houdini does the covering up like poop thing too lol! just wait until your cat has been begging for something you're
eating and then does that hahahaha.
he does it sometimes with blue buffalo but only about 30% of the time. i find that he'll do it to cold food--the other two couldn't care less if it's cold, room temperature, whatever. it's just FOOD.
i looked up natural balance on www.doggiefood.com
and it is less expensive than most (some?) (well some of the BB gets pretty pricey because i want 100% grain-free) but i'm still waiting for my shipment of weruva. look at the pictures on that one--they look good. it's a little more than natural balance but if it's as good as it looks, i don't mind paying $4 a case more. i think doodlebug recommended tiki--same company--so that's next on my list. it's slightly more expensive, but more meat and less water.
i'm still experimenting with different foods. obviously they LOVE it if they can get some fancy feast but that's just all doctored up with crap to make it taste like mcdonald's for cats. i'm also fortunate that my cats don't appear to have any allergies. they're like me in that respect, i can eat almost anything and it doesn't bother me. ghost chiles, hot green chile, wasabi (mmmmm), no acid reflux, nada. thank god for small favors. and if i were gluten or soy sensitive, i'd be s.o.l.
i'll probably look at more online sites but so far dfc seems to have good prices. $49 and over you get free shipping (no matter the weight) and there are usually 10% off deals + free shipping for over $75. plus they have a drop-down where you can just browse brands but make sure you have a bottle of tylenol close. and you're closer to it, supposedly you'd get it in 1-2 days, mine isn't expected to be here before thursday but maybe it will be here today.