Percy and Tuna

It all started when few months back, our outdoor kitties used to eat cooked rice and sardines (one can) per meal. We would buy a lot of canned sardines and cheap hulled rice grains just for them. Our house pet, Percy was so conditioned with cans being opened and always would like to have some of the (tomato) sauce of the canned sardines. But we stopped giving them that kind of meal and replaced it with a cheaper cat food, Princess (brand).

Since then, Percy’s conditioned behavior stopped. We would once in a while open few canned goods but he seemed to forgot his behavior. Probably because we weren’t giving him food from the can we open (as those were not fishy). Extinction, it is.

Just recently, I got addicted in making tuna sandwich spread out of canned tuna. The first time I opened a can, Percy was just beside me. He wasn’t completely interested until I made him smell the tuna. He didn’t move while I transferred the tuna in a different container.

The moment I walked around the house, he followed me! A sign that he wanted some. I game him enough to make him full throughout the night.

Last week, we ran out of his cat food and he doesn’t eat other flavors of cat food so we had no choice. I had to open a can so he would have something to eat. He loved it to bit!

And now, every time I open the refrigerator and plates would make sound, he rushes to me and looks like begging for me to give him some treats! I can’t even say no because he’s so cute and all he is. I’m just scared his tummy will ache bad.

Lol whatta post. Conditioning pa ha? =))

Movie: 10 Promises To My Dog

A Japanese movie released way back 2008 is about Akari, (her dog) Socks, and the 10 promises to a dog! These are the 10 promises:

1) Listen patiently to what I have to say.
2) Trust me, for I am always on your side.
3) Play with me a lot.
4) Don’t forget that I have feelings too.
5) Let’s never fight, ‘Cause someday, I’ll be big enough to win.
6) If I don’t obey you, I have a good reason.
7) You have school, and friends. But as for me, I only have you.
8) Stay my best friend even when I’m old.
9) I’ll only live about ten years, so let’s make every moment count.
10) I’ll never forget our life together. So when my time comes, please be by my side.

When I heard of the 7th promise, I just wanted to cry. I feel like animals now. Like how they should be treated and be loved. We have cats and they depend on us in terms of food, water and shelter. They only have us. No one else.

Akari actually didn’t keep her promises as she had to leave for work and thought of Socks as a burden. Ah, especially when her childhood friend came back from abroad. My sister commented, “Ano ba yan si Akari, lumalandi pa kasi.”

I’d give this movie 8 ★s out of 10. It moved me, even made me cry! Though I thought there were boring parts, too. If you want to watch it, click here. It’s the first part/eight parts from YouTube. Enjoy!

If you don’t like cats, I can’t marry you

I never liked cats until there were two kittens who showed up last year. They were adorable. Then until there were more cats who were born and delivered here.

Today, we are feeding *counts* more or less 20 cats. But only 8 (+ 4 new born) cats sleeps in our garage.  Plus another one who’s living inside our house.

I love them all now.