Well I went to the grocery store the other day and saw something there I have never seen there before, so I thought I would buy it and bring it home for the cats. I know this isn't for everyone so I've created one of those jump breaks so if you are getting this emailed to you or you are reading it in a reader *hopefully* you won't see the rest of the post after Eli's warning picture unless you come to the blog to see it.
Hopefully only people who want to continue on can see this part, and if not I apologise, I've never tried a jump break before.
Yes, I bought chicken feet. Why they call them chicken paws I have no idea. This whole package cost me just over three dollars, so I figured if no one was interested then it wasn't that much of a waste. I've also read that they are awesome to put into the pot when you are making chicken bone broth because it adds a lot of gelatin.
So I had to wait for them to thaw, and last night I thought would be a good time to try it since we were out of thawed raw food and we were waiting for our 'emergency quick thaw' food to thaw and the cats were HUNGRY.. I received a lot of attention while opening up the package and attempting to extract two for them. I will admit it completely and utterly grossed me out and I did not want to touch them.
Yes, feel free to say eeew.. I don't think I stopped saying it.. my husband could barely look at me while I was doing this. Oh the things I do for my cats..
Initially things look good..
I LOVE Jack's facial expressions while I was doing this. It was very much 'what have you done' and 'what are we supposed to do with those' and 'could you please give us real food'. I was pretty sure the older half of The Crew - Jack Muffin and Eli wouldn't have anything to do with them, so I was very surprised he pulled one off the plate. I knew Kit wouldn't do much with them. Twee might have but she didn't. Fleurp might have chewed on it but not really been interested - but she was just not interested. I was pretty sure Skippy would chew on them for a while and he simply walked away.
Chicken paws - seven adult cat paws down.
Notice I said adult..
They all really liked the paw, but they had no idea what to do with it. Mary came over and immediately started growling and hissing at her sisters, as you can see in the last two photos they finally backed off and let her have it. After a while she became frustrated and one of her sisters would give it another go. They ended up all taking several turns before I put some canned food down and they ran over and ate that instead.
They played with it, chewed on it, held it down with their paws and ripped at it with their teeth.. and yet it still looked in pretty good shape. I left it down there and went to create this post so I am curious what it will look like in the morning. Knowing my luck they'll hide it under the couch and I'll have to dig it out.. although I'm kinda hoping it ends up in the litter box so I don't have to touch it.
I'll probably see if any of my dog owning friends are interested in them because they have an easier time crunching through it, because I don't know if I can face cooking them in my broth.