I know the answer isn’t Le Bistro.
Last year my vet recommended feeding Tikva small meals several times a day, rather than one big meal. I tried to set up a schedule, but Tikva is a whiny cat, and if you try feeding her at 6 every day, she’ll annoy you into feeding her at 5:30 in no time. So I went to buy an automatic feeder.
PetCo had only two choices, so I took the one that fitted best into the space where she eats, the aforementioned Le Bistro. Let me tell you, Le Bistro is a piece of crud. If you shake it or bump it, food falls out, a fact Tikva couldn’t fail to notice. Probably her lack of weight loss has more than a little to do with her wiggling her paw in the dispenser whenever she feels hungry. Also, the programmed feeding times seemed to have become messed up somehow, and given my general relationship to electronics I’ve been afraid to try and fix it.
Well, Le Worthless has finally broken down beyond repair. Petco hasn’t started stocking anything better, and I’m not trying that again (see: definition of insanity). I need some recommendations for what I should get, ASAP. Tikva eats and sleeps in what is essentially a doorless dog crate, so whatever it is has to fit.