Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sweet Stubborn Meezer Boy #MyCatMyMuse #ad

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How many times have you heard me lamenting about Maxwell's refusal to eat wet cat food? I even threatened to ship him to his Aunt Connie for an Intervention, he was that stubborn.

I've been keeping quiet about it (because I wanted to make sure it was really happening) but something huge happened back in August. Who knows how long it had been going on, but that's when we noticed.

Maxwell was stealing Faraday's dinner. His wet food dinner.

The Culprit: Maxie. And am I ever excited abotu this! WET FOOD! YAY!
"Guilty as charged, Momma."
 O...M...G... Happy dance time!

Right now, I'm all about keeping him interested in wet food - the good, grain free, no plant protein kind. So when I saw there was a campaign on Purina's new Muse® Natural Cat Food, I wanted to see what it was all about.

the aisle where you can find Purina Muse® Natural Cat Food in PetSmart

I ran over to PetSmart - that's the only place you can find Muse - to take a look.
Here's what I found:
  • Muse is a wet food. Period. (love!) 
  • There are 5 different types of recipes: Chowder, in Broth, with Toppers, in Gravy and Paté. 
Our kids love Paté, so that was a given. But I wanted to try another style, too, and when I saw that two of them had Bonito Toppers, I thought Faraday might like them.

And to be honest, I owe the little guy. Who knows how long Maxie's been stealing his dinner? No wonder the poor thing was acting starved!

I picked up several cans of chicken, turkey and salmon.
Here's what I found on the label:
  • Only seven ingredients (excluding vitamins & supplements)  - and the first 5 are meat protein, real fish and poultry. 
  • Grain free, and no pea protein, which I really love. 
  • No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and 100% complete and balanced for adult cats.
I'm pretty pleased with what I saw on their labels. But will Maxie eat it???

Purina states that "Natural has never been so delicious. Put Muse to the test with our clean plate guarantee."

Well, if you insist....

Gorgeous girlcat delicately nibbling at Purina Muse Paté #MyCatMyMuse
"M-m-m-m. Delish!"
Not that we'd ever accuse our little princess of pigging out... but she does love her food. And this definitely appealed to her taste buds.

A lot.

"Don't bother me while I'm eating, Mother!" ~Allie
Um, Allie? That's not terribly ladylike.   ...Allie?
Someone else was really interested, too.

Girlcats do NOT share their favorite foods.
Max: "Uh, Allie? Can I have a taste?" 
Allie: "Get your OWN, this is MINE."
Poor Maxie. And once he got his own plate? Well, somekitty decided he'd had enough of his big brother stealing his food. And decided turnaround was fair play.

Pushy brothers push in on the food.
Faraday: "M-m-m. Move it, Maxie. Incoming!"

Hey!  I said a BITE not the whole thing!

1 photo = 1,000 dirty words. Calm down, Maxie, I'll get Faraday his own. And refill yours.

Maxwell is NOT amused.
Um, Maxie? I know you're a bit miffed, but be careful.
Your face might freeze that way.

That was taken a week ago. They're all still happily chowing down - as long as I run interference to make sure everyone gets their fair share.

Purina states that "With Muse you don’t have to choose between natural nutrition and food that tastes great. Your cat can have both when you choose Muse." I would agree. I like the ingredients, and they obviously love the flavor.  As the mom of one very fickle and stubborn kitty, I also know how tastes can change overnight. Given that that there are two dozen varieties, I like that this gives me options.

The Mystery of the Missing Food

That was the paté. What about the Toppers?
Their initial response not surprising, as under the topper it was shredded food in gravy and none of our three have ever been fans of the shreds.

But when I came back an hour later...clean plate.
Any guesses as to who might have eaten it?

There's a nice Buy 3 Purina Muse Natural Cat Food, Get 3 Free coupon here, if you want to try it out for yourself. So if you're looking for a good wet food to add to your pantry, I'd love to hear what you (and your cats) think of it!



  1. that's interesting....we will have to have the mom look into that one

  2. I have a couple cans of Muse set aside for Miss Fussy Mudpie...I'm anxious to see what her thoughts are!

  3. Oh I'm a pate' boy and very picky about food BUTTTTT Mom says she'll try this one out on me and I'm glad to hear it.....sounds delish!

    Hugs, Sammy

  4. *happydance* YAY Maxie.. although I was hoping you would hold out so you would be sent here for that intervention!! ;)

    And no accompanying line of dry food, score! and no peas!?!? wow.. awesome

  5. Interesting to hear about Muse. Maybe I can talk Dad into buying some for me to try.

  6. I always want to tell my experience with cat food when I read a story like this. My original Miss Gitty gave birth and only one kitten survived so I had to keep him. Opie was beautiful and loving. Back in the 80's nobody was talking about F.U.S. or the importance of feeding wet food. The box of cat food I gave them said 100% complete. When Opie became very sick, the vet told me it was because he only ate dry food. I lost him within days and wrote the company a scathing letter and poured out my pain. It wasn't six months later that they came out with a wet version and labeled their box about using both wet and dry food. It is so important. Sorry for the long response. It just brings back the anger I felt at losing him. ♥

  7. We all steal each other's food too - my human has to stand around like a mess hall prison guard while we're eating!

  8. Will have to get some and try to see if my picky eaters will nosh down on it!
    Great review and photos!

  9. The Farm cats sucked these down too. There was almost a war as a matter of fact.

  10. We kitties are pate or the highway, but we do like bonito flakes so who knows with the shreds. Two of us are not fans of stinky goodness and will only eat a small amount if the flavor of the day happens to amuse us. We still have Hill's stress/cd dry, which Mom wishes we could get off of. She's pretty afraid a couple of us might actually starve, however. Thanks for letting us know about this new food. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  11. Congratulations, Maxie, on learning to appreciate wet food. Only the best, of course!!!

    The Chans

  12. My kitties get wet food for special occasions and just love it.

  13. Well done maxie! I like wet food, and gravy has always been my favourite. I never liked it in jelly, but now that is my favourite.

  14. Yay for Maxwell ! That's great that you begin to appreciate wet food ! Purrs

  15. Maxwell is so pawsome! He was just holding out for a wet food that he really loved. This food sounds great. I will have to check it out next time I'm at the pet store. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at

  16. Oh me cats and kittens mommy's alweady got da Petsmart site open. Ifin yous read any of meez posts lately yous know meez a big fan of da dwy kibble too and not so much of da wets. This just gave mommy da hope and push dat might make hers win da nom war weez havin'. Glad dat everykitty liked da noms.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  17. Paws up, Maxwell! That bite Fraday was taking while stealing his food was totally Ashtonworthy, too. Pierre has been difficult recently with food and has been getting what the head peep calls "junk food" to get him to eat. This might be worth a look to see if it interests our fussy eater, too.

  18. Way to go, Maxie!!! We're so happy to hear you're off the ... *ahem* ... crack. ; )
    So we guess that sometimes food thieving can actually lead to good things!

  19. Hmmm, too bad Petsmart is so far from our den...but maybe Minko would eat it by himself.

    We loved seeing you chow down so heartily!

  20. Your kitties are adorable! We're happy they liked Purina Muse®. Thanks #client


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