Only In The First World29 September 2011
While waiting for the kettle to boil, I was idly reading a food packet that was on the kitchen work bench.
“Perfectly balanced nutrition – Exquisite taste and aroma – Wholesome ingredients – Enchanting shapes”.
Then: “Exceed your cat’s expectations”, “The refined flavour your cat demands”. And the wonderful “Sure to provide an exquisite dining experience for your cat”.
I haven’t found that Chloe is particularly enchanted by the shapes (or are they supposed to appeal to me?). I don’t think her expectations are ever exceeded (she has pretty high expectations) and I have no way of knowing whether she’s had an exquisite dining experience. Is she supposed to leave a large tip?
David swears that about 20 years ago he bought some cat food in France which he thinks was called Suculus. This suggested “Serve with a side salad to enhance your cat’s enjoyment”. I know exactly what MY cat would say if I presented her with anything resembling food that you grow, rather than kill. (Although I did have a cat who loved peas, and he lived to 16).