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Tiger likes lactose-free milk. Who knew?

Which I guess that means I'll also be drinking lactose-free milk for the foreseeable future.

I'm a bit worried that she's slowing down on the consumption of briney tuna, so today I went and both got some more tins of it (I'll eat it eventually if she doesn't), and a few other bits and pieces to test her on if/when tuna fails (including the aforementioned milk).

I looked in the baby food section for chicken (as per the advice of shadow_5tails I think) and am astonished at the fact that there's less of a range of products in the babyfood section than there is in the principality of cat food, but that it's equally and pointlessly pretentious, all along the lines of Thai-style chicken with mango and stawberry with biscotti and kirsch. All mooshed up in jars and squeezy-paks.

Anyhoo, couldn't find any unadulterated tinned chicken in the babyfood section but I did find some in the canned goods section - plus Turkey Spam! Ewww, ewww, ewww!

I so hope she doesn't like it, I don't want anyone seeing me buy this stuff. Turkey Spam looks too awful to be ironic, even here in the heart of [location redacted].

In fact I feel embarrassed to have it in the pantry.


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Jan. 19th, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
Turkey Spam -whateve would Monty Python have made of that? Did you see the photo that was doind the rounds on FB last week of Roast Chicken In A Can - truly disgusting.
Jan. 19th, 2013 08:41 am (UTC)
No but I did see it on the shelf today. A whole chicken according to the tin.
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
I saw that at a store here. What a truly revolting idea.
Jan. 20th, 2013 10:31 am (UTC)
It's actually not bad. It looks revolting when it comes out of the can, but if you throw it into a really hot oven for 10-15 minutes or so it comes out looking and tasting pretty much like roast chook. It's a staple of long distance sailors -- you can't keep fresh chicken any other way at sea so this is the best way of doing it. It's better than eating mouldy ships biscuits for weeks on end.

Turkey spam is quite OK too. I have been known to fry it up with chilli, onions and garlic and it's perfectly OK. I can't eat the actual real spam but Turkey Spam is quite OK.

Tinned meats really come into their own out on the ocean and for other situations where you can't get fresh meat or can't keep it frozen. I couldn't imagine making a regular thing out of them but they are great for sailing. One long distance race meat-in-a-tin I do like at home though is the Staggs Chilli in a can. I've actually had a lot worse chilli con carne served to me at so-called Mexican restaurants.
Jan. 21st, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
Tinned meats really come into their own out on the ocean

Before or after you've eaten the cabin boy?

Stagg Chilli - agreed!
Jan. 19th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
Our little old cat Odin went off his food during the heat wave, and seemed to shrink over a week to a scrap of his former self. On a whim I bought him tiny tins of Dine and Fancy Feast in fish flavours, and apparently that is the bomb. He's stacked on the weight again and is eating much more confidently and enthusastically than I've seen him in several years. Tinned fishy cat food - who knew? White tuna with white bait gravy or something equally pretentious and expensive, but the little barstard is no longer starving to death, so I can take it. :)
Jan. 21st, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that. :)
Jan. 19th, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
You never know about the turkey spam. It might just be the thing.
I hope she likes SOMEthing!
Jan. 21st, 2013 07:38 am (UTC)
See above comment from vonstrassburg the sailor!
Jan. 21st, 2013 10:44 am (UTC)
LOL What? You're going to make turkey spam chili for Tiger?
Jan. 20th, 2013 10:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, you shouldn't feed cats milk with lactose. You can buy special cat milk with the lactose taken out and taurine added, but it's expensive. Standard supermarket grade lactose free milk is fine. The bandit prefers muddy water out of a puddle on the side of the road, preferably with dead worms in it, of course, but you can't buy that in the supermarkets for some reason.
Jan. 21st, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Good to know I'm getting it right...

I don't know what it says about Tiger preferring the water from the shower recess though. I thought I'd solved my embarrassing worm problem.
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