A few weeks ago I discovered Feline Greenies. I knew my sister bought Greenies got her dog, Earl, and that they were good for his teeth and expensive. The cat treats were reasonably priced, so I bought a bag of Oven Roasted Chicken and Ocean Fish flavors.
Lily sniffed and licked the treat, then bit it. She’s become very gentle when taking food from my hand, not like at first when she would take off a finger! It was very crunchy – clean those teeth! – and when she was done she looked up for another. And another. A serving size is eight pieces, so I gave her that many. Lily was content.
I told my sister about my great cat-treat find, and she was completely under whelmed. Turned out she already knew about them. A few days later, I saw she had mixed Greenies in with her cats’ food. “Oh, cool idea!” I thought.
So I mixed a serving in with Lily’s food. She picked them out and looked up for more. I laughed. “Eat your dinner, Lily!” She did – or most of it, anyway. Over the next few days, I mixed in treats with every other meal – Greenies or Friskies, to finish the bag. Then I noticed Lily was eating less and less of her real food. I even caught her trying to climb onto my dresser to get to the jar of Greenies treats. “Oh, Lily,” I said, “don’t be like your Mommy. You can’t eat only cookies all the time!” She just looked at me. “Greenies!” those green eyes demanded.
I’m a terrible mother. I’ve gone and ruined her appetite with treats.