I have two cats both under 2 years old--Evie the brown tabby, and Arnold the orange tabby. Evie is the most curious, she is always wondering what you are doing and most of all what you are eating. I found out pretty quickly that if I just let her smell my food that she will go away. I was cooking dinner for some family one night, and before the meal my grandpa was sitting on the couch enjoying some cheese and crackers. Evie circled around him from the arm of the couch to behind him, sniffing around and trying to figure out what was on his plate. I told him to just offer his plate to her so she could get a good sniff and that she would then leave him alone. When he took my advice, she promptly snatched up a piece of cheese in her mouth and ran across the room with it to enjoy it in solitude. I've learned since then that she likes all varieties of cheese, cold, hot and melty, soft, or hard. I left a block of romano cheese on the kitchen table once and came back in the room to catch her knawing on it. As funny as her cheese obsession is, I decided it is probably not healthy for a cat to eat cheese, so she only gets some if she is sneaky enough to get it on her own.
Today I discovered that she feels the same way about broccoli. A raw broccoli floret fell on the floor of the kitchen and she quickly snatched it up and ran to the living room with it to attempt eating it. Luckily my camera was nearby to catch the hilarity. (Click pics for larger view)
Arnold was curious about what she had, but as it turns out he isn't much of a veggie eater.
I just about fell over when I saw her putting it in her mouth with her paws!
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