I went into town to purchase cat food today and my nice little specialty pet shop didn't have the large (or the medium) bags of the type of food that I buy. The lady there (who I think is the owner's mother, though maybe she just looks older than she is and is his wife?) was pretty useless in telling me when, if ever, they would be getting more in. They also didn't have the canned food for Sadie – same brand. So now my dilemma is this…do I wait around and give them yet another chance to get a better handle on their stocking, or do I hunt for another store that sells my brand? This isn't the first time they have been out of food at their store. In the meantime I did grab a small bag of the cat food because I was completely out.
I feed the animals Nature's Variety. I got hooked on it after reading good things from a gal in my neighborhood here and then doing some more research on it. I was happy with Solid Gold's food, but with the Nature's Variety I feed the animals less and the cost per pound is about the same. Sadie wolfs down her food and her poops have finally been really consistently firm (she always had problems with random bouts of the runs in the past). The biggest problem will be finding another retailer that carries the brand. We'll see what happens.