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Cat Treats II - But Seriously! (A Shout Out to _Ramona)

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

I told several people my hilarious and true story about eating cat treats last night (see my previous blog if you missed it). A coworker said "meow" as she walked past my desk and said she meant to pick up catnip for me on her lunch hour. BF asked me this evening if I wanted wet cat food on my salad. It was fun! I have not laughed that hard or that often in a very long time.

In a quiet moment, though, I thought about it. I suppose eating a few cat treats and not realizing I've done so until the taste buds' message to the brain told me those were not peanuts in my mouth is the ultimate example of mindless eating. Really?! I thought I had gotten past that! Introspective thought on this point will continue...(Thanks, SP! Before SP, I never knew of the concept of mindless eating.)

I recently started making more Paleo choices and have been amazed at the differences some rather small choices have made. One of my Sparkfriends is _Ramona and she is blazing a wonderful Paleo path and has been generous in sharing her knowledge and experiences. Her comment about my cat treat experience was truly mind-blowing. She said her pets are on a Paleo diet. It never occurred to me to do that with my cats, but, in a broader sense, it sure makes sense.

That is just one small example of _Ramona's contributions to my SP journey. She has shared from her heart, her experiences and her knowledge - she embodies the spirit of SparkPeople. It is not a hyperbolic statement when I refer to my "SparkFamily". My heart is full. (My tummy is also full - I had a glorious salad for dinner: kale, spinach, broccoli slaw, chicken and bacon.) My taste buds are satisfied and have (mostly) forgotten the cat treats.

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_RAMONA 6/7/2013 12:40PM

    One of the commentors below reminded me that my DD used to eat cat kibble if she could get her tiny little hands on it... she thought it quite the treat, LOL!

You know I was teasing about the worst thing about the kibble was that it is not paleo, right?

Seriously though, I saw similar changes in the cats when we started buying kibble that was closer to waht the eat naturally with no grain fillers... drop in weight, more active and alert, less water drinking (I have one cat that I think was heading for diabetes), MUCH better fur quality, no more bad breath, eating less... doesn't really surprise me. I've found some recipes for homemade cat food, and when I'm not so busy trying to feed us (HA!), I'll try my hand at that, too, lol.

Kepp goin' my friend... you're onthe right track for yourself and doing well.

(oh... and don't build that pedestal too high... my balance isn't any better than yours... though Paleo HAS improved THAT, too!)

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GRAMMAP1 6/5/2013 11:12PM

    That is cute..and funny. That hasn't happened (yet) to this cat lover, but when it does, I will not be able to say, "I pioneered the process." lol emoticon

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63KEEPONGOING 6/5/2013 9:21PM

  So funny. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 6/5/2013 4:17AM

    Sometimes when coworkers get "catty", we offer to set out the bowl of Meow Mix emoticon

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