Disclaimer: I wasn’t paid for this product review, in any way, shape or form. Not even in wine or choc teddy bear biscuits. We were supplied with the products to review, free of charge and my cats ate it. Also, I didn’t review it – Monkey Boy, my 10 year old did.
The Stupid Cats, also known as our pets, eat cat food. It is what they do. Also, Chippie the toddler has been known to partake in a handful or seven, but I think he’s grown out of it now.
Anyhoo, the lovely peeps at Coles sent us some of the Optimum Cat Food (wet and dry) for the stupid cats to eat and let us know what they thought.
Also, vet Dr Chris Brown is involved in a Love Your Pets thingy that Coles are doing, as well as supporting a partnership between Coles and PetRescue to give 2000 pets a home. Because the plight of some pets, especially after the “ooh aren’t the cute” novelty post-Christmas has worn off, is very sad and there are more cats and dogs dumped and left to fend for themselves. So this is a really good thing, and I, personally, would like to see more pets off the street, and being cared for by nice people. Even if they are stupid cats.
So, the cats got to eat some of this:
and some of this:
And Monkey Boy, who’s job it is to feed the cats, says:
The cats really, really, really, really, really liked it and, um, it didn’t stink really, really, really, really, really bad like other cat food we’ve used.
It looked like the normal tuna that we eat, and I was gonna try some cos it looked ok, but I didn’t – because it’s cat food. I wanna try it again. For the cats.
There you have it. An elaborate, articulate and enthusiastic review of Optimum brand cat food, by a ten year old.
As one who gags at the smell of cat food and has been known to yell, rather loudly, “Who put the bloody cat food spoon on the sink like that?!” in between retching, I have to say that this one has little to no effect on my sense of smell or penchant for disgust at the mundate at all.
(Am very serious. It’s not funny. It’s a terrible affliction. I thought all cat food smelt really bad. Apparently not. And please stop laughing at my misfortune. Have you ever had to yell the same thing at the same kid, over and over and over, about putting the bloody spoon used to feed the bloody stupid cats in the bloody dishwasher while trying not to vomit? Well, have you?)
Also, the cats didn’t throw up after eating this stuff, so that was a bonus.
And I may have felt just mildly less revolted had Chippie actually made it to the cat bowl and stuck his fingers in it. Thankfully, I was quick – possibly due to having my desire to vomit considerably reduced – and he was thwarted in such attempt.
The dry food retails at around $5.19 for 500g and the little tins of wet food at around .75 cents for 85g. They do dog food as well. We don’t have a stupid dog, so we didn’t test this one.