Picky Pixie

There are times when I wish that someone could just give me the amount of food I need to eat and I was unable to actually get any for myself.  Wouldn’t that make weight loss and maintenance  a lot easier?

Pixie had a tendency to be on the heavier side in the past, especially when she lived out in our shop.  We think she was eating mice in addition to her regular food.  Also, we found she loves fats. If there was an olive oil bottle or some spilled coconut oil, she would eat it.  She kind of was a little chubster.

I portion out her food every day.  She rarely gets snacks other than catnip.  Now the vet says she should not gain any weight, but doesn’t need to lose, either.  She currently is 10 pounds.  She looks bigger because of her fur and her giant feet.

She never has wanted people food – which I am thrilled about.  That means no begging at the table or pestering company for food.   Pixie eats dried kibble and 1/4 can of wet food per day.

But – have I ever mentioned that Pixie is a picky eater? She loves her canned food, but it has to be very specific.  It must be Friskies brand.  I got her some gourmet organic stuff and she just turned her nose up at it.  (Billy ate that stuff right up, so it didn’t go to waste.)

Not only does it have to be Friskies, but it has to be the pate.  No flakes. No shreds. Just pate.

Well, someone wasn’t paying attention when she grabbed food at the store last week.


Shreds.  Oh dear.

I opened up the can and put some on her plate.  She looked at it and then looked at me and walked away.

Then she sat on the counter while I made breakfast and stared at me in annoyance.



Very unhappy camper.  Eventually she will eat the shreds, but she certainly lets it be known that she is not happy about it.   That can is gone and I was especially careful at the grocery store this weekend to get the pate.


I suppose if  I had limited food and it wasn’t something I really liked, I would probably be a little pissy, too!

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26 thoughts on “Picky Pixie

  1. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    I’d laugh, but I’d only be laughing at myself. I’m the same way with some foods: must have sliced black olives, not chopped. Must have pineapple chunks, not slices. I’m all over the place. 🙂
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  2. debby

    Now I’m laughing at Pixie AND Cammy.

    And what you said about someone portioning out your food. I always say that–every morning I look at Sophie and give her just a little bit more or a little bit less depending on her ‘waistline.’ Of course, I say it would be nice to have someone doing that for me, but I think I’d be even crabbier than Pixie if that was really happening!
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  3. Shelley B

    That is such a good look she’s giving you…I hope you felt the appropriate guilt, lol! My cats eat 1/4 can of wet food every morning (it’s my bribe to make them come home after being out all night) – they like shreds, pate and slices…until they don’t. Weirdos – suddenly they’ll decide they don’t like it a certain way.

    Oh and my B/W cat, Henry, weighs 15 pounds! And he’s not overweight – the vet says he must have some Maine Coon in him. That boy gets hungry…
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  4. Kathy W.

    Maybe Pixie is on to something–the shreds/gravy stuff usually has added gluten, which in the big pet recall several years ago turned out to be contaminated with melamine. The pate-type food doesn’t usually contain it.

  5. deb

    Ha! Jinx is particular too…….he will only eat Fancy Feast…….he gets ONE can a day but he would eat two….and i keep a bowl filled with dry all the time Purina ONE…..and of all the treats available out there he only eats one kind and i cannot find it in CA….he’s lucky i brought several bags with me from TX…he gets them about once or twice a week….JINX eats TONS of people food……bad i know…..He loves LOVES LOVES!!! peanut butter……that has to be his all time favorite…one time i couldn’t understand why in the world he was bugging me for some reeses pieces then it hit me Peanut butter! He likes yogurt, whipped cream, melted icecream, cheetos, LOVES popcorn…..He’s always very polite…if persistant when begging…..lol…..Hugs! deb
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  6. Kim

    Slugger and Schroedinger’s Cat are team pâté, too. They are Fancy Feast boys. I’ve tried to buy them swankier food, and they walk away. Oops!

  7. Satu

    Pixie love!!! I swear I’ve never seen a cat with such an expressive look on her face.. Poor Pixie, has she eaten the offending shreds already?

    Our cat used to be really picky too..

  8. Lori F.

    Boy do I know that look!! Some days my cat will gladly eat one flavor & put the same flavor down for her another day and she turns up her nose! Sigh…… By the way, I love Pixie!!


  9. Vilma

    Thanks for this story. My cat is picky too..he only eats the Turkey & Cheese shred (the exact can you photographed). Goes to show animals are like us in many ways.

  10. Fran

    Oh my, look at her looking at you, hilarious.

    We “spoil” Bella with real meat that I buy at the day care. I get it in portions and put it in the freezer. That dog gets salmon every week 🙂 At the weekend she gets dry food and if the diva decides she’s not hungry it’s always then. As soon as it’s fresh, it’s gone in a minute.
    Besides that she gets a biscuit (real ones because the doggy biscuits are full of garbage) or two a day but that’s it.
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  11. Ali @ Peaches and Football


    I wonder if you gave her a mouse of she’d pounce right over that. Our cats used to be picky about things too. Any kind of treat they’d love – especially pounce – but they only liked certain canned cat foods too.

    Our dog got spoiled by table scraps and now won’t touch her doggie chow unless there’s something more appetizing mixed in. Mom and Dad are working hard to fix that. Usually dogs will eat just about anything!
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  12. Roz@weightingfor50

    LOL!!!!!!! So funny! Our late Tabby Raleigh was picky about wet food. Had to be chunky, not pate, not shred, and only meat, not seafood. And if we put other food down for him he’d give us the same look as Pixie “Nope, not eating that..and you are stupid for trying to make me.”
    Cats are so fun! Annoying at times, but every day is a laugh.
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  13. Heidi

    I cannot stop laughing at the look on her face! I’ve got cats that are the same way. I try to mix it up once in a while, but they do know what they like. I also don’t like when people say “when they’re hungry, they’ll eat. It doesn’t matter what it is.” I just want them to be happy 🙂

  14. Ang

    My Buttercup is not picky at all. Your post has brought to light that she is probably obese. She is 15 lbs! She shows no interest in human food with the exception of BBQ. She’ll eat anything with BBQ sauce which I find peculiar.
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