Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Changing Up the Menu Works for Me

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Hello everyone and welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Even though we’re all thankful for so many things each and every day, every Thursday we get to share what we’re thankful for and we love it when you join us. A Blog Hop is much more fun when more of you hop along with us!

We’ve been on a journey with Gracie and her weight loss challenges and one of the things we’re doing is trying healthier foods to see if they can impact the diet situation. I do believe there is lots to be said for higher quality foods without the added fillers and ingredients we can’t begin to pronounce. Hey, why not, we’ve tried most everything else.

Even though this isn’t a sponsored post, I am not going to mention specific brands so there won’t be any FTC disclosure issues. Let’s just say we’ve tried lots. I think some peeps call this a rotation diet since we rotate though a variety of foods. Well, that’s good and bad at the same time. Some of the foods we’ve really liked, some of the others not so much. But we’re good sports about it and let the Dad know pretty quickly which ones get a paws up and which ones get a paws down. Sometimes, as I’m sure you can predict, half of us like one a lot and the other half won’t touch it. Wait, half of nine kitties? Well, I’m talking about us eight downstairs kitties. Sister Precious lives upstairs and she eats a duck pate food exclusively.

Purrsonally it is a fun journey and I like trying the new foods, even the ones I don’t eat much of, it’s fun trying them. I’m thankful for so many high quality options with a high yum factor. I say bring on the next one, I’m ready!

What are you thankful for today? Tell me in the comments and join us for our Blog Hop and share with others. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Eastside Cats
5 years ago

We are lucky to have more food choices than ever before! We crazy-about-cats humans just cannot stomach the thought of feeding our furry friends anything that would make them sick sometime down the road. Better food often means less intake, but there is that transition period!

Hugs and smooches!

5 years ago

That rotation diet sounds like a big and fun adventure every day, Brian. 🙂

We’re thankful this week for our sweet Gracie and Zoe.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
5 years ago

I have to eat the same food every day because of my tummy. I think I would like a rotation diet. I am thankful for my mom’s lap where am sitting now

5 years ago

Hey, variety is the spice of life, right?

5 years ago

on that’s like living in a 5 paws howltel…where you can pick your food from a fab menu list ;o)

Mickey's Musings
5 years ago

Trying lots of different foods can be fun 🙂
We have some new foods and we all like it so we are thankful for that.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

The Poupounette Gang
5 years ago

Our #1 tries to vary our food quite a bit and she also tries to make sure we get really good quality stuff. In fact, she says we eat better than her!

The Chans

Pam Greer
5 years ago

Trying new food can be fun, but sometimes not so much. We are thankful for this cooler weather this week!

5 years ago

Well that sounds like fun to try all kinds of foods. I bet there are lots of different opinions. Hope you find the right one for Gracie. You all have a super day.

Mr. Puddy
5 years ago

Miss Gracie, I like your new menu =^x^=

Angel Sammy and Teddy
5 years ago

Finding the right foodables is a HUGE project. I myself am not a big fan of wet food but my Mom keeps up the experimenting because she WANTS me to eat wet instead of dry. I’m being a little bit stubborn about it but I guess sooner or later we’ll figure out SOMETHING I find acceptable. We aren’t being picky – – – we just want to ENJOY EATING!

Hugs, Teddy

5 years ago

Hey Brian, oh wow finding the right eating plan really does take some time, we are lucky to get a lot of variety in our menu, though the P.A. said she would like us to transition to dry food, but dude let me tell mew, that ain’t happening anytime soon!!! MOL MOL


Bestest Purrrsday Purrs

Basil & CO xox

Pat Hatt
5 years ago

High quality sure helps us out. But we tend to stick our nose up at most. So stick with the main choices here.

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
5 years ago

I am glad you are all getting high quality food. Thanks for hosting.

The Menagerie Mom
5 years ago

Your food journey sounds like lots of fun, Brian! I bet you all love all those taste tests. Yum! You know, one certain kitty over here (ahem, Eddy, ahem) will only eat one type of food, and that’s the dry food she first started eating when she was adopted. She won’t eat moist food, she won’t eat treats, she won’t eat human food, she won’t eat any other kind of dry food but that one. Sounds like a boring diet to the rest of us here, but apparently she’s okay with that. Purrs!

Sailor Edgar
5 years ago

One of the things I’m thankful for is that our cats readily eat the food we give them!

Cute photo of you, Brian.

5 years ago

Diet rotation is a wonderful idea. Mommy duz this for me becuz I is finicky. What I loves in the morning I hates at night. At least she gets me the good stuff that is grain free and low carb.
Zoe and Raja from Playing In Catnip

5 years ago

Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red love most foods – until we have a 24 can case shipped to the house… then not so much.
Diet Rotation is the way to go!
Thankful for:
Our healthy dear cats at home and 60 adoptions of cats and kittens at PAWS in July!

William's Kith & Kin
5 years ago

That sounds like a delicious treat to have all kinds of different food. Right now our mom is trying to find something that Caroline will eat consistently, otherwise, Izzy the Chub thinks all rejected foods are his. And cod knows he does not need any more food!!

Da DB Boyz
5 years ago

Sounds like rotation seems to be the way to go, hope everyone agrees on a favorite one day!!
Jakey and Arty

emma and buster
5 years ago

Keep on trying and you’ll find what works best when it comes to food. Hope you’re all well.

Jan K
5 years ago

Variety is the spice of life, or say they say, right, Brian? Our Sam, however, is of the less adventurous sort though, and likes to stick to one food for a while. Then one day she decides she’s had enough of that, and it’s on to something else! We try to stick to more premium foods though, we agree they are healthier. Keep enjoying your adventure!

Deziz World
5 years ago

Sounds purretty yummy ’round your house Brian. We don’t like pate, but we do luv us some duck. Seems Precious may be eatin’ da bestest noms. MOL We’re fankful to have ya’ll as our furiends. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena

5 years ago

I keep thinking Dexter has a beer belly but he seems fit when he stands up. It’s funny how different he looks in different photos and I’ve taken many. I can’t really do anything though since I’m taking care of him for my cousin. Although I’ve been taking care of him since April and worry about things like having a trusted vet for emergencies and possible general check-ups.

Crystal Stewart
5 years ago

Good post. I like blog hopping too.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
5 years ago

faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ~~~~~~~~

precious…we did knot knead ta heer that ~~~

🙂 ♥♥

The OP Pack
5 years ago

You are so right. There are so many good food choices out there. We eat a very high quality kibble as the base of our food. It took Mom a long time to find one that worked well for Ciara. Lightning enjoyed it too, and so now Misty gets it as well. She came to us on an amazing formula of kibble, but it was even more pricey than what we get. Mom figured what we were buying was doing well so why change? We mix it up a bit with different brands and flavors of canned food. It isn’t… Read more »

5 years ago

Really good food is a big investment, but you save money in the long run because you are healthier! Good for you kitties!

Katie Isabella
5 years ago

I am grateful to be in here with Mom. And I am grateful for my CB family. Life has been very good to me. XXX

Madi and Mom
5 years ago

Brian mom and I just want to put kisses on your sweet nose…what a precious photo.
Hugs madi your bfff

Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

We’ve been trying a lot of different brands of dog food with out dog because he’s so darn picky.

5 years ago

We are thankful for our Dad who gives us great tasting noms and for all our friends
Thanks Brian

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I am glad you all are enjoying a rotation diet. I had problems finding food that Flynn would eat, and had probably about 15 different varieties in the house. Eric was never a problem. He inhaled everything.

LB Johnson
5 years ago

I am thankful for friends and the fact that Mom put the “treat dust” in my food before washing the treat jar and refilling it as it was almost empty. – Abby T. Lab

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
5 years ago

Yur berry blessed to bee abull to roe-tate foodabullss Brian! Mee iss fankfull mee has Vet foodabullss that not uppyset thee bowelss. Sumtimess mee wood like to brake out an eat sumfing diffyrent….butt mee knowss mee must bee carefull. LadyMum bott mee sum Royal Canin Digestive wet food an wee tryin it to see if mee can handull it…then mee has a bit of variety an tasty nomss also. Mee iss fankfull mee has so many furendss all around thee werld an LadyMum of course! An mee gotted to go fur a walkie beefur thee funderstorm arrived! 😉 **nose rubsss**… Read more »

The Island Cats
5 years ago

We hope you guys find a food you all like. Here, we all seem to eat something different because none of us can agree on the same food.

Sweet Purrfections
5 years ago

Mom Paula feeds us a variety of brands and flavors. Some, we love and others, not so much. We have a lot of food to donate lately!

The Dash Kitten Crew
5 years ago


We look forward to hearing about your food hourney. We actually made Dot lose weight by taking up the snack treats they like!! Amazing!

5 years ago

There are lots of yummy foods available, across the whole range of qualities. It’s good to have choices. I’m stuck with my two allergy-approved flavors.

5 years ago

It sounds like fun to get to try different high quality foods. I can see why you’re thankful, Brian. You have such loving and giving parents.

Kitties Blue
5 years ago

You all are being better sports than we would be about foodable changes. We are hoping you hit on the magic combo tat helps Gracie lose weight. We are all thankful to have a loving home! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Cathy Keisha
5 years ago

Being a blogging kitty, I eat much better now then ever before even though I still love FF. TW grimaces when she thinks of the junk she fed the cats that came before me. No wonder Chizzy didn’t live to see his 7th birthday.