I know exactly what you mean about the tortoiseshell/food thing...a little one came to my garden a few years ago, she was a stray and stayed but was incredible fussy about what she was fed, would go hungry rather than eat things like Felix or Whiskas. I used to give her Smudge from Dunnes. It's v cheap, 2.90 for 6 cans and she loved it. She thrived on it too so my snobbishness about it being so cheap was proved wrong! I'm convinced your cat will love it, it's very gravy-ish.
Bluebellbride, thank you very much
You're welcome. Let me know how it goes...
Girl From Mars
Have you tried getting Applaws wet food? Now, its on the pricey side and can only be bought in some pet shops but its very good quality and mine adore it. It looks like actual meat, not the brownish whiskas sort of stuff.