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1 cookie jill { 03.03.09 at 2:21 pm }

Vegetarian kitty?

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2 Bryan { 03.03.09 at 5:22 pm }

All cats eat veggies, especially rye grass. They also get them while eating prey.

The feral cats like peas, but aren’t fond of green beans. I always include any left over veggies with the rice-based food I cook for them.

3 Steve Bates { 03.03.09 at 6:00 pm }

“All we are saying…”

If a cat likes peas, that’s more than can be said for Stella. She will pick them out of any combination containing them; if there are too many to be picked out, she will refuse to eat that food altogether. After reading this post, I’ll suggest that she offer the peas to Tabitha and Samantha.

Of course you’ve heard the old story about the cannibal watching his diet who ate only vegetarians…

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4 Bryan { 03.03.09 at 7:58 pm }

There’s no way of predicting what people or cats will like to eat. I would note that sugar is wasted on cats, they lack the ability to taste sugar in anything.

I know there aren’t a lot of people who share my love of liver and bacon. It may be a hint that I need more iron or vitamin A than most people. Hard to tell. They know that food cravings are often the body’s way of signaling what it needs.

5 Kryten42 { 03.04.09 at 1:06 am }

That’s so very true! Cat’s are more full of surprises than some people. 🙂

We had a pair of seal-point Siamese from the same litter (male & female). The Male liked spaghetti bolognese. LOL I kid you not! And not only that, He’d hop up on dad’s lap when we had dinner and wait until dad had finished and the cat would finish the rest (quite daintily actually!) And woe betide dad if he didn’t leave enough!! A big strong male Siamese with extra sharp claws and fangs is not a cat a poor mortal human wants to piss off!! 😉 I have a photo somewhere… buried in a box.

I loved those cats, and still miss them. *sigh*Of all the cat’s I had, I had four real favorites. The two Siamese, a very smart Calico cat (that actually tried to mimic some words, but only with Mom. That cat loved Mom the most. Cat’s have their fave humans too.), and a little gray female tabby that was tougher and faster than cat’s twice her size. 🙂 We were the only house near the beach that didn’t have seagulls on the roof. Just lot’s of feathers. LOL

6 Bryan { 03.04.09 at 12:40 pm }

As Siamese were bred as temple guards, it isn’t surprising they are so vocal and aggressive. They will also attack as group when threatened. Interesting breed.

I wish the ferals would do something about the doves. They start calling at first light and keep it up for hours. It is really annoying when you are trying to concentrate.

7 Kryten42 { 03.04.09 at 11:23 pm }

Yep. Centuries ago, the Siamese were bred as temple guards. The cats from the same litter have very strong bonds and always work in a pack. They do have a loud call, but when hunting, are deathly silent. They go for the throat. The ancient temples actually had ledges high up on the walls (catwalks) because the cat’s were more effective leaping down upon robbers and other unwanted visitors. Back then, the temples were also the ancient equivalent of bank vaults, and much more secure. 😉

The pair we had were actually purebred from the original temple breed. They killed a neighbors German Shepard guard dog because it would often get loose and come and crap and dig up our front yard. Eventually, the cat’s had enough and decided to deal with it. It was done very efficiently. The male waited up a tree in our yard, and the female went across the road to where the dog lived and it chased her. She run under the tree, the male lept down and the female did a fast u-turn. With two fast deadly cats going for it’s throat, the dog had no chance. The only reason the cats weren’t put down was that the licensed guard dog is always supposed to be secured on the owners property, and it was killed on our property. And nobody wanted to admit a cat killed a big guard dog. I saw it happen, because it was a nice sunny day and I was reading a book longing on a bean bag facing the big plate window in the lounge looking out at the front. I heard the mad dog barking as it chased the cat and looked up… It was all over pretty fast. I learned a lot about ambushing from those cats. Came in handy years later. 😉

Also, whenever a visitor came to our house they didn’t know, they would walk on either side of the visitor with a deep warning growl and tails swishing, until mom let them know the person was OK, or not. 🙂

They used to sleep on either side of me. *sigh* I loved those cat’s!

8 Bryan { 03.04.09 at 11:45 pm }

Pride hunting is a natural behavior, so all it needed was reinforcing.

They tend to stay in shape, unlike a certain tuxedo male of my acquaintance who needs to start avoiding in-between-meals meals and do some chasing around the house, but he is getting older and we all slow down.

Our farm cat, Torch, would leap on people from the stair landing. She was a real hard case, but one hell of a mouser, which was needed in a hundred year old farm house. She loved my Father, mostly because he really hated her in my opinion. Being annoying was her other major talent.