Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Aug 2002, 13:53 p.m.

I've asked some people for advice on the catfood problem.…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I've asked some people for advice on the catfood problem. My next-door neighbor suggested floating the food bowl in a basin of water to create an ant-proof moat. The fella buying cat food in my checkout line at Berkeley Bowl told me about an extremely effective ant poison that one can only obtain in Chinatown. Less creepily, he suggested moving the food bowl to different locations so that it wouldn't be in one place long enough for ants to find it.

I welcome more suggestions.