Feline Foot and Food Fetishes
Okay, Catfish and Tarzan got wind of the fact that I haven't talked about them lately and are none to pleased about it. They're also miffed because I had to put their monthy Revolution on the back of their necks yesterday, and they HATE that. They KNOW when it's coming because they hear the little "pop" of the applicator. I have to hold each one of them as I do it. Luckily, they don't struggle too much, so it's not too traumatizing for any of us.
I have two female coworkers who have only cats as pets. One has three, the other, four times three. We were talking the other day about their eating habits, puking habits, etc. I mentioned that when I go over to feed the cats, there will still be some food in the bottom of the bowl uneaten, but when I fill them up they come running over and react as if they bowls had been empty. Maijaliisa (pronounced MY-LISA) said that cats will not eat the food if they can see a lot of the bottom of the bowl, because they think they might "run out" and want to conserve. She said her vet even said this is a good way to trim the tummies of overweight cats. Just leave that food as is and when they get hungry enough they'll eat what's there. I had never heard that, but it makes sense, because I've never seen an empty cat bowl. Isn't that fascinating?
M's cat also LOVES, loves loves watermelon and cantaloupe. She says she can't even HAVE cantaloupe because Dante goes crazy for it if he gets a whiff of it out of the fridge. She'll give him a piece of watermelon and he licks it, plays with it for hours. She said she has a picture of him after enjoying, and his lips are all dyed pink! Do your cats have such fetishes? Since my cats aren't in this side of the house, they don't know WHAT we eat. When we eat snacks in their apartment, only Tarzan is interested. He'll come right over, plop is feet on your lap, stretch his neck and attempt to bite whatever it is we're munching on.
As to feet: I never clip my cats' nails. I think I don't have to because, since they get to go out to the fenced yard, they can scratch on the tree and do their own manicures. They never scratch on anything inside except their carpeted cat trees. I also notice Tarzan BITING his nails! He snips them off with his teeth as part of his grooming routine. Do your cats bite their toenails? Daisy bit her own toenails when she was a little girl! Don't we allwish we had that kind of flexibilty? Ah, as they say, youth is wasted on the young.
I think I posted the picture above before, but it's one of my favorites! They are such buddies! But it's always Tarzan who is on top or has his arms around Catfish. It's so CUTE!
posted by Sandy at 7/17/2007 03:11:00 PM