Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Thing #286--So, What's It Like?

This may be the weirdest Thing I've done this year. Today I tasted cat food.

Why? I'm not sure. A couple of weeks ago I watched an episode of Ace of Cakes where Duff and Ben egged each other on to eat a Milk Bone. They decided it didn't taste too bad. Cat food is almost like a dog biscuit, right?

When I was pouring out food for the cats tonight, I decided to pick up a kibble and take a whiff of it; there was no discernible smell. When I felt it, it was a bit oily and had a rough texture. I raised it to my mouth and took a small nibble, to see what it was like. It was good, in a weird sort of way...a bit bland, but savory, with a crunchy texture. One taste was enough, though. I put the rest of the piece in the bowl for the cat to eat.

After my tasting adventure, I checked out the list of ingredients on the side of the food bag. They sounded pretty normal: chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, wheat flour, animal fat, whole grain corn, fish meal, soy protein isolate, caramel color, salt, and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals. Nothing too exotic.

After dinner, one of the cats came and sat next to me. He seemed especially friendly; either he wanted a lap to sit on or figured we shared a special bond...


  1. I used to eat dog biscuits as a child, particularly vim brands as they were nice and crunchy and loosely similar in flavour to fish. My grandparents had a dog and I was given a biscuit apparently to give to the dog only I devoured it instead. Doesn't seem to have left me any the worse off, but then again it was probably less full of chemicals than today's pet food.

  2. That's funny. I was tricked into trying dog food while growing up (darn those older siblings!)...I'm none the worse for wear. :)

  3. I've tried Milk Bones before. I was just curious. I can't really remember what it tasted like, but I don't think it was too bad.

    I never wanted to try my cat's food as I was vegetarian by then and it smelled to fragrant.