Soon it will be the big day! Oliver helped prepare veggies for supper last week, getting in the mood for the feast this Thursday. He is an odd cat. Of all the cats I've had he is the only Vegan. He loves his veggies. He'd kill for carrot tops, Brussels sprouts, corn on the cob. He chomps down raw green beans with gusto.
If I have water-packed tuna and drain off a bit of the juice for him, he backs away as if affronted and horrified. Tuna! Our former cats would be aghast at his passing this up.
However, one of his funniest activities is wrestling a banana off the counter and throwing it to the floor, where he will continue to play with it and kill it for a long time. We've learned the sacrifice of one banana is worth the joy he has, and the smiles we have. Sometimes we hear the thuds from the other room, and knowingly say "dead banana."
Recently he has decided to try the bottom-of-the-bowl milk from cereal. Just a lick of it left in the bottom, and he is on my lap ready to try it. I think it took well over a year for him to believe the world has more excitement than veggies.
But, no meat so far, no cheese or butter or peanut butter. No fast food chicken nuggets or burger bites. He is interested in any food that comes into the house, but maintains his dignity at his bowl of official chow, and stays a trim weight and is healthy as can be.
Last Thanksgiving he ignored the meal. I wonder if this year the tempting odors will lure him into trying....just a bite??
Hope your holiday will be wonderful with delicious food and many blessings.