Food as FUN
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 17:00:32 -0800 Subject: FEL-L: Happy Thanksgiving!!
Hi! My husband Randy and I just returned from feeding all the cats whole turkeys and chickens. They are always so funny, wondering what this "whole" thing is all about! One of the leopards threw his 20lb. turkey from one end of the cage to the other before eating it! Others would stare at it and then at you. Max, our Siberian tiger "protected" his big turkey with roars and growls for the first 15 minutes! Anyway, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE!!! Susan
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 23:28:40 -0800 Subject: Re: FEL-L: Happy Thanksgiving!!
Most of the cats here just love to play turkey hockey when they get whole birds. They have so much fun with them and we have just as much fun watching them. Glenda :)
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 20:22:56 -0800 Subject: Re: FEL-L: Happy Thanksgiving!!
You should have seen some of the cats today! Total satisfaction would be a good discription. Two of our leopards ate all of their 20 lb. Turkeys and just layed about today, totally satisfied! The jaguars were very content as well. Turkey hockey is a great description for how the cats play when they get them!! Susan
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 07:51:47 -0700 Subject: FEL-L: eau de Dinty Moore
I have only been a subscriber for a couple of months, and this is my first posting to the list. Hello, everyone! I live in Western South Dakota and own a 9 month old bobcat named Cricket. I have a humorous and puzzling anecdote to share - I am hoping some of you may be able to shed some light on the reason for my bobcat's behavior.
Whenever I open a can of Dinty Moore stew, Cricket goes nuts. She isn't interested in eating it, she just wants to roll in it. It doesn't matter if it is cold in the can or hot in the pot, she wants to stick her head in it and get as much on her fur as possible. It is a real challenge to keep her from jumping up on the hot stove when it is cooking. When we are done eating, we put our bowls on the floor and she has a wonderful time trying to get as much of her body as possible in the bowl. (Fortunately, her best friend is a dog who will lick this from her later.)
Cricket was spayed at 5 months and doesn't ever roll in anything else. She doesn't show this attraction to any other food, including my homemade beef stew. She has lived in the house with us since she was 5 weeks old and eats fresh chicken (with zoo vitamins) twice a day.
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 09:56:30 -0600 Subject: Re: FEL-L: eau de Dinty Moore
Linda, I suspect one of the particular seasonings Dinty Moore uses is catnip to this cat.
Tho none of my bobcats ever showed this particular behavior, I had ONE (of probably one hundred over the years) domestic cat go berserk over *canned* asparagus. She would literally leap onto the counter and attack the plate, become a wild animal, all claws bared as she captured her prize.
Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 00:28:04 -0500 Subject: Re: FEL-L: eau de Dinty Moore
Does Dinty Moore stew have carrots in it. My bob loves to roll around in carrot slices. I often get a garden salad from a local deli, and he just freaks out over the carrots. He would even roll around in the whole salad if I let him, but I throw a couple of carrot pieces on the floor and he goes to town. Do you include carrots in your homemade stew? Another thing he "freaks" out over is patchouli oil.
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 18:25:56 EST Subject: Re: FEL-L: Idea
>new ideas for enrichments for your
Take a clean (no staples, tape or labels) cardboard box. Place hay inside. sprinkle with different spices, herbs, etc. (examples: rosemary, oregano, catnip, mint) close box and toss it in. The box can be real big, for the bigger cats. You can also substitute paper feed bags as long as they do not have plastic lining. Snake sheds (skins) are fun, too.