A lot of you asked what Hyssing was eating yesterday – it was pig heart. The weird looking white stuff wasn’t the epiglottis as Brutus wondered, but pieces of the arteries going to the body and lungs. The physiology lessions from last fall sure come in handy. I got a few hearts a while back and chopped them up and stuck them in the freezer. They get a full meal of it so Virus had already eaten his share. Bajas get a little, too, even though he also get big chicken thighs in the morning. They’re a spoilt bunch. Hyssing isn’t too happy about having to chew yet, so he’s usually waiting until Virus is full before starting to eat. He might take a couple of the smaller pieces, but I was so happy watching him eat this bigger piece and quite a bit of the artery walls. He didn’t finish all of it, though, so Bajas got the last piece.
Today they’ve gotten a bit more variety. I was out early today and got some various meats at half price, beef heart and lamb ribs among other things. Lamb (and especially lamb heart) seem to be their favourite. So they got a bit of minced beef, some pieces of beef heart and lamb ribs (the meat, just a couple of tiny pieces of bone). Then I cracked an egg by mistake so they got a raw egg in there, too. Talk about their lucky day.
And Bajas enjoyed the leftovers.
I know many fear the raw meat, but I fed Bajas, Coco and Nimbus raw for years and saw how much better they did on it. The likelihood of them getting sick from eating raw food are at least not larger than from bad kibble in these recall times. Bajas gets compliments for his nice shiny coat now, but I can tell you his “kibble coat” is nothing compared to when on raw. Not to mention the shedding… I don’t have the room for feeding them all on raw now, but I hope that a bit of raw will reduce the negative effects of the kibble. And with the kitties I especially hope to increase the amount of water they take in to prevent kidney disease in the future, which kibble fed kitties are prone to. (A cat eating kibble, even a “good drinker” will on average take in half the amount of water compared to a cat eating raw or canned food.) And when I have the space hopefully transitioning them to full raw food won’t be as hard when they’re used to a bit more variety. That’s my hope, anyways.
Now it’s time to an essay about poetry for Monday. I’m not looking forward to that, but I’m sure the boys will “help” as much as they can.