He Likes It! He Likes It!

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Most people laugh when they find out my cat's name is, The Professor, however, within a few minutes of meeting him, they get it. The Professor is a ten-year-old Maine Coon that's constantly handing out lectures on why I should be petting him more, or why he needs more treats than I give him.

I got Professor the week I moved out on my own. We've been together for eleven years and he's my baby. He follows me everywhere I go, from room-to-room, to out in the garden and back in again. My neighbors laugh at us, calling him a dog in a cat costume. In a way, he is! He comes when I call, plays fetch, yells at me when he needs something and cuddles up to me at night.

From the day I got him, I've strived to provide him the best life a cat could want. I buy him the best food, more toys than I probably should, brush him weekly (He LOVES it!), and of course, shower him in treats!

Over the years, I've tried a few different foods and gobs and gobs of different treats. You see, Professor is picky. Incredibly picky. I learned years ago not to switch up his food, and when it comes to his treats, choose wisely. For example, I was sure since he's a cat, he would want salmon or tuna, but no, he likes chicken best.

He's also way hip to my game when I try to push anything new. So while I was more than happy to give Meow Mix Brushing Bites a try, I wasn't so sure the big guy was going to be so stoked. He's seriously THAT picky. I've given bags of ridiculously expensive treats away.

Remember how I said he follows me everywhere? It was never more true then when I was trying to take photos of the treats! I had to give him a few just to be left alone for a second! From the living room then out to the garden, he followed me and the Meow Mix Brushing Bites. Eventually, he got mad and started yelling at me to give up the treats.


Yaaaahooo!!! My picky kitty actually likes the treat that's good for him and fortified with Vitamin D and Calcium to support healthy bones.

I want The Professor to live as long as possible. Helping him keep his teeth and bones strong is going to play a big role in that.

You can purchase Meow Mix Brushing Bites at Walmart-- Available in Salmon or Chicken flavor!

The yummy treats can be found at your local Walmart and will also be available on Walmart.com soon. For now, you can find out more about Meow Mix Brushing Bites here.

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