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RE: What a week! (I'm baaaack!)


Current thinking says that cats cannot taste sweet.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/07/050725065702.htm

Maybe they like the texture, or fat, or maybe just the idea that you'll
share food with them when they eat sugary stuff. We used to have a stray cat
hanging around the back that would creep into my garden and eat the ripe
cantaloupe. I tried putting out a basin of water but it didn't work. 

Cyndi 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 7:44 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] What a week! (I'm baaaack!)

In a message dated 10/03/2005 11:12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
cathy.c@insightbb.com writes:
I read that cats are unable to taste "sweet", which is one  
explanation for why they are carnivores.
I somehow doubt that.  One of my cats loves the cookies my DH gives himself
at night.  She hears him open the package and comes running. Climbs right up
into his face and tries to snatch the cooky. He will crumble bits of it for 
her and
she eats them up eagerly. If another of the cats shows an interest, she 
defends
her property.  Of course they say cats are color-blind, and I don't believe 
that
either.  All of them are artists at positioning themselves on the most 
attractive
background color - the blacks always choose red if that's an option.  The 
white
one likes blue better.  The tortie will always settle on a pillow with gold 
and 
beige tones that set her subtle coloring off to perfection. The others never

choose
that particular pillow.
Auralie

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