A cruel trick on a kitty

What kind of sadist would offer spinach to his cat as a treat! That guy should be forced to eat kibble. Watch this short clip:

 

37 Comments

  1. Barry Lyons
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that’s terrible. Not funny at all.

  2. Posted December 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Our cat regularly takes a bit of cooked cabbage or pepper.

  3. Ken Kukec
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Cat should make like Popeye.

  4. Joseph Carrion
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    How sad that someone thinks giving a cat a piece of spinach is somehow funny!

  5. John Palkovic
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    A former cat of mine liked beer. She would knock over empty bottles by recycling bin to try and wrest a few drops from them.

  6. Patrick Wynne
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    We have a cat who will eat—and even beg for!—broccoli, beans, edamame, peas, cooked carrots, etc. I bet she’d have no issues at all with spinach.

    • tubby
      Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

      My cat will fight you for mango juice. Then after drinking a little bit will walk off in a huff like he’s been insulted. The moment you get a fresh glass? He wants it again. Now, oh please, oh please, oh please. Now he doesn’t. Oh wait, he does.

  7. BARBARA HANDEL
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think it’s cruel. My cat loves cantaloupe! I had a cat that loved olives. If I was cooking with olive oil, he would go crazy. Other cats in my life have liked green beans and corn. You never can tell with cats!

    • Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

      Well that cat clearly doesn’t like spinach!

      • chris moffatt
        Posted December 4, 2016 at 6:34 am | Permalink

        Looks like that cat thought he liked spinach until he tasted it. He was all hands trying to get at that bag. As noted above you can never tell with cats: Summer-the-stripey-cat loves bell peppers and lettuce (and sour-cream-&-chive triscuits). We don’t know how she would take to spinach because I loathe the stuff and won’t have it in the house.

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

      We also had a cantaloupe-loving cat, so we would let her nom on the seedy pulp. Then we saw all these baby cantaloupe plants growing in our yard…

      • Diane G.
        Posted December 3, 2016 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

        I wonder if that’s how Johnny Appleseed did it?

  8. Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Our Gus (not that other Gus!) is absolutely mad for spinach! Also lettuce, bok choy (the leafy part only), rose petals as well as rose leaves, dandelion leaves, grass — anything green and leafy. But especially spinach. He eats it every day. So it should go without saying that I have offered spinach to many other cats. Never had a taker, though.

  9. Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Like several of the other posters, I also have had cats who loved broccoli, cauliflower, and melon. Long-deceased Chloe would eat so much melon it would make her sick, so I had to ration it. Otherwise she’d gnaw the entire rind.
    And I once had a d*g who liked Sauer kraft, beer – and soap. Srsly.

    • Posted December 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

      *sauerkraut*
      STUPID auto guess

      • Torbjörn Larsson
        Posted December 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

        We need an auto cuss.

  10. John Nunes
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    One of our cats devours red and green bell peppers like they’re fresh meat.

  11. rickflick
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I was served that for dinner the other night. My eyes did not turn that far. 😉

  12. Posted December 3, 2016 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    My former feral, now complete sweetie pie, Sammy, LOVES Cheerios. But only if they have milk on rhem. He will reach into the bowl begging for them. But he won’t touch them if they’re dry.

    BTW, Sammy’s the only cat I’ve been able to teach high-fives. As in James and Street Cat Bob, for those who know their story. If I can ever get a proper photo or video, I’ll share it with the moggie-livers here. And maybe a Cherrio-snatching laniappe. 😸

    • Posted December 3, 2016 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

      Damn, mind-reading Android.
      Moggie-LOVERS, of course.

  13. steve oberski
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    I’ll have you know that kibble is quite tasty.

    • Posted December 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

      And deliberately made to smells delicious to humans.

      • JohnnieCanuck
        Posted December 4, 2016 at 5:59 am | Permalink

        Oof. Not to this human it doesn’t. Fresh from the bag, it smells stale, almost rancid.

  14. Posted December 3, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    My friend’s cats eat a variety of veggies. On top of a cheese pizza, everything is more palatable.

    And my kitten is like Negan of The Walking Dead. She demands half of everything I have. (Or at least first right of refusal.)

  15. somer
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Cats are pure carnivores. Some cats happily eat non carnivorous foods but it is bad for them when continued and can damage liver etc. A friend used to regularly add non meat scraps to the regular cat food and after a few years the cat had to be put on a special diet and medicine to counter the damage

  16. AMK
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    When I read the title I thought it was going to be this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrNUO1sn4Qg

  17. FRank Bath
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Come off it! Cats can look after themselves. Don’t weep tears. That’s why we love them.

  18. allison
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    My sister used to have a cat who loved to eat collard greens, and he lived to age 24.

    Every cat I’ve ever had has nibbled on grass from time to time, so I would assume there is a natural vegetarian component of their diets.

    • somer
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 4:13 am | Permalink

      I understood from my vet that it helps relieve temporary stomach upset that is very common in cats by making them sick – but probably best they don’t eat it.

  19. Sarah
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    What amazing canines that little sabre-toothed throwback has!

  20. Charles Sullivan
    Posted December 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    When we say the cat doesn’t like the spinach, what are we basing it on? Is it a facial expression? Is it possible we could be anthropomorphizing based on human facial expressions? I didn’t see the cat eject it from its mouth (spit it out). But the video was short.

    Based on some of the comments above of cats eating vegetables, I have my doubts if this cat is averse to spinach. It’s true that the cat appeared to pause momentarily just before the video ended, but that could be because it’s a new sensation, perhaps a glorious sensation. I could be wrong, but offering plausible alternative explanations is what rational science-minded people do.

    • Bob Murray
      Posted December 4, 2016 at 4:18 am | Permalink

      +1

      • Dominic
        Posted December 5, 2016 at 4:13 am | Permalink

        +2
        😉

  21. geckzilla
    Posted December 4, 2016 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Digging in the yard I uncovered a large (2 inch or so?) white grub worm, probably some kind of beetle. My cat was near me, and I pointed at and nudged the grub worm as if to tell him to eat it, and then … he did. I always felt bad for that. Like, he trusted me to give him food, and then I made him eat that. It was just a joke! I didn’t think he’d do it!

    • Dominic
      Posted December 5, 2016 at 4:12 am | Permalink

      Nonsense! Wild cats would exploit any source of protein like that which they chanced upon. 🙂

      But why waste organic spinach on a puddy tat?!

      • Posted December 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

        Have had two kitties who catch earthworms that showed their heads between paving stones in a outdoor catio. One would leave them as gifts, the current one ate half, left the rest for me.


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