Sunday, November 20, 2011

Our Thanksgiving Menu Includes Cat Food

Thank you for the kind response to my last post. I feel a renewed desire to keep working on my book!

I am also the proud recipient of an Editor's Choice award for Pocket Change at Become.com!

Award for Best Mom Blog


And, now, I cannot help but be reminded of last year when I wrote about my son eating money around Thanksgiving time, "Forget Turkey and Stuffing. I'll have Pennies and Dimes."

Last night, Parker ate cat food.

Parker threw up last night, and we thought he was getting sick. We fawned over him, set him up on the couch, and geared up for more vomit. Because, you know that when a child is sick and throws up, it doesn't just happen once. I thought it interesting he didn't have a fever.

Turns out, he gave cat food a try, and his body promptly rejected it.

He is fine. He is not sick. It's time to get ready for our Thanksgiving trip and leave the cats with a big honkin' pile of cat food - and no one to compete with for food.


29 comments:

Tenille said...

We're having to keep an eye on our dog to make sure he isn't stealing Lilly's food, I'm really glad now that it isn't the other way around!

Jessica said...

My daughter eats dog food sometimes. It hasn't made her puke yet. I wonder if that means she is part dog.

Eva Gallant said...

Oh, my! I'm glad it didn't make her seriously ill, although puking is bad enough!

Katie said...

Have fun in Iowa!
Glad Parker isn't sick from the cat food. Hopefully he'll steer clear of curious eating habits.
Thanks for coming to Baby J's baby shower. You are such a wonderful friend.
Love ya and be safe.

Jamie said...

Yucko! Tell him he has to go potty in the litterbox if he does it again.... wait, scratch that. He'll probably want to do that.

MommaKiss said...

I used to eat dog bones, apparently those aren't bad for ya? cat food? i can totally see it, that shit reeks.

The Blonde Duck said...

This cracks me up!

Glen said...

Well if it's good enough for the cat then it's good enough for me

blueviolet said...

In a way it's a blessing that it didn't sit right because he'll never do it again. UGH!

idiosyncraticeye said...

Euw, but it does make me wonder what on earth is in that stuff! ;)

Natalie said...

Cat food and turkey go well together!

MamaMash said...

Wet cat food or dry? Cause the wet already looks like vomit. My kid likes to sneak a crunchy piece here and there of the dry. So gross.

AnnA said...

nice

Deb said...

Li'l D loves helping me pour the dog's food in the morning, the downside of which is that he likes pocketing it for later consumption. Ugh.

Suniverse said...

Oh my god. Are you kidding me? I would have vomited in sympathy.

What's a good side dish for cat food? Brussels sprouts?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Mmm, I think my kids have tried worse things than cat food. Like rabbit poo...

Congratulations on your award!

My Inner Chick said...

--Ahhhhhhhhh, sweet Kitty Kat :)))

Congrats on your award. You deserve it.x

championm2000 said...

hahaha...the things kids will eat.

We just got back from the babies' Thanksgiving dinner at daycare. Once my heart returns to normal rhythm, maybe I will blog about Drew eating the prong off the plastic fork.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Venus said...

HAHAAHAHAH! Wow, I have a distinct memory of trying out cat food as a child... it was dry. I don't remember horking afterward. That either means:
a) my stomach is part cat
b) cat food was way better back then
c) dry isn't nearly as disgusting as wet
e) I'm just weird

Happy Thanksgiving and I'm glad it wasn't something more serious!

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

I'm always worried our son is going to taste test our dogs food! Keep the book momentum going! Congrats on your award! BTW, Is that cat giving me the finger!?

TV's Take said...

OMG that's so gross! Poor little guy.
Congrats on your award!!!

angie said...

Laughing. At least he knows what's not to love about it now. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

The Naked Mother said...

Wow, mine haven't tried cat food yet. But dog food seems to agree with them just fine!

The Pepperrific Life said...

Who knows what it'll be next year? :)...dog food? :)
Happy Thanksgiving to you :)

Kara said...

How else would he ever know what it tastes like, without eating it? lol Of course, I'm only laughing because I'm imagining it to be dry kibbles - please tell me it wasn't the wet stuff. Eeew!

jazzygal said...

Ugh... Parker will insist on learning the hard way!! Enjoy your trip and plaease DO continue working on your book. i always enjoy your writing.

xx Jazzy

Mom of 12 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for the comments on my blog.
Sandy

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a great Thanskgiving!

Babes Mami said...

Yours too? If I dont watch it nate will eat right along with the cat.