Troy spends most of his day right here. That empty chair behind him is where I sit. Last week was a rough one for him, as that chair was empty every day. I was off at BlogPaws with Sinead, and he was here with the rest of the pack (including my husband).
Troy put said husband through his paces, as he decided to stop eating. He'd nibble at his breakfast, tap his lunch and sniff his dinner, but he wasn't coming anything close to finishing his meals. And that's a shame, as Troy needs to gain a few pounds. (He always has; see more about that here.)
Since I was at a pet blogging conference, I came home with a ton of food samples. And even though Troy has a history of being an incredibly picky eater (more on that here), I thought I'd try out a new food on him, just to prompt him to wolf down some kind of nourishment.
This is the food I tried (Please note that this is an affiliate link): Best Feline Friend Cat Food, Tuna & Shrimp Sweethearts Recipe, 3-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12). It's made by Weruva, as a secondary brand (and "BFF" apparently stands for Best Feline Friend). I wasn't paid for this review, BTW. I got the sample for free.
Troy was somewhat ready to eat, as he was thrilled to see me. But he really went wild for this food. That's not awfully surprising, as the base protein is tuna. That makes for a very stinky meal. The scent alone probably drove him to snack, and as he was eating, the others got a whiff of things, too, and they came to investigate.
See Eamon in that red box? He's photobombing his way toward that bowl.
But notice how empty that bowl is. And that's amazing. So far, I've tried other canned cat food, baby food, straight tuna, goat's milk and lunch meat with Troy. He's never shown any interest in any of that. But this BFF stuff? He's gone crazy for it.
I'm a little sad to think that Troy misses me that much when I'm gone. I want him to be happy whether I'm here or off on a trip. But it's good to know that I may have a secret trick I can use to keep him eating, even when he's lonely and wondering where I am. That makes my absence worthwhile!