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I’ve been feeding Darwin’s for the past six years, and the turkey formula is Allegra’s absolute favorite. I’ve also enjoyed working with Darwin’s as a sponsor for this site for many years. Everyone is just so nice, but how could they not be, when they get to work for a company that is all about providing nutrition for lifelong health and happiness!

I’ve been curious about the cats of some of Darwin’s staff members and I thought it would be fun to learn more about them and introduce them to you. Today, we’re featuring Minion, Nala and Chaos, who belong to Nicole Hart, who works in Customer Service. Of course, all of Nicole’s cats eat Darwin’s and thrive on it.



Eight-year-old Minion is a short haired orange Tabby with a big personality. He joined the family when Nicole’s youngest daughter was about 6 months old, so they’ve grown up together. “He quickly became my kitty, and even jumps on and lays on my shoulders.” says Nicole. Minion loves to play outside, “and absolutely hates wearing his collar as the neighbors wont feed and pet him as much!” says Nicole. He is extremely friendly. “Not a week goes by that someone doesn’t see him with me and ask if he is mine. Then they share their experiences with him, and it is so wonderful to see.”

A few years ago, Minion had an unfortunate encounter with a car and fractured his hip. “We were not sure he would ever walk again, let alone get on my shoulders again,” said Nicole, but thankfully, he recovered well.

Nicole started feeding Darwin’s about two and a half years ago. “His energy level has improved as well as his gait with his hip,” says Nicole. Best of all, “he is back to laying on my shoulders more.”



Five-year-old Nala is a grey and white tabby. “She is such a special cat to me as she was born on my mother’s birthday the year that she passed away,” says Nicole. “She is the most loyal kitty cat, always loving and affectionate.” Nicole admits that Nala is more her daughter’s cat. “She will go on her lap and just cuddle up for attention more than anyone else in the house.”

Nala has had problems with hot spots where she would lose some fur. She was also never very food motivated. “Once we started her on the Darwin’s chicken and turkey meals, she hears the package open and goes straight to her food dish,” says Nicole. “Her fur has come back in very soft and pretty.”



Two-year-old Chaos joined the family when he was 14 weeks old. “I am not 100% sure about his breed,” says Nicole, “but we believe he is a Bombay.” According to Nicole, he is the sweetest boy when he wants to be, and an absolute trouble maker other times. “If you leave a toilet paper roll down, he will tear it to shreds for you,” she laughs. “He, too, will get on my shoulders sometimes to get more attention, and it is such a special feeling knowing he trusts me this much.”

Chaos started eating Darwin’s at 17 weeks once he was settled and adjusted. “He went right up the food bowl, took a nibble and decided he loved it,” says Nicole. He now weighs almost 15 pounds. “He has the softest beautiful matte black fur,” says Nicole, “and he will purr to the point of drooling all over you.”


Darwin’s Natural Pet Food

Darwin’s is doing everything right, both in terms of what’s in the food and what’s not:

  • 100% meat – no animal-by-products or fillers
  • Ethically sourced human grade ingredients from farms they trust
  • Formulated under the guidance of veterinary nutritionists
  • Free range, pasture raised, cage-free meats
  • No GMO
  • No steroids
  • No hormones
  • Made fresh: you will receive your meals 4-6 weeks from production
  • Ready to serve

Delivered right to your door

Darwin’s is packed in eco-friendly packaging with dry ice to ensure that food is shipped and delivered safely. The packaging can be recycled or composted. They offer a convenient autoship schedule so you’ll never have to worry about running out of food. The timing of delivery is flexible, and Darwin’s friendly customer service team will gladly adjust your schedule as needed.

Feeding Darwin’s is as easy as opening a can

The food come packaged in convenient 8 ounce sealed packs. It takes about 24 hours for one pack to thaw in the refrigerator, so feeding is no harder than feeding canned food. The only difference is that instead of opening a can, you’re defrosting a pack of food.

Allegra loves her Darwin’s turkey

Special offer: get 10 pounds for $14.95

Darwin’s has an introductory offer that can’t be beat so you can try this for your own cats: For $14.95, you get 10 pounds of raw food. You can customize the proteins depending on your cat’s taste preferences.

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*This post is sponsored by Darwin’s Natural Pet Products. Purrs of Wisdom is an affiliate partner of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about products and services we’ve either used or would use ourselves.

6 Comments on The Cats of Darwin’s: Minion, Nala and Chaos

  1. As a cat rescuer, I was dismayed to learn of more than 10 tragedies of placed kittens/cats who were run over by a car after the people pledged to keep the cats inside. My sister-in-law went through the death of one cat who she let outside and she adopted another and let that one outside, too. As I said, it boggles the mind. And, there’s no reason one can’t have a catio for cats who want/need to be out. There are scores of tv episodes and magazine articles on the subject. I’m in an urban area where there’s a cat colony and pet cats who are let outside in spite of the long city block where cars speed up and down. I’ve seen cats injured or worse by drivers who should never be driving again. And this person from the food company – she writes that she let her cat out (to roam) despite the previous injury. No explanation can justify it. I’m not the cat police, just one who knows that these people wouldn’t let their toddler roam. Well a cat is a toddler, with no knowledge of the dangers. End of speech.

  2. Abby I agree with you I never let my cats when I get company I put them upstairs cause accidents do happen but I do not want it too happen too my kids. The person who is driving should watch what in front in the road. They probably were distracted. I have strays outside that I worry about.

    • You can’t stop some people from doing what is perceived as wrong (for the reasons mentioned). I’d recommend having the cat chipped if it does escape, especially from a house or backyard. It’s a bit harder to escape from apartments.

  3. I was shocked when I read about Minion, one of the cats living with a customer service rep. of the company you reviewed. She said “. Minion loves to play outside, “and absolutely hates wearing his collar as the neighbors won’t feed and pet him as much! She adds, “Minion had an unfortunate encounter with a car and fractured his hip. “We were not sure he would ever walk again, let alone get on my shoulders again.” As a former cat rescue volunteer, veterinary assistant, and forever cat person I advocate in keeping cats indoors on in catios – never to wander. Cats don’t look when crossing the street, think that the tasty liquid on the ground isn’t toxic antifreeze leaking from a car, aren’t aware that some people approaching them could be the worst monsters on earth, or that other animals on the streets won’t hurt them. My heart broke whenever I learned of a pet cat, allowed to roam outside unattended, was run over or injured. And, when the person allows the cat to roam free again, after an injury, it boggles the mind.

    • I certainly would never be comfortable letting my own cats outside, and like you, I’ve seen tragic occurrences during my years in veterinary practice that could have been avoided, had the cat been kept inside. However, I’ve also known cats who are much happier if they’re able to be outside, or simply cannot be kept inside. Over the years, I’ve learned to not see this issue as quite so black and white, even though I still advocate for keeping cats indoors. That said, Nicole was proud to share her cats’ stories with me and her love for each and every one of them came through in our communications.

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