Most of you know about my darling cat, Cloud since I randomly post pictures of her, but what you may not know is that last year she got a chunk of brand recognition as well from the country’s top feline food brands. While she may not seem at all camera or people-shy when I’m shooting lovely photos of her at home the case is quite the opposite when she’s out in public. When it comes to the limelight away from home…she’d much rather kiss a dog.
Undoubtedly an introvert at the Fancy Feast Catcrafternoon event last November.
There’s one thing I’m sure of about Cloud no matter where though, she’s a picky eater and she has tender constitution (a sensitive digestive system). The first year we had her we fed her the usual cheaper dry kibble (won’t mention the brand) that we feed our fat tabby cats. Our other cats didn’t have problems with this brand of food. Cloud, a Himalayan-Persian, after several months ended up with either kidney or liver infections and she puked way too often indicating that the food made her acidic and that it was too high in sodium. So for awhile I shifted her to soft food, and I fed her Fancy Feast (even before we were recognized by them, which is why I know God cares) in conjunction with other soft food for about 6 months so that her system could recover. As soon as Cloud sees me holding a Fancy Feast can she follows me intently, a testament to how much the flavor excites her. She recovered from an enlarged kidney after eating Fancy Feast for over a month. Here she’s enjoying her take home gift from the brand after her appearance at their Catcrafternoon event.
Fancy Feast is wonderful but once Cloud was well, dry kibble still had to be her staple for easier feeding. I didn’t want to shift her back to the regular brand of kibble we gave her which was what made her sick. So without delay I started feeding her Royal Canin Persian30 dry food while still feeding Fancy Feast once in awhile. Royal Canin Persian30 dry food made her hair grow surprisingly thick and beautiful within a few months, got rid of some balding areas she had on her back and increased her overall health and happiness. By the way, can you tell? She loves the taste, too. She left a heart in her bowl once.
However, I worried that feeding her Royal Canin for a long time might strain the family budget a little because it’s one of the best pet foods in the country and while it totally improved her it’s pretty pricy. I asked God for a way so that we could keep feeding her Royal Canin for longer. Then out of the blue a Royal Canin representative emailed me saying he represented the brand and would like to invite Cloud to their Day of the Cat event at Resorts World. He had heard about Cloud from his wife who follows me via Instagram or the blog. He also had no idea if we fed Cloud Royal Canin and was delighted when I said it was one of the food brands that made her well and improved her overall heath. He said that if we made an appearance with Cloud we’d be going home with 10kg bags of Royal Canin kibble of our choice. Due to a sudden work commitment on my part for the day my Dad had to bring reluctant Cloud to the Royal Canin event (where she also didn’t want to show her face), he presented her on stage, socialized with other cats (or tried to) and they came home with not one, not two, but…
…three! Three free 10kg bags of Royal Canin, each bag about half as tall as me! Due to tight planning for the event we were given the variant Fit32, we didn’t get Persian30 but we were told we could consume one bag of Fit32 for now, and they’d replace the other two later on with Royal Canin Persian30, her favorite. Just so you know, this was taken in our living room and I didn’t set it up at all. This was the next morning, the day after the event. I found her like this in front of all three bags and I just decided to run and grab my camera to take a shot of an obviously very proud kitty. Thanks to both Fancy Feast and Royal Canin for showering Cloud with much needed love. Her tummy thanks you.