The old woman was howling for some food. Since she is deaf, talking to her doesn't help, the howling doesn't stop until the food magically appears.
I popped the top on a can of "Chicken and Duck," looked at the gloopy mess of 'gravy' with largish tater-tot shaped nuggets of 'chicken and duck,' and sighed. I could tell by looking at it that she wasn't going to like this one. But, she had fooled me before, and just in case I was wrong, I crushed her meds into the bowl, added a spoonful of food, mashed the globettes into a paste, and set the bowl in front of her.
Moonie stopped howling long enough to approach the bowl, and with neck outstretched, give the food a tentative sniff. As predicted, she turned away, totally uninterested in the feast placed before her and resumed her howling.
I looked at the ingredients on the can. Everything looked good, lots of meat and vegetables, no grains, fillers, or weird stuff. I emptied the med-contaminated food down the sink and went to the cupboard to get the finicky old broad something else to eat. I pulled out a can of cheap stuff full of fillers, grains, and weird stuff, crushed another pill into it and set it on the floor in front of her. Moonie tucked into the food with unaccustomed gusto.
I shook my head at the notion that we had raised a cat with such pedestrian taste in food and returned to the can of 'chicken and duck.' Reluctant to waste the half-can that remained, I once again scanned the contents. There did not appear to be anything in it that would harm a blind dog, so I added the gloopy food to Ray's supper.
Ray approached the dish, and just like his sister, Moonie, with neck outstretched, sniffed tentatively at the food. I watched, satisfied, as he started in on it, then turned to the sink to wash the utensils.
Seconds later the dog walked away from the dish. I went to retrieve it for washing and saw that although he had licked away every bit of the 'gravy,' the naked nuggets of 'chicken and duck' remained.
Which brings me to the question, if both Moonie and Ray love chicken and both of the them like duck (Ray will eat dried duck strips and Moonie likes a nice can of duck on occasion), what the hell were those nuggets made of that neither on of them would eat them?