Note to my Readers: Sorry for the rant, but sometimes, I just have to get it off my chest.
Sometimes when I look down and realize that we currently have 5 cats, I worry that I am someday going to be called the crazy rescue lady. I wish I could say that everyone gets along, but lately, with Muffin really getting on in years, and Kitty, losing her mind and peeing everywhere, the multi-cat (multi-animal) household, is not working as calmly as it used to. Over the last 30 year I have always had multiple cats: it went from Rosie & Eddy, add Babydoll & Wussy, subtract Eddy (breast cancer), subtract Wussy (kidney), add Alice & Gertrude, subtract Babydoll (cancer), subtract Rosie (old age), add The Muffin Man, Zackary, & Cuddles, subtract Alice (kidney), subtract Gertrude (old age), subtract Zackary (kidney), add Nine & Stella, subtract Cuddles (brain tumor), and here we are. And then the dogs went from Nikki, add Squash, lose Nikki, add Louise, lose Squash, add Sofie.
With 7 animals, someone is always crying that they are hungry and because Muffin wants to eat all the time (he is down to about 3 or 4 lbs), we feed the cats pretty often. The cost to keep the zoo in dog and cat food is killing me! We just switched the cats to 1/2 commercial brand (9 Lives at $.43 per can) because the good stuff (Wellness $1.65 per can) is so expensive. I am switching the dogs to something different too, but it is harder for them (they are more tummy sensitive). Currently I am moving them from Prescription Hills ID to VeRUS, Lamb and Brown Rice (not cheaper but maybe I will use less in the long run). You almost need a Ph.D. in animal science to figure out the best animal foods at this point, and when you do, you can’t afford them. Oh my!
I will need to take a loan out of the bank to keep up with the 7 animal’s appetites at this point. Whose idea was all these animals anyway? Good thing that I don’t eat much (but how come they always want whatever I am eating too?).
Oh, don’t get me started on the cost of dog treats these days…….