So lately I seem to be having some issues regarding my gastrointestinal system (my poop is hard and doesn't always want to come out).
Dad did some research, and learned that among many other natural remedies cats are supposedly attracted to pumpkin. Mom went out yesterday and picked up a can, and they tried to get me to eat it.
I took one whiff and walked away. At my age I'm not much of one to try new things. Mom also brought home a small can of moist me-food for those "special" times when I deserve a treat (ear cleaning, eye-booger cleaning, vets visit, etc.).
After I turned up my nose at the straight pumpkin I watched as mom mixed a small plop of it in with some of the wet food, and I'll have to say- it was actually pretty appetizing.
I'm a little uncomfortable with my pooping habits being discussed publicly, but they said they're going to watch to see if this helps. Actually, dad gets to be the official "Turd Observer".
Dad made some of mom's delicious homemade whole wheat pancakes for dinner last night, and he decided to try some of the pumpkin in his half of the batter, along with a few raisins. Mom didn't much care for them, but dad loved them, and since he's been trying to do without sugar these days the bath of pure Vermont maple syrup he gave his pancakes sent him spiraling into a sugar stupor.
Mom has to monitor the flow of that stuff, and she thought dad might have had his shit under control. All she could do was shake her head as she watched him lick the syrup dripping from the rim of the ginormous jug they brought back from their trip to New England.