I recently ordered a new kind of wet food on Chewy
to try for my cats, thinking the price was on par with what I'm currently feeding. Alas, when I got the food, I realized I wasn't careful enough in looking at the prices - I paid comparable prices for half
what I usually get. Yikes! I can't afford to sustain that kind of cost (I'd be paying almost as much to feed my cats a month as I do feeding myself!), so I called to start the return process.
They issued me a refund and asked that instead of returning, I donate the food to the animal shelter! I was a bit floored by that.
Unfortunately, for some reason our shelter doesn't feed wet food to cats outside of kittenhood (don't get me started, the director also won't put scratchers in the cat room - I'm sure there's logic there, but neither I nor any of the cat volunteers can figure it out. We lost a cat volunteer because she got scratched too much and bled too easily. Not saying scratchers would have prevented that, but generally they're good things for cats), so I'm not sure they'll take it. I could, of course, just keep it and use it, but I don't want to do that, both for ethical reasons and for the fact if my cats love the food and I can't afford to keep buying it...
In other news, Pickle is finally starting to feel better. She's been out and playing a bit, and now it's her turn to hiss at the new kid who just wants to play when she's not quite ready for the rough and tumble. Her eyes are basically rubbed bald and I continue to have to dose her with ointment or she gets squinty. I never did take her in - she keeps getting almost better just as I want to take her, then relapses when I decide not to. Surprisingly, she seems to perk up the most when I apply apple cider vinegar to the back of her neck.
Hank is currently on me, kneading and purring away. It's a bit much, five cats, but I love this little stinker.
Hopefully everyone has gotten their cards. Perhaps not anyone overseas yet, but they are coming. :)