This is a new one on me. After I just told you that cats are atheists, reader Lorena sent me a picture she took of a can of cat food she bought for her ailing cat (she thought it would stimulate his appetite):
So there are Jewish cats as well as atheist cats! I don’t know where in Talmud it mandates kosher food for pets, but I’m sure some reader will inform me why we need such comestibles.
This is real, by the way: check out Evanger’s kosher pet food site.
I wonder if they have gefilte fish flavor. . .or whether Hili (a confirmed atheist) would eat this.
UPDATE: I asked Lorena if her cat actually liked this stuff, and she replied “Thanks for posting my picture! The cat liked the food but was unimpressed with its kosherness, since he also stole bacon off my plate.” There is still no evidence, then, of any religiosity in cats.
She included a link to a post on halal cat food (“The lunach of Islam #14,998 (or thereabouts): Halal cat food”) that has some absolutely hilarious stuff in it. Here’s part of an ad from a British firm that makes this food:
Those that have attempted to comply with their faith’s requirement by buying fish based products are doubly concerned on discovering, that even in this supposedly harmless product the coating used on the food itself contains haram meat and even pork.
Muezza Pure, our premium brand of cat food (minimum 39% meat content) is the UK’s first Halal pet food for cats. It gives Muslim cat owners the choice and opportunity of purchasing a 100% Halal pet food for their cats, thus avoiding the need to compromise their beliefs by handling Haram food stuffs in their home.
Muezza, of course, was the name of Mohamed’s mythical cat.