|Seph begs for food at the closet door|
|Pearl loves to eat|
|Zoey begs for food with his eyes|
My cat, Zoey, doesn't bug us for food so much but he certainly can eat. He is a little overweight so we try to limit his meals, but he has a habit of stealing all of the other pet's food if he is hungry and has access to the food. This extends to any of our food that he can find in the garbage or on the counter, so we limit his access to the kitchen. The only way that this is possible is his fear of the dogs and they are between him and the kitchen.
|Kita as a youngster|
The collective eating habits of the 4 pets combined can get expensive. To combat this, we collect pet food coupons, watch for sales at the stores, and have loyalty cards for each of the pet stores that are nearby so that we can get discounted prices and coupons in the mail or by email. We purchase rawhides, bones and toys online when we find sales on Amazon or other sites. I also have signed up for email alerts for the pet foods we buy most often by visiting their websites, and occasionally they will email coupons and sales. I have my family members look for coupons for our favorite pet products and they clip and send them to us or give them to me when I see them. Regardless, their food is costly, so I'm always open to new tips on saving money without buying lower quality food. They are valued family members and are too important to let them eat anything that could shorten their lifespan or make them sick.