Before and After

“Learning is the measurement of knowledge before and after.”

~Eben Pagan~

I bought a new brand of wet cat food a couple weeks ago.

A little something for Gibbs, to mix in with his kibble. Varieties of salmon, chicken and salmon, and chicken and turkey.

Gibbs seems to be at issue with the latter variety.

Concerning a certain vegetable added to the mix.

“A picture is something that makes invisible its before and after.”

~Jeff Wall~

Peas. Gibbs does not like the peas.

It’s plainly visible, the before and after.

He gobbles up the kibble and the meaty mush…

then leaves the peas.

He’s an artist with his mouth, that one.

“Sever the edge between before and after.”

~Takuan Soho~

In this case, a green vegetable has been severed.

Or politely spit out.

And I have gained knowledge about which variety to never buy again.

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31 responses to Before and After

    • bikerchick57 says:

      He’s a funny, smart little dude. When he was sick last year, the same thing happened to the pill inside the pill pocket. Can’t get his dislikes past him.

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Gibbs and Theo really are kindred spirits. I’ve only tried to give Theo a pill once. He literally spit it across the room. Someone told me once that cats can’t spit – I beg to differ.

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Ha ha – You go Gibbs, no peas! They are so funny with their ability to sort out the smallest thing and spit it back.

  2. J-Dub says:

    The pic with the peas had me laughing. Gibbs certainly knows what he likes πŸ™‚

  3. loisajay says:

    Doesn’t it amaze you how they can find that one little thing in their food–and not eat it? Talk about a picky eater!! Gibbs–I am not a pea lover, either. Hang in there, buddy. She’ll get the message.

  4. Laura says:

    Love it! (I used to leave the peas when I was little, but at least I had the advantage of hands and a fork. This is actually a pretty impressive skill.)

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    haha it is funny how they can do this! Our dogs used to do the same thing, and you know how dogs usually wolf down anything…but there could be one green pea in the food, and somehow they’d manage to leave it. πŸ™‚

  6. Herman says:

    Well, we all know you can’t underestimate a cat, especially Mr. Gibbs! Great post!

  7. dweezer19 says:

    My little dog (God rest her) used to love beef stew and the bowl would be licked clean…with every pea and carrot cleanly licked as well..and lying in the bottom.

  8. Laurie says:

    That is hilarious. Cats are so inscrutable. I have a dog who eats ANY people food he can get. When I had cats, they were much more discerning!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Gibbs also hates pumpkin. His fur stands on end when I try to present it to him. Evil pumpkin. 🀨

  9. joey says:

    Funny! 3/4 of my animals like peas, and all of us humans do. Clara’s the odd one. She eats NO people food, ever tho. Catticus will not eat kibble unless it’s his brand, he needs the tricolor stuff. Cletus makes growly noises when he eats liver varieties of wet food. It’s completely impolite.
    They’re not unlike people πŸ˜‰

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yeah, I make growly noise too when I eat the best chocolate something ever or a medium rare steak off the grill. Grrrryum.
      I love peas, so that’s one thing I’ll never have to share with the boy.

  10. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    Gibbs is very much like me. I mean my mom would put the dinner on the table. The plate would be packed with mixed vegetables. Some I like, some I don’t. After 20 minutes (yes I am a slow eater), only the delicious food is gone, the vegetables are in the plate. πŸ™‚ I am an artist with a spoon.

      • Sharukh Bamboat says:

        I love peas, but I’m a cauliflower fan. However, I’m not a veggie person. I have very limited choices when it comes to vegetables.

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