Shear Bliss

Living with a Siamese cat, an Irish Setter dog & umpteen Bengal cats & kittens

Thursday, July 05, 2007

More On Food

Really Bengal cats are not normal cats. Please don't let anyone convince you otherwise. They do do things that some 'normal' cats do - but they also do things that a 'normal' cat wouldn't dream of doing.*

Ding, short for Pudding, is approximately seven months old. I hand reared him from just before two weeks old as his mummy didn't want anything to do with him. So I guess that sort of makes me his mummy. Accordingly, he believes that anything I eat is suitable for him.

So, to add to the list of odd foods eaten by Bengals - which includes crisps, bread, cake & advocado - we now have banana (loved so much that Ding will jump up & try to snatch it), boiled potato, cucumber & chocolate.

Though to be fair, the older Bengals also seem to like cucumber ... chewing it at any rate. Cucumber isn't much use after it's been perforated by teeth, it goes very soggy. (Sweet potatos fare a little better as you can cut off the bit where the fangs have been).

* I'm probably being unfair to cats, it's probable that most 'normal' cats also have at least one odd trait. They also may retrieve, walk on a lead, come when called, sing, talk while they eat, eat weird foods .... however they probably won't possess all these odd virtues at once.

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