Originally Posted: 2005-06-28 2:44pm

You too, can benefit from my cat's mid-life crisis.

The vet says that my cat is 11 years old. Beyond that guess, I have no clue how old she is. I found her last year in the Portland Japanese Garden, wandering around, waiting to be pet or fed by garden enthusiasts.

In the past year or so, I've tried to feed her "senior cat" food and treats. Each and every time, she snubs it like I've insulted her with "old cat" food. In her defense, she doesn't act like a geriatric cat. Beyond her slight heart-murmur, she exhibits all the signs of a young cat. She likes rides in the car, long walks along the beach, watching seagulls fight for popcorn, and spying on neighbor cats. She rises early in the morning to demand food. -But not just any food--my cat wants younger-cat food.

I look at her and say, "why aren't you eating your 'joint-health' kitty treats? And why aren't you eating your senior formula? You know we have to be mindful of your urinary tract health!"

For days, we've been in a battle of wills over healthy cat food. I pour her "senior" cat food out into her fish-shaped dish and she stares at me, sniffs the food, and walks away, bemoaning my choice in food. She didn't eat any of it for five days. Meanwhile, my boyfriend has undermined my efforts by feeding her bits of steak.

I'm giving up. If she insists on eating young, I'm not going to stop her.

But this leads me to the "free" part: I have a lot of senior food and kitty treats (which are perfectly fine, despite her dislike for them). If you want them for your elderly cat, email me, and we'll arrange a pick up for them.

Maybe your cat acts it's age and would appreciate tasty treats laced with glucosamine.

Sorry, the cat food is gone, but the ad remains because so many people seemed to enjoy it. Thanks Craig's List-ers!

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