There’s a cat in my apartment block who I feed from time to time. Mostly, it’s because the owner of the cat (who lives on the third floor, and I live on the first) travels a fair bit with her work. I’ve spoken about Spidercat aka Biscuit previously, having remarked in some ways, he’s a bit of a pet for the entire apartment block, as he often invades my neighbour’s apartment also.

At first, I started offering Biscuit some reasonably nice tuna (the same kind I mostly consume) from the supermarket. He liked that. Then, being budget conscious, I started buying some rather generic cat food. No interest. And then when the generic cat-food failed to inspire, I recently decided to up the ante a little and to buy some more “upmarket cat-food”. When Biscuit followed me into the apartment tonight, and when I offered him some more up-market cat food there was no response at all. Sigh.

It seems biscuit prefers the rather nice “upmarket” “human” tuna I prefer myself to the more regular cat-food. These Surry Hills cats are all a little “too gourmet”, eh?

PS – Have I become the “crazy cat lady?”

Written by James O'Brien

I am from Sydney, Australia. My passions include: radio (my job), travel, genealogy, music, art, theatre, food, wine, and learning Swedish.


  1. Try the no name mackerel in tomato sauce. Cats generally love it. All mine do. They actually prefer it over a roast chicken.

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