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Old 08-20-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Nimbus gets occasional treats. He loves cheese the best, also butter and certain meats like chicken, or ham. I offered him a bite of my kielbasa smoked sausage last night, it's not really spiced much that I can tell, it's just fatty sausage, right? He was having none of that. Nope, he wanted my cheese I was having on crackers with it, though.

He's not one of those cats who will aggressively get right in your plate or face necessarily...I mean, he'll try, sort of, but he's so darn cute about it. He will come lay down at the other end of the table from me. I'm normally sitting there eating and reading a book. And he'll creep closer and closer, making very sure to lay down for a while at intervals and carefully gaze into the distance as though snagging my food is the absolute last thing on his mind. "Who me? Try to take your food? I would NEVER. I'm just laying here, keeping you company. Pay no attention to the cat. I'll just be over here, lounging. All majestic and stuff." Then finally, he'll be close, and he'll dash in with a paw, lightening quick, trying to grab a bite off my plate. Unless I've shooed him back. At which point he retreats a small distance and once again pretends to be completely innocent, sometimes with eyes half shut like he's possibly going to sleep. He goes to such lengths to try and sneak in under my radar.

The only thing where he's persistently all up in our business, is if Parmesan cheese is involved. He is obsessed with it. The smell makes him crazy.

I've sometimes thought, since he is grey and he loves cheese, I could have named him "Mouse" which might have been a cute name for a huge, sweet, floofy boy-cat.
Oh, he's good. Really good. I wouldn't be able to resist a performance like that.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Oh, he's good. Really good. I wouldn't be able to resist a performance like that.
He is quite entertaining. And I usually do share with him, a little bit at least. I believe cats are supposed to be lactose intolerant, but a bite of cheese now and then doesn't seem to do him any harm.

The funnier thing is when I'm preparing food in the kitchen and I feel paws patting at my backside, near the waist of my pants. I look down, and there's this face looking up at me like, "Excuse me. I am here to inquire about your cheeses. There is a cat here. Don't forget about the cat! Hi!" Maybe a soft little, "Mmnnnh?" noise, very polite, just for emphasis.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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He is quite entertaining. And I usually do share with him, a little bit at least. I believe cats are supposed to be lactose intolerant, but a bite of cheese now and then doesn't seem to do him any harm.

The funnier thing is when I'm preparing food in the kitchen and I feel paws patting at my backside, near the waist of my pants. I look down, and there's this face looking up at me like, "Excuse me. I am here to inquire about your cheeses. There is a cat here. Don't forget about the cat! Hi!" Maybe a soft little, "Mmnnnh?" noise, very polite, just for emphasis.

He gets high marks (and maybe a piece of cheese) for technique alone.
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