nice big box for her to 'pretend drive'.
I can hear the "vrooooom....vrooooom" coming from the kitchen.
I've told her over and over "10 and 2, Sierra. 10 and 2."
She never listens.
It is cold again. Not much sun and the wind is biting. Right now it is snowing.
I listened to a show last night where a staff member at one of our local wild-life centers was being interviewed. She said that they are finding that most animals that are brought into their sanctuary this year for one reason or another is also starving. The animals are much thinner and in worst shape than other years. They blame the amount of snow and the severe cold that we are experiencing this winter which is keeping the rodents and other food sources unavailable.
She asked that if people can put seed, fruit, suet and such out for the birds and other wild-life for the remainder of the winter it would certainly help them.
(taken at a client's home)
Where I feed feral cats I see tracks of birds, raccoon & rabbits often; sometimes deer. I have known for a long time that I am also feeding wild-life but I don't mind when I hear reports such as this. Everything is hungry.
We are all getting very tired of this winter weather.
For LesleyAnn...One way to introduce soft food to cats, who in the past did not take to it, is to add a spoonful of it to their dry food for awhile. They will soon get used to the texture of it. Then try to give a small amount to them separate from their dry kibble.
http://eastsidecats.blogspot.ca/ has suggested sprinkling a little parmesan cheese over the soft food. Her kitties took to it right away. She then decreased the amount of cheese and her cats now eat soft food daily.
Hope this will help.