Today, in the A to Z Blogging Challenge...
E is for Eating Habits of Cats
Nowhere in the animal kingdom is there a more fussy eater than the cat. Each cat will have its own separate set of rules, from which it will not deviate. Here are some I have experienced over the years:
1. You think your cat has developed a connoisseur's palate for cheese. He went mad when you fixed yourself a little cheese-plate with a bit of vintage cheddar, stilton, brie and camembert. He wolfed down a little of each and pawed at you for more. Ah, you think, cheese is made from milk so that's not so peculiar. The next day you put a little square of cheese in his food bowl and he stalks around it, looks at you as if you are trying to poison him and stalks off.
2. Similarly, he turns into hunter mode whenever he spots a spider, fly or any other unsuspecting little creature. In that voracious gob they go and you can almost hear him smacking his lips. Yet try feeding him perfectly fine cat food that happened to cost a few pence less than his normal fare and he'll turn his furry little nose up at it.
3. If you buy a bulk consignment of his favourite food because it was on special offer, he will suddenly develop an aversion to it and refuse to eat it.
4. He will deign to eat a few mouthfuls of his food as soon as you put it in the bowl. Ten minutes later he will not look at it, demanding fresh food. What happens to his Chunky Tuna in that ten minutes? Does the bad food fairy swoop down and put a spell on it? Whatever it is, spiders (see number 2) are more palatable.
Still, none of my cats has ever developed a ritual like the one in this video - Scoop the ambidextrous cat.
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