Friday, 11 October 2013

Food Waste Friday - Never work with children or animals...

This week it's the food waste that every parent knows well. What can I say? Why slice a pear in two and save half for later when you can nibble all around the edge and leave it unappetisingly in the kitchen for your mother to deal with. Grrrrrr! Other than that and half a squidgy banana that was too far gone to be transformed into anything, the human food waste situation was respectable.



However I'm not sure what the rules of Food Waste Friday are when it comes to pet food. It's food and we've wasted it so I'll declare it! (Spot the thinly veiled excuse to share kitten pics!) Since the kittens arrived nearly a fortnight ago, it's been a learning curve as far as estimating the volume of food consumed by two small felines goes. We seem to have got the wet food down to a fine art, but some of us are rather generous with the portions of dry food, and it's harder to keep track of how long that's been out and actually, I'm not really sure how long dry cat food can be left out, so to err on the side of the caution where the young tums are concerned, we've ended up throwing some away.



Can you spot the difference!

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Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com
to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it. 

11 comments:

  1. How old are the kittens now? They are very pretty and of course, very cute. As far as dry food goes, if it's in a clean dry bowl, it's okay for several days.

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    1. 9 weeks on Monday. Thanks for the dry food advice. That's one kitten anxiety less! With different members of the family topping bowls up at different times it was all getting a bit confusing.

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  2. Love the kitten pics. Regarding bananas - freeze bananas that are too brown for anyone to want to eat. Use them - slightly thawed - in your baking. One-half a banana equals one egg in baking. I have someone who is allergic to eggs and I use the frozen banana trick all the time in place of eggs and it turns out great.

    Myra, from Canada where it is a damp, cool, autumn day and the wind yesterday blew most of the leaves off the trees that were ready.

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    1. Thank you for the banana tip - I just didn't get to them in time to do anything with them last week!

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  3. Yay for kitten pix! They are lovely. Easy to tell apart because of the difference in the white fur around their eyes. I used to hate it when young folks left half-eaten fruit; I think the only solution is to finish it right away yourself :)

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    1. Yes, I do often save half eaten fruit. This pear just went a bit too squishy for my liking!

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  4. The kittens are so cute :) I bet they've been keeping you on your toes.

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    1. The kittens have been pretty good so far - they play with each other for a lot of the time!

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  5. My cat will turn his nose up at dry food that has been in his bowl for a while so I give him a clean bowl twice a day with fresh dry food and then just top it up with the leftovers.

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  6. We had a problem with all the children feeding the cats every time they squeaked - one started getting quite portly. Now they have three feeding times a day (could be two larger meals, but one cat can only tolerate a small amount of food before her tummy gets funny. You don't want a cat with a funny tummy. Not on the carpet anyway).
    We only feed them dry food, which the vet says is fine (plus cheese scraps, and bacon!), so I have marked two lines on a measuring cup, 1 cat and 2 cats, so that they are only getting the amount of food the packet says they need, and everyone in the house can feed them (but only at their set times). It is really easy to overfeed animals, especially when they are looking at you beseechingly...

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