D1 has acquired a cat - Oriental and very vocal. One of Iris' favourite things is Bonito Flakes which can be bought at Japanese delicatessens. D1 has been telling me for weeks that I should get some as a treat for Poppy and Parsifal but the nearest Japanese deli is in Subiaco and I figure that my cats are spoilt enough without expecting me to travel for treats for them.
However, D1 gave a container of the flakes to D2 but Chloe turned up her nose at them and so they eventually gravitated to me. Poppy, like Chloe, turned up her nose at them but Parsifal decided that they were exactly what he needed to make his life complete. I found him with the container, which he had knocked off the kitchen bench, trying to get the lid off it and he has made serious attempts to open the cupboard where I have stored the flakes.
I am not prepared to make them a part of his diet because he will expect me to keep on providing them for him, so I have two choices; I could wrap them securely and put them out with the rubbish - or I could pass them on to D3 for her cat. It is getting to be a bit like 'pass the parcel' and D3 will probably have the same problem with Sebastian as I have with Parsifal - and am I prepared to do that to a much-loved daughter?