Mar 27 2011


Published by at 10:52 pm under Cats

Greetings, Cool Peeps:

Meet my boy, Captain Jack. Isn’t he beautiful? No, he’s not an aspiring flutist. Though he may appear to be in Pied Piper mode, perhaps attracting some rats to play with, he’s really just a boy with a stick. He’s solely an indoor cat, but this was his one outdoor adventure, taken about a year ago when we were visiting a friend’s estate.

Jack is fiercely loyal to me. He is very circumspect about the men in my life and will often hiss his displeasure to anyone who rubs him the wrong way or whom he perceives is trying to usurp his place in my heart.

We love watching TV together, especially old movies. I like the ones in full-screen format, while Jack prefers the “litter box” format. One thing on which we both agree is that black-and-white movies should be just that: black and white. In a colorized movie we watched recently, the heroine’s cat was kind of a dusty rose color with a tangerine face. That was the night Jack’s hackles went up and he put his paw down. No more fake color.

A lot of people think cats are color-blind, so you may not be so inclined to believe that Jack would care about such an issue as the colorizing of vintage films. Cats, however, do have an ability to distinguish shades of blue and green, or so I’m told. So there you have it. Moving right along…

Food. That’s something else Jack and I both love. He always wants what I eat, but I can’t (Ewwww!) say the same goes for me. The other day, I was telling my coworker/BFF Randy that Jack’s favorite canned food is the tuna with shrimp.

“And you know that how, Molly Rose?” Randy asked.

“He’s my boy, I just know it.”

“But how do you know it?” Randy persisted. “Does he eat it at a greater velocity than those other delightful flavors you serve him?”

“He snarfs everything at equal speed.”

“So, you are making this statement based solely on what is most palatable to you.” Randy observed.

“You’ve got a point,” I said. “But I think ‘least distasteful to me’ might be a better way of saying it.”

“Different words; same brilliant observation—of mine!” Randy said, snapping his finger victoriously.

He does have a point. As humans, we do tend to judge the tastiness of our pets’ meals by our own palate.

That evening, after talking with Randy, I decided I would photograph the next two meals that I served Jack. I wanted to see what you, dear readers, think of Jack’s beloved grub. Which dish (if either) looks better to you? Let me state right here that cats just love it when instead of placing their food on the floor, you get out your freakin’ camera and photograph it from different angles.

If you ever want to hear a cat meow “WTF?” try it.

Okay, so here’s Jackie’s liver and chicken meal. Not so appetizing.

Now take a look at his tuna with shrimp meal. Looks a tad bit more like “people food,” but I can’t say I’m going to be eating tuna or shrimp for quite a while. I don’t know why, I’ve just lost my taste for them.

See you next week.

Yours in pickiness,


11 responses so far

11 Responses to “THE THING ABOUT CATS”

  1. Jen Knoxon 28 Mar 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I actually think the tuna and shrimp looks a little like chili. I mean, they both kind of look like they should be coming up, not going down. But, I suppose if I had to pick 🙂 I’d pick the seafood as well… Jack has good taste.

  2. Mollyon 28 Mar 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Ha ha ha! Hilarious, g/f. Doesn’t most pet food look like it should be going in the other direction? If animals could see in FULL color, cat food might have to start lookin’ a whole lot better! 😀

  3. Montyon 28 Mar 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I knew this lady that used to bye these pet meat loaves from the butcher. It was after several purchases later that she happened to mention to the butcher that they were her husbands favourite !! Hahahaha

  4. Mollyon 28 Mar 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Oh, Monty, that’s freakin’ priceless. I love it!

  5. Racheal Mon 29 Mar 2011 at 7:57 am

    You know, I just thought of what the tuna/ shrimp looks like… raw hamburger. The kind with a lot of fat in it. lol And Monty, Oh good gracious! That’s awful! I wouldn’t want to eat over at her house!

  6. Mollyon 29 Mar 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Ha ha ha. Girlfriend, I swear, I think I have eaten at her house. Ever go to someone’s house and FREAK at what you’re being served? I mean FREAK! That’s another blog. Thanks so much for stopping by. You rock!

  7. Janet Leeon 01 Apr 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Dear Molly,

    I absolutely love the picture of you and Jack watching TV!

    XoXo, Janet

  8. Mollyon 01 Apr 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I’m so thrilled you liked it, Janet. Thanks so much for stopping by again, g/f!

  9. Leigh Annon 03 Apr 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Both photos of the alleged food remind me of my cat Joseph’s hairball that I stepped in this morning. However, I agree with you both about the colorized movies!

  10. Tamara Lynnon 03 Apr 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Molly,

    I love that picture of Jack! He looks like such a sweetheart.

    I have two boy cats, and they are definitely picky about their food. The smellier the better – and if I try to feed them a canned turkey meal, they sniff it and walk away like I just tried to feed them cardboard.

    Also, nothing like watching a great movie with your cat(s)!

  11. Mollyon 03 Apr 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Ha ha ha, Tamara! There’s little that my Jack walks away from, but he has been known to be picky about some things. Hmmm…wonder where he got that from? Don’t you just LOVE watching movies with your cats? Definitely one of my fave things to do? YIP, Molly

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