That time I went to the grocery store to buy canned pumpkin…for my cat.

Hey kids! Sorry I’m posting later than usual! I normally write my post the night before, and then have it publish automatically at a certain time. But yesterday was hectic and I had no time!

So earlier this week, I called my vet because my cat has been doing this weird coughing/gagging thing that sounds kind of like she is trying to cough up a hairball, but slightly off. If I could make the sound for you right now, I would.

She had kidney problems (her kidney levels are actually normalized now, so yay! and yes I’m aware there’s no such thing as “kidney levels” but you get the idea), so she is on a special diet meant for cats with renal problems. This food can apparently make it harder for cats to cough up hairballs so he prescribed canned pumpkin to push it the other direction, if you catch my drift.

Photo Oct 07, 4 52 21 PM
Weirdest thing I’ve ever bought for my cat

And since we’re on the topic of food, I might as well share some of my eats from this week.

The other night, my mom and I went to Trader Joe’s and they now have spaghetti squash! So excited!

spaghetti squash
Before we gutted them with a fork and created spaghetti

So, today for lunch I had some spaghetti squash and threw in some green beans cause I’m weird like that

Doesn't look the greatest, but it was yummers
Doesn’t look the greatest, but it was yummers

Also at TJ’s is one of my favorite dips.

Sooo good
Sooo good

I always forget about this until I randomly spot it in the aisle and remember how much I love it. It’s fat free which means I can eat the whole jar, right?

While we were at TJ’s, I decided that I would make fajitas on Thursday. So we bought everything…except the chicken for the fajitas. Something told me that sprouted wheat tortillas and grilled onions would not fill up Kyle and my dad. Maybe it would just make the gassy?

So Thursday after work I stopped off at TJ’s again to buy the chicken. Oh and almond butter because they did not have that earlier in the week.

One of Kyle's fajitas. Notice how it's hanging off of the plate.
One of Kyle’s fajitas. Notice how it’s hanging off of the plate.

And I wanted to make mine lighter

So I used lettuce instead. Normally I use cabbage or a dark leafy green (collards or something), but they were out.
So I used lettuce instead. Normally I use cabbage or a dark leafy green (collards or something), but they were out.

Happy start to the weekend everyone! I’m most excited for my first run with speed work (400m repeats)! I will probably report back with a much different attitude.

What was the best thing you ate this week?

Have you ever bought pumpkin for your cat? Can we be friends?


14 thoughts on “That time I went to the grocery store to buy canned pumpkin…for my cat.

  1. Gus ate pumpkin when he was having GI issues a couple of months back. LOVED it.
    He enjoyed his pumpkin, rice, chicken dinners quite a bit.

    1. I love it because they have a good selection of whole foods, without the cost of going to Whole Foods. Also, they seem to have a better selection of “healthier” packaged food, better than what I find at Safeway. Their packaged items don’t have trans-fats (at least everything I’ve examined) and seem to have less additives, etc. So for me, it’s like at Safeway I feel like I have to weed through the crap to get to the gold, but at TJ’s the gold is more abundant. But that’s just my opinion πŸ™‚

  2. We have a dog, but I’ve never bought her canned pumpkin. However, my sister makes her own dog food and canned pumpkin is one of the ingredients!
    Favourite thing I’ve eaten this week – 72% dark chocolate.

    1. OMG I’m jealous, I wish I was cool/skilled enough to make dog food! And yum! I’m not a chocolate lover (insert gasp) but when I went to Germany I tried different percentages of dark chocolate and they were delicious.

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