Sunday, April 8, 2012
Now this is fascinating! I have to say it is about time, I also have to whine that it is a little expensive.
Back when Em was alive, before she was officially diagnosed with cancer, I wanted a way to feed her more food with out the Garbage Disposal and the DishWasher eating it all before she got hungry again. So we bought a magnetic cat door with a magnetic key and put the door in the bathroom door and the key on Em. It was a wonderful idea in theory. In practice Em was too slow to walk through the door before the rest of the cats heard the door unlock (from the far reaches of the house) came running and would sneak in behind her by nosing their way in before the door had a chance to latch because of her tail. The day I had EVERY SINGLE CAT in that room with her I knew that it was hopeless, but it gave her some food, because they respected her enough to let her eat, so we kept putting food in there for her.
but this.. this is cool. Only one cat in at a time, the cat's body blocks entrance to the food while the door is open.. I have to wonder if a clever kitty could get in next to another, but I'm sure some cat dynamics would prevent that. Another thing I have to wonder is what would happen if the cat with the chip was sitting on top of or right next to the food box.. Also, would all cats take to eating with something on their head?? *shrug* so if not would it be returnable??
I am also not thrilled that they advertise you can put a weeks worth of food in it. Not really a good idea in my book. Discounting the fact that it is dry food, how would ants and other bugs be kept out? not to mention it would be sitting out for a week.. the fats they have to spray on the food to make it palatable would most likely go rancid.. but hey, it is their product they can advertise it however they want.