Daily Photo: Mewsette and My Salad

black cat heading for salad
Mewsette carefully chooses her leaf.

Mewsette loves her raw diet so she has no problem at all with “real” cat food, but she also has a long list of foods not generally associated with cats: cooked oatmeal, soda crackers, pecans, occasionally she’ll have a lick of my apple, and she even likes chocolate, though that’s something I don’t even let her have a taste of. It may just have to do with the fact that I’m eating it and she wants to give it a try but isn’t really interested, but she’ll actually eat the item too.

Including my salad, which I have just about every evening after they have had their dinner. Someone always likes my feta cheese or my olives or chick peas or even my little tomatoes, but this is just plain red leaf lettuce, no dressing or other ingredients at all. I coarsely rip the leaves by hand, and they certainly smell fresh and inviting to me, but to a cat? Mewsette always moves in and takes at least one leaf, pulls it from the bowl and eats it, and often a second. When I ask her about it, she gives me a sly “because I like it, that’s why” look.

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