Silky & Leo – 6 Months On

Silky & Leo – 6 Months On

It’s now six months since we collected Silky from deepest, darkest Ceredigion. She has most definitely made herself at home and it’s hard to remember life without her.

Leo eatingSilky is still skittish at times, but she’s definitely getting braver. Just the other day, she sat watching Leo eating from his biscuit bowl before deciding that she wanted those biscuits (which were exactly the same as her biscuits)… So she tapped Leo on his head and made him move out of the way. Leo looked at her as if to say “Well, I was done anyway!” and walked off.

So what are these biscuits which were so special that Silky had to have Leo’s share too? Canagan Cat Food, specifically Canagan Scottish Salmon Dry Cat Food.

Canagan Scottish Salmon Dry Cat Food is a healthy dry cat food containing freshly prepared deboned Scottish salmon, dried herring, dried Scottish salmon, as well as salmon oil, dried white fish, freshly prepared trout, minerals, vitamins and more. As you can see, this is an all-natural food for cats and is grain-free so helps control food intolerances and allergies.

Silky and Leo (particularly Leo) can be quite particular about their dry cat food and will turn their noses up at it if it’s not to their liking, but they’ve really enjoyed the change. Leo’s stomach can be quite sensitive, but he’s not had any problems at all with this dry food.

Silky will (and does) graze on dry cat food all day, but Leo doesn’t drink much so is more of a wet food kinda cat. As a treat, I gave them some Almo Nature Cat Food (it’s a bit more expensive than their usual Felix and Whiskas cat food), but boy does it go down well!

Almo Nature Classic Chicken and Shrimp Cat Food
Almo Nature Classic Chicken and Shrimp Cat Food

What I like about Almo Nature Cat Food is that it doesn’t look like other cat food. It actually looks like the food it’s supposed to be. It’s not processed crap. There’s no additives, artificial preservatives, taste enhancers or colours.

Silky eatingUsually, both cats will eat a bit and then walk off, coming back for more later. With Almo Nature Cat Food, both cats stay at their bowls until they’re licked clean. Then they sit cleaning themselves and generally looking happy. I’d say they’re pretty disappointed when they realise their next meal is going to be bog-standard cat food! I can’t afford Almo Nature on a regular basis, but it’s nice to treat the cats with every now and then.

Silky hasn’t lost any of her kitten-like energy. She lost her beloved squeaky mouse toy a few weeks ago, so I bought her a replacement (complete with catnip inside)… and have regretted it ever since! It’ll be the middle of the night and I’ll be fast asleep, only to be woken by the squeaking of a toy mouse getting nearer and nearer the bedroom door. I have to be careful not to step on it in the morning! Still, I guess it’s nice she thinks to bring me a gift (although I think she really just wants someone to play with in the middle of the night!).

Oh, and my nephew no longer calls her “Sulky”. She’s now called “Mary”, apparently. When asked why, he says it’s because it’s a cute name and she’s a very cute cat!


Many thanks to (via The Blogger Programme) for sending Silky & Leo food in return for an honest review.


  1. Hi Nikki,

    It certainly looks as though Silky has made herself very much at home and is managing to persuade Leo that she is here to stay, so he had better get used to the idea 🙂

    I hope that all is well with you.


  2. Kelly says:

    I’m glad Silky has settled in and they’re both doing so well together. My daughter has learned that it’s important not to skimp and go cheap on cat food. You’ll pay for it later in vet bills! Love the photos, too. 🙂

  3. Olivia Derby says:

    Aww! She looks so happy! When I brought my second cat home it was like all hell broke loose. We had to keep them in separate rooms for a full week before they would play nice. Now, they are the best of friends (big relief). The food looks great. Ever since our move we’ve had a super hard time finding food they like. I will see if we can order this and give it a try.

  4. Alison says:

    Great to see that Silky has settled in and they’re both getting on well together.
    Our two are shut downstairs at bedtime but last week we let them loose, thinking they might be calmer now they’re older but no! three 5am starts has killed us! They’re on lock-down again now 🙂

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