Princess has been doing remarkably well on this front, but it's still a challenge sometimes, so I've devised a number of strategies for getting food into her.
One of the most successful is what I call treat chasing. Basically how this works is that I mix up a bowl of cat food - it works best if it's on the mushy end of the spectrum, and then on top I embed a few of her very favorite treats. You have to stick the thing partially in the food so she can see and smell it, but so she can't easily grab it off the top of the food.
Then the chasing begins! She's not very good at picking up food with her teeth, so she tends to push it along until she can get it into her mouth. So in the process of going for the treat, she pushes it along through the bowl of cat food and ends up eating a while pile of real food in the attempt to get the treat.
Anyhow, it occurs to me that this little game is not entirely unlike the one played by most people in this consumerist little society of ours.
We are constantly having tempting "treats" dangled before us (like fancy cars, and houses, and clothes, and toys, yadda, yadda, yadda.)
Yet in the process of trying to get them, we end up swallowing a whole pile of stuff that we really didn't want (like huge mortgages, endless amounts of consumer debt, and horrifically inhuman work schedules.)
Anyhow, on that note, I'll leave you with the words of the incomparable Janis Joplin.