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Tuesday · October 19 2004

I need help with 2 things:

  1. What is the story with the “Day-O” chant you hear on the PA system at ballgames. The speakers scream, “Day-O,” then the crowd yells back, “Day-O.” Repeat this a couple times and it ends abruptly. I really don't get it. It doesn't get louder, increase tempo, or anything. I realize it's a sporting event, too. “Who let the dogs out?” and “Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose, Jooo-say, Jooo-ooo-say” chants are silly, but they excite the crowd. “Day-O” is just like, “Okay, we did that, what next?”
  2. Why have my cats stopped eating dry food? They are pleading and whining in hunger for wet, fatty food, when they have a full bowl of reasonably healthy-for-them dry food. They stopped eating dry food in the last few months. Any ideas?
What you had to say:
October 19 2004

(Can you tell it is a slow work day by the amount of my posts?)
On the Cat tip, while I have no idea why they are refusing to eat the dry food, I have heard that wet food is actually supposed to be better for them. Dry food has a lot of Carbs which they usually wouldn't get too much of in their diet. In fact my friend's vet recommended taking their cat off the dry food to help lose weight!
Of course, my cat gets dry food because I am cheap and lazy. ;)

October 19 2004

Wow, I assumed the exact opposite. They really like the wet food, I know that much for sure.

October 19 2004

I should mention that my info is all heresay.

October 19 2004

I've never fed my cat dry food, and he's slim and healthy (albeit loud, as anyone who's been to my house knows). He was very unhealthy when I adopted him, and I've found that good-quality wet food has done wonders. It doesn't necessarily have more fat, either, if you get a decent brand.

October 19 2004

Coming from Kourt and I ( the new cat ladies in California- we have 4 cats) who wet food would probably get expensive0 and I too am lazy as Stef...
but we have always fed them dry food- however, i throw in the wet food as a treat and they sure do come running! Jay- it's like I tell my parents of my patients every day (and you have one on the way!) that if you give your child fruit gerber first- they probably will never eat the veggies- why would they when they can whine until they get fruit everyday- to wrap it up= your cats are acting spoiled :) it tastes better and they're doing their own version of a strike!

October 19 2004

I just thought you might like to know that I'm now thinking, hearing, speaking, and moving to... Day-O.

October 19 2004

All the cat wisdom I thought I'd gathered about cat food over the years always said wet food = no, just b/c it's bad for their teeth. (As everybody else points out about themselves, I'm no cat expert.) But I do know that dry food is good for their teeth, and if you want to get them off the wet stuff... they'll eat eventually if they are hungry enough!!!

October 19 2004

Isn't that Day-O from the being of the Harry Belafonte song- The Banana Boat Song?

Day-O. Da-ay-O. Daylight come and me wanna go home.

I still don't get the significance, but I think that's where it comes from.

In other news, I got my tonsils ganked yesterday. Not a good time. I can't talk, but I can type...

October 20 2004

I did know it was from some old song, but I still don't see how it's supposed to pump up the crowd.

I hope your throat feels better soon. That can't be fun.

October 20 2004

What is really weird is that nothing really changed about the cats diet or schedule. They would have dry food mostly with wet food every few days. They have just decided to cut out the dry food part. They have been eating the same brand for over 4 years with no problems before. I mostly worry about their teeth because neither one of them lets me come close to brushing them. I try to give them the tarter control treats to help. What brand of wet food do you give your cats?

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