Ever fancied trying a can of Sheba just to see? No, neither have we.
But, American pet-store owner, Dorothy Hunter, is eating nothing but cat and dog food for 30 days to prove to the world it’s just as nutritious and delicious as human food. Honestly, we were happy to take her word for it but okay.
Dorothy owns the Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium stores in Washington and says she only sells natural and healthy pet food. And to prove it’s so good even humans can eat it, she started her pet food diet on June 19 and intends to stay on it for a month. Ooh, jellied tripe for tea again.
Dot told the Tri-City Herald: ‘You’d be surprised how tasty dog and cat food can be when it’s made right.’ Hmm, yes, we probably would.
She is careful to stress that this isn’t just any pet food, her brand of pet food is selected for its nutritional value and is free fr
om animal by-products and preservatives.
She’s also insistent that it tastes really amazing (really? Better than spag bol? Are you sure?)
Her favourite meals are the Tiki canned chicken cat food and the Natural Balance kibble. Grim.
‘I know people think this is crazy,’ she told the paper, ‘but I can’t stress enough how important it is to read labels and see what’s in the food you eat – whether it’s pet food and human food.’
Well, she’s definitely got a point there, particularly given what’s been found in some human foods in the past.
And no doubt her bizarre diet has garnered lots of free publicity for her pet stores. Actually, maybe she’s not so crazy after all.