To celebrate National Chocolate Covered Insect Day let’s talk about all the weird things pets eat. There are the normal things that they eat that we find weird such as poop or dead things but to them those aren’t weird.
The weirdest thing ZuZu eats on a regular basis is Kleenex. I just don’t understand that one. Most things she eats I just shake my head and wonder why. But there was one time where she actually scared me a little. I suffer from bad nosebleeds a lot. Living in the dry air of Colorado partnered with the fact that I blow my nose a lot leads to some doozies. So I use Bleedarrest Foam Strips to help stop it. One day I got one while we were out running errands so we ducked into the Walgreen’s to buy some. When the nosebleed had stopped I wrapped it and the wrapper in a Kleenex and left it in the drink holder to throw away later (I use that as my temporary garbage container). We stopped somewhere, leaving Zu in the car for a few minutes, and when we had come back she had eaten everything in the drink holders. I freaked out because I was afraid whatever chemicals they use would kill her or make her sick. I made her drink lots of water and watched her like a hawk for days. She was fine but now when we have her with us we make sure she can’t eat anything lying about!
Now on to the cats. They don’t eat a lot of weird things because they’re snooty cats. When Roma was a kitten she snagged a giant piece of pizza off the table and took off with it. It was hilarious watching this tiny thing try to drag it around. She ended up eating a huge chunk before we wrestled it away from her. I couldn’t think of anything weird that Chubbs has eaten. I could, however, think of the exact opposite. When she was just a young thing she would turn her nose up at anything that wasn’t dry cat food. We could put wet food out and she would just stare at it. Any type of meat, steak, lunch meat, she would turn her nose up at it. Today she will eat a few nibbles but neither of the Kitty Fantasticas will touch wet food. They get excited at the smell of it and then…nothing!