Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Cat Food

A tiny ginger and white cat, Purl left a trash bin behind Walgreens to walk into my kennel with food. It wasn’t easy to get her, she had evaded me for weeks. She could not be captured three times that night, in freezing cold weather. She left in time to have her babies in a house. February 3, 2011, Purl had six beautiful kittens that continue to amaze me to this day.

Purl found herself in my home the week my last cat died in my arms. That cat was poisoned by pet food during the 2007 pet food recall, What I would feed purl, if I couldn’t get her adopted, was high in my priority. It takes time, energy and money to give palliative care to a cat.

Never prepared, after her kittens births I bought Purl a can of cat stew. I wasn’t prepared for this big a crew of kittens. In the next few months the boys started to eat like a pride, ripping into any piece of meat they could find. A pride is how they were labeled by their vet.

Food was on my mind, that led me to starting nutritional research. In 2011 pet food startups were pressed to publish where their ingredients were sourced. Honest Kitchen had come up on some websites, they had samples. The first sample we used as a topper. The kittens loved it.

As years went by we travelled and had a very rough life but we stayed together. Whenever a cat didn’t feel well or we were moving too much, I ordered Honest Kitchen. Flash forward, it is now 2023.

They have finally expanded their line of products. In the beginning my cats loved the Wishes for cats and dehydrated food. We tried their digestive supplement once for Prince, RIP. He didn’t like it but I have a handsome picture of him with it, I’ll look around.

As of June 2023 the Ginger Cat Family has tried all three of the new dehydrated cat food recipes. This formula is easy to prepare. I can stretch the budget by mixing it with chicken bone broth and chicken pieces cooked from scratch.

Initial worries I had about some ingredients now have shifted from where are they sourced, to how were they grown. I read EWG.org both blueberries and cranberries have made the Dirty Dozen list. I can supplement this with organic blueberries when I am concerned about urinary tract infections..

Purl has four cats left. I worry about hydration in a hot climate and getting water can be a problem. After more than a decade when one of them is sick I fall back on their dehydrated cat recipe along with homemade recipes so get them healthy. As a topping or a full meal they love it.

I read many of the reviews. I think cats raised on very stinky canned cat food might have a hard time changing their cat to this wholesome mix. My cats started eating it as kittens. Both because of convenience and good health/hydration serving it soupy is good, I would give this a try on aging cats.

REVIEWED by The Ginger Cat Family by Pamela J Curry

Basset, 12 years old

Ginger Cat Family Series, Short picture books by Pamela Curry 2016-2018

Ginger Cat Family, Uncommon Discrimination

Genetics and Ginger Cats


Kindle of Kittens, Birth of a Ginger Cat Family

Cat giving birth, graphic photos


Cat, Camera & Candlelight: Photography & Light Featuring the Ginger Cat Family

Lighting for photography with a second story about Environmental toxins  and the Death of a Kitten


Snowy, Ballplayer and Adoptable Cat Talks about TNR!: Interview with Snowy on TNR, Trap Neuter Return and Adopting Teen Cats (Ginger Cat Family Book 4)

Sanctuary raided and closed in Florida, Snowy disappeared.


Ebooks available at Amazon.com!

The first three books are entirely about my Ginger cat family born to one cat, Purl. The stories were created around issues I saw with cats in my community, including environmental problems.

The last book is the result of the real life raid and closure of a Cat Sanctuary in Plant City, Florida. It was a devastating event. It left too many people in the dark.  Worse than being left in the dark was the fact nobody not involved with the cats, in the legal field or the county public animal control, cared. They didn’t want to know. Snowy disappeared. The court ordered that this couple was not to feed feral cats, I don’t know if Snowy starved somewhere and could not get help after many phone calls. The newspaper photographer didn’t even care. It was just a photo opportunity, must be why I would never do well in the news.


Copyright, All Rights Reserved Pamela J Curry 2022

A Study in Darkness.

Do what you love.

If someone tries to stop you, do what you need to do.

I’ve written about systems using AI or just data matching have been interacting in the world for 35 years, since I first read Roger Clarke on Dataveillance and some other IEEE wrtiers.  I’m working on some different writings in different formats, shorts story, screenplay because my life’s passion is about creating the dialogue in real life that still is not there, about brainwashing.

Undr Construction, Hardhat recommended

As of February 14, 2022 I plan on writing 5 hrs a day then working on articles at this website some to share on Medium and some to allow access to by payment only at Patreon.  While doing this I’ll be deciding what material or ideas make it into books I want to publish.

As someone with RA, it was a long time plan to have a second career as a writer/auteur.  I’m not always on time, but at 66, it’s still a piece of cake.  I will know more as I write.

My parents were secretive about many things.  I didn’t find out until after they died when I was given the job of going through thousands of documents just how that secrecy was tied to his history as a Master Mason and her civilian work with the Navy in Washington in the 1950’s.  Growing up in tourism and going forward, not to conform but to have many small firsts as a woman by taking great risks, I will continue to take risks to write and create visually intriguing literature.


Copyright, All Rights Reserved Pamela J Curry 2022