Who Wasn't There

🐙Writer, Collector of Antiquities, and Bibliophile.
🐙Co-Creator of FindChaos & ChaosLife comics.

🐙All-Around Weirdo.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
May I ask what brand of cat food you use? Or if you can recommend a decent brand that's also hopefully somewhat affordable?
whowasntthere whowasntthere Said:

nothingbutaduckling:

lunulata:

whowasntthere:

There are a lot of different schools of thought about brands of cat food, and some companies are even politically ridiculous (but make excellent food), and I don’t have the time or energy to rustle any jimmies. This is all personal advice, researched over a lifetime of having cats, knowing Biologists (some with g’damn doctorates) that do extensive pet food research for their own cats, and trial and error.

Basically, I personally don’t believe cat food is terribly affordable if it’s healthy. They need a diet high in protein/taurine/etc., and that ain’t cheap unless you’re cutting corners. That’s not even taking into account allergies/food sensitivities (from certain proteins, wheat, carageens, etc., etc.) or needing to switch to a vet-prescribed food. Also, cats can develop allergies to protein sources, so sometimes you might need to switch brands or protein sources altogether, or go to a Limited Ingredient Diet.

Here’s a list of ingredients that I personally avoid. It’s pretty extensive but it’s all well researched material. Protein should be the first ingredient in any cat food. I don’t believe in food with any grain or corn added in it (it probably doesn’t believe in me, either) and refuse to buy any food where it’s added. Organic and “All Natural” usually means fuck-all. Don’t fall for fancy bags or cans. Get used to reading labels. Wet food is best for all cats, raw food is great if your cats will eat it and you keep it all sanitary. 

I used to work in a pet store and I saw way too many owners crying over the loss of their cats because (even they admitted and the vets agreed) they unknowingly fed very poor-quality, cheap food. A cat is a creature that needs just as healthy a diet, if not healthier, than humans. Our cats have been in great health because I’ve followed these simple, but slightly expensive rules of thumb. 

If you’re not prepared to pay to keep your kitty healthy, I’d recommend getting a smaller pet like a rat that costs far less in food (and can even share some of yours), but is still cuddly, cute, clean and a companion. 

SUPER good info.

As a side note about rat food, btw, there’s just as many companies willing to sell you shit quality food for your rat that is either bad for them or doesn’t have any nutritional value they need, BUT since rats eat a whole lot less it’s still really easy to get your ratty cheap food that’s also super good for them! When I had my rat, I spent maybe $15 a month on her food.

Ah, every time I see someone talking about pet rats I want to get another little ratty friend. ;___; I love them so much.

All good information!! My girlfriend is in charge of getting food for our ratty friends but i know she would get upset hearing about people who aren’t feeding them right.

Side note- girlfriend/roommate are going to have like…12? 14? …a lot of ratty friends.

As a caveat, I was definitely not advocating feeding shitty rat food to ratty companions, and I never would. I was simply stating that it is cheaper to feed a teeny (.6- 1lb) animal who can also participate in some of your consumables than it is to feed a full-grown (perhaps 20lbs+, like ours) cat or two. We always feed our pets high-quality diets, no matter what species they are, and I wouldn’t advocate anything less. Our ratties ate a well-rounded diet that was supplemented with additional vitamins/minerals and lots of fresh foods (and yogurt drops, dear god, I miss sharing those), but in the end, it’s still much cheaper than feeding even one cat when you factor in both the weight and even sadly, the total lifespan. Any animal deserves respect in all areas of its care, I would never say otherwise.

thelingerielesbian:

knickerocker:

Just listed this set in the etsy shop 👉 knickerocker.etsy.com

LOVE

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I disagree that a cat should NEED wet food. I feel like there's a good number of excellent brands of dry cat food that's perfect for cats. And dry food from a good source is more reliable than wet food when it comes to recalls and spoilage.
whowasntthere whowasntthere Said:

I think idiotic, wimpy little Tumblr Anons often fail when it comes to reading comprehension, or certain individuals simply like being argumentative. Well guess what, honey child…

Never did I say that cats “need” wet food, just that it’s usually “best” for overall health — which it usually is, but if you want to deny countless scientific peer-reviewed studies, not to mention my original wording, then go right ahead.

Added to that, I never said that a cheap wet food is better than an excellent dry food. Where the crap are you pulling that from, your asshole? Or is your head already stuffed too far up there? 

And you shouldn’t be leaving wet food out all day so that it spoils, either. 

Seriously, go argue with someone else or learn to actually read, not just jump to knee-jerk argumentative politics. You certainly won’t get any boon here. 

Asker Anonymous Asks:
May I ask what brand of cat food you use? Or if you can recommend a decent brand that's also hopefully somewhat affordable?
whowasntthere whowasntthere Said:

There are a lot of different schools of thought about brands of cat food, and some companies are even politically ridiculous (but make excellent food), and I don’t have the time or energy to rustle any jimmies. This is all personal advice, researched over a lifetime of having cats, knowing Biologists (some with g’damn doctorates) that do extensive pet food research for their own cats, and trial and error.

Basically, I personally don’t believe cat food is terribly affordable if it’s healthy. They need a diet high in protein/taurine/etc., and that ain’t cheap unless you’re cutting corners. That’s not even taking into account allergies/food sensitivities (from certain proteins, wheat, carageens, etc., etc.) or needing to switch to a vet-prescribed food. Also, cats can develop allergies to protein sources, so sometimes you might need to switch brands or protein sources altogether, or go to a Limited Ingredient Diet.

Here’s a list of ingredients that I personally avoid. It’s pretty extensive but it’s all well researched material. Protein should be the first ingredient in any cat food. I don’t believe in food with any grain or corn added in it (it probably doesn’t believe in me, either) and refuse to buy any food where it’s added. Organic and “All Natural” usually means fuck-all. Don’t fall for fancy bags or cans. Get used to reading labels. Wet food is best for all cats, raw food is great if your cats will eat it and you keep it all sanitary. 

I used to work in a pet store and I saw way too many owners crying over the loss of their cats because (even they admitted and the vets agreed) they unknowingly fed very poor-quality, cheap food. A cat is a creature that needs just as healthy a diet, if not healthier, than humans. Our cats have been in great health because I’ve followed these simple, but slightly expensive rules of thumb. 

If you’re not prepared to pay to keep your kitty healthy, I’d recommend getting a smaller pet like a rat that costs far less in food (and can even share some of yours), but is still cuddly, cute, clean and a companion. 

Jiji TV — Look At This

Even the movie character is exasperated by Jiji’s breaking of the house rules.

Asker lunulata Asks:
Oh jeez, someone called you a guy in the comments on that fairy thing... Sigh... Looks like male is still default until proven otherwise! Bleh.
whowasntthere whowasntthere Said:

Again, sorry for that miscommunication. I should have thought through what I said more clearly (I sound a lot funnier in my head). I love what you and Stiffler are doing, I follow two of your comics, and I've actually taken a lot of my finer points from your posts. I consider you a great font of knowledge. I meant no harm, and it grieves me to think that you think worse of me.
whowasntthere whowasntthere Said:

I appreciate the clarification and there are no hard feelings — I’m quite relieved you don’t think I only blog smut! Tone is very hard to read on the internet and I guess I’m more used to getting genuine flak rather than friendly ribbing. There’s certainly no harm in a simple case of miscommunication and I hope you weren’t too upset by it, yourself. <3

findchaos:

Jiji’s Teething

Unfortunately for K, she was subjected to the most adorable mauling. I helpfully took pictures. He doesn’t even break the skin. We’ve offered him more than a few fancy teething toys, but nothing seems to beat K’s wrist.

I’m an enabler. I do this with every cat. My wrists are made of stronger stuff than dragon scales.

I don’t have anything against smut, but if I wanted to run a Smut-Driven-Blog, you’d know it.
I post sex-positive stories or advice every now and then, but not very often. It strikes me that when a man talks about sex positive subjects he’s considered intelligent and worldly, but when a woman does, she’s considered smutty. I hardly ever reblog anything approaching smut — including porn or nudes — so it’s very odd that you would find my blog “followed for the smut.” I might ‘Like’ the occasional porn image, but that’s for my own personal enjoyment or to save it for my spouse to see later.
Moreover, I write, I currently co-create three comics, I’ve created or co-created several comics in the past, I talk about trans issues, I talk about comics, I collect antique books, I work for UN approved charitable organizations, I’m in several anthologies this year and I try to raise awareness about social inequalities, mental illness and a wide variety of other subjects. A lot of what I reblog is aesthetic, comic related or from close friends and family here. I would hope people follow me more for those various reasons, not because I reblog the occasional photo of a vintage pin-up or a cheeky story once in a blue moon.
Maybe you meant well, but it still feels insulting that the sum of my blog is “smut.” It’s not. It never has been. And reducing it to such feels very invalidating towards all of my other passions, which I blog about much more often.