8/14/2010

Introducing Clyde!


He's here! Actually he's been here for over a month. Taking to raw like a champion. When he first arrived I didn't feel he was healthy like he could be- his coat was not real soft, he had a funny odor about him and his breath already smelled of rotting kibble. Ugh. I would say in about 3 days time I noticed all those things clearing up and I swear he has the silkiest fur of any cat I've ever felt. Clyde's favorite food by far is whole quail. It's like candy to a kid! I have discovered though he will eat most everything except rats. He wants nothing to do with them which is fine- more for Waverli! She actually serenaded her rat carcass last week. I couldn't figure out what she was carrying on about and when I got up to check, there she sat in the washroom with her 3/4 eaten dinner singing away.

Back to Clyde though. He is 4 mos old now, growing beautifully, and gorging himself a few times a week when he goes thru yet another growth spurt. For kittens and puppies, I am a strong supporter in letting them regulate themselves until weight becomes an issue (if it ever does). They need an awful lot of calories to keep up with all that growing and I for one cannot say for sure when they are needing more food more often. Both Waverli and Clyde, as well as Emily, have been/were great about eating what they need, when they need it. This is such a different concept from kibble where the strict feeding instructions are on the back of the bag. And make sure you don't feed large breeds too much or they'll grow too quick and beware of protein levels, etc.