Friday, October 16, 2009

My cat loves spinach.

You see that furball to the right? That's Zelda. She may look all fur and cuddles, and in reality, she's a monster. That's our roommate, Huxley, to the left. He's pretty cool.

Zelda is greens seeking monster. I haven't had a salad or side of spinach that she hasn't harassed in over six years.

An adorable monster.

There's something to be said for a cat that reminds you to eat your vegetables, but she even tries to eat sauteed greens out of hot meals. She has a nose for these things. Anywhere I sit, she's on my lap and then at my plate.

In a different world where I had a garden, and was sane enough to let her outside, well, I wouldn't have a garden anymore. Unless she learned the rewards of letting plants grow. She eats every one I try to grow!

Zelda's birthday present, 2004.

Sometimes she's just curious, and likes to leave her hair on my muffins.


My friend Erin tried to add some variety to her diet with carrots. Didn't stick.


And surely there's a green vegetable in these spring rolls from Bay Leaf, because I think she ate them, dipping sauce and all.

She's the best.

This post was brought to you by my VeganMoFo Approaches entry.

30 comments:

cuteanddelicious said...

i used to have a cat named zelda as well! she did not like greens as i recall. your kitty is adorable even if she may be a terror.

The Spicy Vegan said...

Hilarious. Love it!

sgcorrie said...

I love all the pictures of her with the greens! My cats have an obsession too, but it's with liquor. Oh wait.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Steff - Zelda has a big beer issue, too! Funny!

Vegyogini said...

What a smart and healthy kitty! My cat loves corn and will try to wrestle a spoon full of corn out of my hand!

Diana said...

My cat LOVED carrots. :)

Tracy Warner said...

My dog eats jalapenos. She detests greens though.

That's so funny though, I thought greens made them barf or something?

Whitney @ Lettuce Love said...

Cute kitties! They are adorable :)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Zelda is super cute even if she is a little monster!
LOL!
One of my cats eats peanuts and super noodles, another eats flapjacks.
Huxley is adorable. I have a soft spot for black cats.
:)

Debra said...

Spring rolls- yummy!
We need to adopt a cat- we sure miss our Romney...
Debra @ Vegan Family Style

stellatex said...

What adorable kitties! That first pic with the pea green sofa is fantastic. Are you sure your cats aren't Wes Anderson extras?

Luciana said...

I had a cat who liked tortilla chips and biscuits! I think it may have been the salt.

Kristin said...

Awesome. I have one cat that will eat any kind of fruit. He tries to steal the bowl if you have cantaloupe.

Rabbit Food said...

My family has a bulldog at home named Eleanor Rigby who will whine and beg for apples. She's also a big fan of carrots, oranges, and...lettuce!

Ms. T (of haiku tofu) said...

My pug loves spinach. Though he's such a pig I bet he'd love anything ;)

Susan said...

Cute! I love kitties. :)

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

My kitties name is Zelda too :D

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Zelda is awesome and oh so adorable!

Kip said...

If my man cat still had man bits, I'd say him and Zelda would produce a pretty surreal babycat. My guy'll eat pretty much anything, and he loves greens (and soy products he will growl and defend with his life).

kimbot said...

Haha! I have one kitty who loves hummus (anything chickpea really, but especially hummus), tomato sauce, and bread.

Pennie said...

So cute, 2 of my cats love celery leaves. When I bring groceries home, they snoop through all the bags until they find the celery-funny :)

Kiersten said...

That's so cute! My cat won't eat any sort of vegetables, she just plays with them. I don't think she realizes it's food.

vegtasticvoyage said...

My cat will eat any vegetable except garlic/onion and hot peppers. If she hears me peeling carrots or potatoes she'll break the friggin' sound barrier to get to me.

The real problem is nutritional yeast. "Sit down and wait and I'll share with you" does not work here, as it does with tofu-based desserts. No, she's nose-in-plate for the yellow flake.

The Kuntrageous Vegan said...

i really love your couch.

saveyrgeneration said...

the only vegan foods that my cat will eat are Light Life deli slice products and potato chips. he is clearly a sodium addict like his mother.

Chelsea said...

Oh, Zelda! What a great post! My cat Cookie loves any kind of bread. She goes crazy for it, and tries to stealth it off my plate! I basically have to eat it standing up. My cat Zoey really likes fake dairy stuff. Kitties are so funny!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I miss those fluffballs!

hoop netting said...

It's amazing. Love to have a vegan cat too.

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Anonymous said...

Spinach in large amounts can lead to crystal in your cat's urine, which leads to kidney stones. A leaf or two every once in a while is generally fine, but you really shouldn't let hr eat spinach on a regular basis or in large quantities.