Thankful Thursday: You can teach an old chef new tricks


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Yes, I do look content, and yes, we do love our Fancy Feast, and yes, we all get bored sometimes.  Me, I tend to like the Fancy Feast Classic Chicken although I do like the Fancy Feast Turkey & Giblets too.  But every once in a while I just get a little bored. When I get bored I either don’t eat quite as much or I sometimes turn up my nose and walk away.  Okay, the walk away thing doesn’t happen all that often, but it does happen.

Well, not all that long ago we finally got to try some freeze dried chicken treats.  We’ve heard about the freeze dried stuff for a while, but we just never got to try them.  Now, the freeze dried chicken is my favorite treat, and since it only has one ingredient, chicken, Dad says it is pretty healthy for us.  Treat time happens hear right after our nightly playtime activities and I do look forward to that chicken stuff.

Bored.  I got bored again with the regular mealtime menu so our Chef Dad decided to show me something a little bit different.  Dad crumbled a small bit of the freeze dried chicken and mixed it in with my Fancy Feast Chicken entree.  At first I gave him a look and then I took a closer look.  I sniffed, I recognized, I tasted, I ate and I thanked the Chef.  That was just the little extra yum I needed and it was darn good.

So, today I am thankful for an old Chef learning new tricks and that he was able to think outside of the pouch.  Sometimes it’s the little things that yield great big smiles. Thanks Dad!

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Silver Kitten
10 years ago

Isn’t it just the best to have a caring chef eh? Don’t you love it that they go the extra mile to serve the good stuff 🙂


Molly The Wally
10 years ago

We agree and Brian you sure have well trained staff there LOL. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Lil Bear
10 years ago

yummm freeze dried chicken treets sound yummy… me likes fancy feast kitten turkey and anyfing dat tastes like chicken!! maybe mom mite add sum chicken to my kitten foods… yummm. Purrz and meowz, Lil Bear.

oh and thank you so much for saying all dats purrttee stuffs bout me… da Mom lady says to tell your dad ur welcome bout the package… cause real men loves cats… purrs frum moms lap…. Laura Belle

10 years ago

You gotta keep those humans on their toes!

10 years ago

Brilliant idea Chef Dad had! I like it when my Mom “thinks outside the box/pouch/can” and gives me something just a bit different in the foodable department. Nice to have a creative chef in the house huh?

Hugs, Sammy

10 years ago

That is one great chef you have Brian in that Dad. What a good idea to mix those great treats in with your food. Those treats are very tasty. Hope all of you are staying warm as toast. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy
10 years ago

Brain have you got any hints so we can get our Mum as well trained as you have your Dad and those treats sound very moresome.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Caren Gittleman
10 years ago

you have one clever Daddy!!! He is a Culinary King!

Fuzzy Tales
10 years ago

We’re impressed that your dad did this for you, Brian. You *do* have him trained well. Maybe we’d get more treats if we got bored with our food too!

10 years ago

I think your Dad is right!
Babies, have a nice Thursday!!!

10 years ago

Think outside the pouch! MOL!

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
10 years ago

well you know Brian, mommy spent all those green papers on some freeze dried chick-hen and I turned my velvet nose up at it. Refused to do more than sniff. Mom was so disappointed.

easy rider
10 years ago

What a great idea! That like to discover and old toy for new. You have a very smart dad, yay for dad!

Judy & C.A.T.S
Judy & C.A.T.S
10 years ago

Your dad is pawsome, Brian! It’s so sweet of him to make you a special dinner so you don’t get bored. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

Oz the Terrier
10 years ago

Brian, if you love the freeze-dried chicken treats, you should try some freeze-dried food mixed in with your Fancy Feast! I bet you would love it…and there are several flavors. I know that Primal makes a Turkey, a Chicken & Salmon and a Beef & Salmon for cats. Wonderful flavors, I think…and something to add some pizzazz to your current offerings.
*Cairn cuddles*

10 years ago

Your dad is a great chef! We get several kinds of freeze dried meat, and use part of them as condiment, too 🙂

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
10 years ago

uh……we bee see in a LOT oh de B werd in yur post dood…..


Madi and Mom
10 years ago

Brian I am a FF girl. I love love Seafood Classics. Mom buys it in the 24 can pack.
Truly I could eat all 24 at a time but someone is watching someone else’s weight.
The nerve
Hugs madi your bfff

10 years ago

Sounds like a nice change.. glad you liked it

Angel. Kirby and Max
10 years ago

THat is one smart Dad. And you got treats with your meal!

10 years ago

Variety is good–at least that’s what my kitties also say.

Pat Hatt
10 years ago

Creative chef. No matter how creative ours gets we won’t eat it. Now a tray of raw chicken, that I try to steal

10 years ago

Annie won’t eat FF turkey or chicken, but she’s not like you, Brian. She sniffs, walks away and meows her displeasure until what she deems as proper food is put in its place. You have a good chef to put those yummy, healthy treats in your food. Love “think outside the pouch.”

10 years ago

An old chef learning new tricks definitely seems the way to go!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

Wow, sounds like you have a chef who cares!

Random Felines
10 years ago

wow…..that sounds extra nommy

Sailor Edgar
10 years ago

An “old chef”? Hey, I resemble that remark! 🙂 Seriously, though, you sure do get some great food!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

Mmm , that sounded really super jummy *licking my nose*

The Poupounette Gang
10 years ago

A creative and caring chef! Those are the very best kind.

We love freeze-dried chicken treats too!

The Chans

10 years ago

So what is that meal called? Fancy, Fancy Feast?

Austin Towers
10 years ago

Your chef should get 5 stars from that E Gone Ronny person!! 😉

Cathy Keisha
10 years ago

Hats off to the chef! My chef gets sneaky and adds water to my morning FF if it’s Classic.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

Clever Dad! We love freeze-dried treats, also.

Devoted to Willow
10 years ago

What a resourceful chief your Dad is as any greats know variety is purrfect for felines tastes.

Bev Green
10 years ago

Brian your dad sounds like he iz very well trained! us girlz love FF specially the seafoods..but I can’t have it..i haz to have fresh meatz..I can’t even have kibble..not even special mumz always tryin to help me with makin mealz interesting…have a great day Brian 🙂 Purrs Dinnermintz xxx

10 years ago

You are lucky to have such a good chef Brian. Mine keeps serving me food that I no longer like. She bought me some new food yesterday and told me it is very expensive. It looks like human food! For goodness sake, surely she doesn’t expect me to eat that!!

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
10 years ago

That’s a smart chef. Sounds like a keeper Brian. I love your photo. Very handsome.

The Island Cats
10 years ago

Mmmmm…we bet that was yummy, Brian. The mom does things like that for us too. She likes to mix things up, she says.

Fraidy Cats!
10 years ago

you have pawsome staff, Brian 🙂

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Laila and Minchie
10 years ago

Sounds like you have trained your chef very well.

Oui Oui
10 years ago

Your chef is a lot more creative than our chef! Ours just opens the cans. We tried freeze dried treats, if you can call sniffing then walking away trying, but they didn’t appeal to us.

Guido the Italian Kitty

Your Chef must be EyeTailYun creating those meowvalous din din dinners!

Adan * Lego
10 years ago

Your daddy is right~!

Sherri-Ellen T-D
10 years ago

Apawz Apawz to Chef Dad…he iz bery clever!!!!
Me LUBZ da Fancy Feast too..Grilled Chickin, Grilled Turkey, Grilled Oceanfish n Tuna, Marinated Chicken (in gravy)…mmm n fer suppa me haz Seafood Pate or Chickin Pate or Turkey Pate….
Me tried dem freeze dried Chickin butt me cuud not nom dem wif no teefiez….
As lon gas dere is Fancy Feast me iz happy 😉
Lub to ya Brian n all da Sisfurz n yer Dad n Mum too
frum Nylablue xxxx

10 years ago

Your Chef is smart!!!

10 years ago

I wish I could teach my chef some new tricks. I bet Daddy does too. Usually when she tries something new it is awful. The humans are still complaining about the shrimp custard she tried out on them Friday. Thank Cat my food comes in a can and she doesn’t have a chance to destroy it. But it would be nice to have something new every once in awhile.

Your girl,

10 years ago

some times we just fancie something different don’t we Brian,xx Speedy