What Robin has eaten today

So both kittens have very strong and distinctive personalities. Finchy is a lover. He likes to sit on the sidelines and watch intently. His favorite thing is to lie on what we have dubbed Mommy Blanket, knead, purr, and suck little bits of the nubby fur. He can do this for hours straight. If ever a cat would eat bon-bons, it would be him, but instead, he’s a picky eater.

Robin, however, is the protector, and fighter. He’s the alpha, taking care of all the kittens in his litter, and now us. He worries about all of us and is always checking on us throughout the day. He’s also super active and plays hard, constantly. He’s so active that he has developed this really muscly physique, so I call him “Arnold.” In fact, we just weighed them at MudBay on their bulk food scale and he tipped out at 9 lbs flat. Finchy was a robust 8.75 lbs. They are only 5 and a half months. It’s a good thing Robin is such an athlete. Here is a list of the food he has eaten today:

3/4 can of wet food
4 bites of pancakes with butter and real maple syrup
5 bites of hamburger and gruyere cheese + 1 bite of hamburger bun
3/4 can of wet food (he hogs it all when we put it out)
some more kibble
a handful of cheerios
2 pieces of dehydrated chicken treats
more kibble

And to think we call Finchy “butterball” (which is more a reflection of his personality, chinchilla softness, rolly-polly-ness when he is petted, and of course, his soft round belly).

Am I a bad kitten parent? How can I resist when he runs to me when I have a plate and fork, sits, and begs every time I eat something, even just a salad?!?! It was harder in the beginning when he would jump on me and almost crawl onto my plate (that inquisitive paw on my hand was the ultimate undoing). He has better manners now, but he still begs as bad as a dog.

Pancakes this morning.

Cheerios this evening


3 Responses to “What Robin has eaten today”

  1. I love the squinchy Cheerio-eating face! Wrinkly-nosed cats are the bestest.

  2. MissHelen Says:

    Too cute! While Robin crunches along, Finchy is in the background looking happy.
    If it makes you feel any better, 3 of my 4 furballs will beg like dogs when I’m eating chicken. It’s quite comical, and they get teensy pieces for their effort. 🙂

  3. ahmcguffin Says:

    He probably feels if it’s good enough for you… and you will succumb to his cuteness… why not. And the pancakes are similar in composition to dog/cat bakery treats, except for the fat and sugar maybe. My Burmese would sit up and beg for potato chips, saltines and popcorn. Vet said as long as they eat “normal” amounts of cat food it’s okay. Naji the wonder cat liked flour and I used carob chips as bribery. Annie will nosh the top off of brownies if I’m not vigilant. You will post pictures if he tries orange juice? A neighbor (veterinary surgery nurse) breeds and shows Abyssinians. One of hers must try anything she eats. Kitty really doesn’t like orange juice but she squishes up her face, closes her eyes and tries her hardest to lap juice out of a glass.

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