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We Have Sweet Corn

tortie cat chewing on corn husks
It's Sweet Corn Time!

I actually think Cookie is as excited as I am about sweet corn time, though I decidedly eat more of it than she does, even though she likes all parts of it—the husks, a few kernels, the empty cobs after I’ve done my thing.

I’ve had other cats who enjoyed sweet corn too; at one time I had empty corn cobs all on a plate on my kitchen floor all summer long for all the cats who enjoyed it, and I usually husked the corn outside because they’d drag the husks all over the house, leave a trail of annoying corn silk everywhere. Does anyone else’s cat like sweet corn?

black cat eating broccoli
Mewsette enjoys a taste of broccoli

It’s not something we necessarily want in their food, or want them to have too much of, but if it makes Cookie happy, who am I to say? She was actually eating dinner, as you see, and when I took it out of my canvas bag she immediately lifted her nose and followed the scent to where I had put it on the table. I thought I’d just put it where it was most convenient for her and let her have her way for a bit because it would be on the floor before I could catch it.

Mewsette, Cookie’s understudy, came along to see what Cookie was doing, but declined a taste, opting for real cat food for once—this was after she had tasted the broccoli you see in the background, yes, another strange food Mewsette enjoys.

No, I am not trying to turn my cats into vegetarians! Perhaps they see me enjoying it so much and want to give it a try.

tortie cat with corncob
Cookie gnaws the corncob

Cookie chewed on the ends of a few fronds, then I picked those off and put the corn in the refrigerator. Later, yes, she had a few kernels and nibbled on the cob from my plate I’d placed on the floor; that was a misty moment, surprisingly, as I remembered all the cats before who’d shared the corn cob with her—Sophie, Kublai, Fawn, Namir, Sally and occasionally a few others.

So Cookie is still at it, and Mewsette is doing pretty well as an understudy.

Here are other posts featuring Cookie’s Kitchen Escapades including the most recent:
And A Bag of Rotini For a Bed
Cookie Dough in the Salad Bowl
Sweet Dreams, and a…Tomato for Your Pillow
Cookie in the Pasta Bowl
A Cookie in Every Pot
Chocolate Chip Cookies

About that Petties award—the award amount is now up to $1,000 for category winners! I also just discovered that the Homeless Cat Management Team is in a matching grant collaboration with Animal Care & Welfare: up to $50,000 in donations toward HCMT’s proposed permanent clinic will be matched by AC&W. I had initially mentioned FosterCat, but I would love to turn this $1,000 into $2,000 toward a permanent clinic for HCMT to continue their work in TNR in the Pittsburgh area. I’ll make it up to FosterCat with a special “auction” of artwork later in the summer.

So, if you enjoy the articles, photos and artwork you find on The Creative Cat, please nominate me in the Petties 2011, Dogtime’s Pet Blog Awards. You can nominate for more than one category, but The Creative Cat seems to fit in the Best Designed Blog because there is no life without images, all those photos and artwork and visual ideas I love to share. You could also nominate me for Best Blog Post if there is a particular blog post you find memorable. I would send any award money to Homeless Cat Management Team for all they do in finding foster homes and permanent homes for cats who have no other chance. Here is the information you need for nomination:
Name: The Creative Cat
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Nominee e-mail: [email protected]
Click here to go to Dogtime’s Petties 2011.


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