"What's up, Tobias? How come you're not eatin'?"
"I don't like what Peep #1 put on my plate. It's yucky."
"Really? Let me see," and I gave Toby's plate a good sniff. Then I examined the tin the peep had opened for my sister, reading the name on the label.
"But Toby, that's the new flavour of the fanciest of the feasts. You know, the yummy stuff with the shrimp. I thought that was your favourite. I heard you ravin' and ravin' about it, just the other day."
"That was yesterday."
"Yeah, but... But yesterday, you liked it."
"No, yesterday I LOVED it. But Seville, that was yesterday. This is today."
"Yeah, I know. It was only yesterday!"
"Seville," and Tobias said my name with a sigh. "Perhaps I'll like it again some other day. Maybe next Thursday. Or Friday... But today, I don't like it all. Today, I want something different. Today, I think I'd like to have some of that stuff with the liver."
"But I thought you were off that flavour, Toby. Just the other day, I heard you tellin' the peep you didn't like that kind any more. If I remember correctly, your exact words were, I hate that flavour now and never want to see it again. Remember that, Toby? Remember sayin' that to the peep?"
"Yes, but that was on Thursday. Today is Sunday. A lot can happen in three days. I've changed my mind. I think the liver flavour might be my favourite flavour after all and the only way to know for certain is to have some."
"Toby, this is way too confusin' and if I'm havin' trouble keepin' up with your various likes and dislikes, the peep doesn't stand a chance. After all, she's just a peep. MOUSES!"
You know, just 'cause we cats love somethin' one day, it doesn't mean we're gonna love it on another day. Might not even like it the next day and with some cats, most certainly not the day after that.
Peeps have gotta learn to learn 'bout our likes and dislikes, for sure. MOUSES!
Now I, Seville the Cat, am a very good eater. Yup, I pretty much eat the same stuff every day which is a good thing as what I'm mainly eatin' is my special-special that I get on account of my havin' had the crystals on two occasions, way back when.
Unfortunately, those two long-haired marmie brothers of mine are always lurkin' about, tryin' to get into my special-special, too. I don't think they'd even want it if they didn't know it was especially for me. Long-haired marmie brothers are like that, you see. MOUSES!
Also, I get tuna. And not just any kind of tuna. No sirree. Not the kind of tuna that comes in tins...
Well actually, my tuna does come in tins but not from the pet food aisle. My tuna comes from the people tuna aisle. I get the white, flaked stuff, packed in water. Doctor said that kind of tuna is okay for kitties who get the crystals.
Unfortunately, those two long-haired marmie brothers of mine are always lurkin' about, tryin' to get into my tuna, too. Whenever they hear a can opener opening a tin of the tuna, they're right there, lookin' for a pawout. Or should that be handout? Whatever. MOUSES!
Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever had an entire tin of tuna all to myself. Those long-haired marmie brothers of mine... MOUSES!
Back back to my sister, Tobias.
My sister, Toby, is a totally different story. Toby likes one thing one day, and another, the next. Hard to keep up with her likes and dislikes, for sure. She has a big ol' list of favourite foods and another big ol' list of things she hates, and if you should happen to look at both lists together, you'll see they overlap. What she likes and what she hates all depend upon the day and her mood, you see.
It's true. Let me check out Toby's lists. I'll see if I can find you an example.
Hmmm... Hmmm... Yup. Uh-huh. Just as I thought.
Now if you look at Toby's list of absolute favourites, you'll notice this one here called Salmon Feast. Okay, now let's look at Toby's list of foods she absolutely hates. See? There it is. Salmon Feast is there, too. Confusin' as all get out, for sure. MOUSES!
There's no real way to figure out what Tobias will like, when. Best you can do is assume that if it was her favourite yesterday, it might be tolerable tomorrow but today, it will disgust and revolt her taste buds, for sure.
I kinda think she might have some sort of system. A cyclical system of sorts. She appears to have a different favourite every day but those favourites reoccur, popping up every now and then. I think that maybe she goes through her entire list of favourites and then heads on back to the beginning.
It's a stupid system, for sure, on account of no one being able to figure it out. Not even Toby and most certainly not the peep. MOUSES!
Personally, I think Peep #1 should just let Toby pick out her own food although in order for her to do that, she'd have to be able to read the labels and I'm not sure Toby is into reading and stuff. You see, she's not a bloggin' kitty like me.
On the other paw, she did write up those lists...
Guess I should just be thankful she's not lookin' for a pawout when there's a tin of tuna bein' opened, unlike those two long-haired marmie brothers of mine. Yup, I should be thankful for that, for sure. MOUSES!