"Crazy Cat Stuff"
September 13, 2012
Around the Platte City Branch, we are very pro-pet. Bring your dog to our drive through window, and we’ll give them a dog biscuit. Bring your cat through and we might look at you funny……and then give you a dog biscuit. If your cat is anything like the Felis Silvestris Catus, which we all seem to own, they’ll eat it regardless.
Seriously, our cats are weird.
For example, one of us at the branch has a kitty that is a little….um…off.
She LOVES the smell of spicy food, but doesn’t want to eat it. She’ll just roll on the floor while enjoying the smells. I wish I could describe the sound that she makes; it’s a kind of primal "RRAWWWRRRR."
This cat also has a thing for carrots. Not the food per se, just the bag they’re in. Whenever they come out of the fridge, she immediately comes running. And then she’ll proceed to roll around on the bag of carrots making her same strange "RRAWWWRRRR" sound.
That would be bizarre enough, but one of us owns a cat that actually eats broccoli, peas, and carrots for dinner. She’s great at cleaning the floor after dinnertime and picking up all the leftovers. You almost hate to allow that, but it saves on the cat food, so what are you going to do?
But the odd behavior doesn’t stop there.
Have you ever heard of a cat opening a door? Yup, we have one of one those, too. We’re talking full on twisting of the doorknob! And there’s a different staff member’s cat that can actually unlock a pet door with its teeth! He constantly makes his great escape with the other two cats of the house following him. Imagine the surprise when one time this furry Houdini deposited a live baby rabbit on the bathroom floor.
Perhaps, that is why he’s always so excited to go outside!
So yeah, we have some pretty unique animals, but no matter how strange our cats may be, we love them anyway. They provide a cheap form of entertainment, as well as great companionship.
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Sally H. and Jamie C.
Platte City Branch