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Peanut Butter?

December 14th, 2013

Dexter is such a fun cat, he’s adventurous in every way, even in his diet. I know Dexter will eat just about anything I give him, our other cats are super picky. One day I was eating a spoonful of peanut butter and he decided he wanted a taste.
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I didn’t let him taste it until I was just about finished, he polished off the rest on my spoon. Now, whenever he smells peanut butter he makes a pest of himself until he gets some. He’s just about as bad with pumpkin pie, which he also loves.

Do you have any pets that eat crazy things?

26 Comments to “Peanut Butter?”
  1. Linda on December 14, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I used to have a cat that would beg for lettuce and another who loved cantaloupe.

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    • Natasha on December 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

      One of my cats also like cantaloupe!

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      • Trish on December 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

        mine too!

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  2. Robin on December 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

    We had a cat that would go to great extremes to get olives. I found him in the middle of the dining room table during an anniversary party for my parents, on his way to the olives. I think I broke the speed of sound moving him from the table to the basement.

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  3. Melissa on December 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

    We have a cat who loves peanut butter too. He seems to like anything creamy (like yogurt), whereas the other cat is only interested in meat.

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  4. kathi Cook on December 14, 2013 at 8:26 am

    My cats likes bananas which also happen to be difficult to chew if you have cat teeth haha.

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  5. DebbieB on December 14, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Oatmeal! One of my cats begs for my oatmeal bowl, he licks it clean when I’m done with breakfast. I keep trying to tell him that I don’t put meat in my oatmeal, but he is unconvinced.

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  6. Adelina Anderson on December 14, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Our cats like to just lick everything that they can. However if you eat ice cream from a coffee mug, one of our cats will go after you until you let her get a taste off the spoon with some sprinkles. If you refused to share, she manages to shove her paw right in the mug.

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  7. Nebraska Dave on December 14, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Susy, my wife was really the inside animal person. Over the 23 years we were married, several dogs and one cat made into our household. The last dog we had was the best and lived the longest. It was a mix between a Poodle and Pekinese. It had such a mellow temperament with the Poodle nose and the Pekinese curly tail. Anyway every holiday, she would make a plate of food just like the rest of us for him to eat. It had turkey, sweet potatoes, mash potatoes, gravy, an cranberry sauce. You would thought we starved the poor creature. He would bury his face in the plate and not come out until it was all gone and the plate licked clean.

    Have a great cat day.

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  8. Heidi on December 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Our English Mastiff thinks tomatoes and bananas are the best treat. The waterworks of saliva when he sees me coming in with a harvest of tomatoes is unreal. (Thank god he hasn’t figured out how to “harvest” himself! He would destroy the garden!) I make pancakes every Sunday and he knows the whole process and when he gets his one pancake. There was a bit of a panic when I changed up the order of the routine one Sunday. He tried to “help” by standing really close and “supervise” by resting his chin on the counter next to the stove to watch and make sure I was doing it right. Then there was a little pouting when I made him go to his bed in the kitchen to wait. Now I am careful to keep things in the same order so we don’t have a rebellion.

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  9. Marina C on December 14, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Our cat Musetto just loved bananas, she would come from anywhere if we started to peel one. she could get quite a lot down by just licking with her raspy cat tongue… she was a love!
    Gone 25 years now, she is still on our mind everytime we eat a banana.

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  10. Rhonda on December 14, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Have you ever tried giving your cat an olive? Every cat over ever had has loved olives. They treat the olives almost like catnip. They’ll chew them a bit and then roll on them.

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    • sarah on December 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      My cat goes crazy for olives… she’ll roll around on the floor where an olive fell earlier in the day.

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  11. Myra S. on December 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Both our golden and beagle love peanut butter in their kongs. When I make my husband’s salad they can’t wait for the core of the lettuce and think broccoli stalks are a real treat. They love popcorn too.

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  12. Helen on December 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

    My chihuahua loves cleaning our coffee cups, I even have a photo of him in a ceramic Starbucks mug just to get the drop I left in the bottom for him.

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    • whit on December 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

      That’s so funny, because you reminded me of my childhood friend’s family from Mexico. Chewy, their chihuahua, was given coffee with cream and bologna every morning for breakfast.

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  13. whit on December 14, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Our indoor cat loves hot beverages. Especially if the person drinking them is allergic to cats. As soon as you put your mug down, she thinks that blueberry rooibos tea was made just for her. :). Our outdoor cat will beg for the waffles and bread we feed to the ducks. Since she was a feral cat, she would probably eat just about anything. :)

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  14. Melanie in CA on December 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    One of our Great Danes loved cruciferous vegetables of any kind and would stand at my elbow anytime I was cutting or chopping. She was very polite and would not touch the counter top (although she could easily rest her chin on it) but there was always a puddle of drool on the floor until I took pity on her and put some bits into her food dish.

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  15. Joan on December 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    My dog Molly will eat ANYTHING! The poor chickens don’t get as many scraps as they would like because Molly stands by the counter watching everything that I cut up and waiting for her piece(s) of it. Carrot or celery ends, the bruised part of bananas, apple cores, cheese rinds… she loves it all!

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  16. Bettina on December 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    My first dog – a Basset Hound called Tessa – loved Oranges.

    In the 70’s and 80’s in Germany, we had a lot of oranges in winter, and each time I sat there peeling, she would sit in front of me drooling.

    So I’d parcel out individual wedges to my Mom, Dad, my brother, Tessa and then myself… it was too funny!

    But then, she would eat really anything. A papermache hat during Carnival, 30 hard boiled and decorated Easter eggs – shells and all, yoghurt, an entire Black Forest Gateau, 3 whole smoked mackerels, 3/4 of a Rumbomb cake (bisquit, buttercream filling with lots of 80% rum, chocolate frosting) – which meant she fell down the 3 steps into the garden because she was drunk, you get the drift… if she could get her long snout into it, she would scarf it up.

    But Oranges were her favourite!

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  17. Trish on December 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Rex, my big dog, loves fruit. I pick apricots and peel them off the pit for him, and he forages for strawberries. He accompanies me as I pick tomatoes – he can’t get to them himself because of the cages. he will also pull apples off the trees to eat.

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  18. kristin @ going country on December 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    My dog eats everything except very vinegary things. She eats raw rutabaga, paw paws from the tree, and especially anything the children drop on the floor, which is pretty much anything. Dogs are a crucial cleaning service if you have little kids.

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  19. Brenna on December 15, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Our black cat loves loves LOVES whipped cream; while my Dad’s poodle will do almost anything for snow peas!

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  20. Jordyn on December 16, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    My new kitty loves caramel!? He will eat almost anything, but I have never heard of a cat enjoying sweets. :) I’m about to go get an olive just to see his reaction!

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    • Kath on December 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      LOL, my cat loves caramel too! I remember last year I was making a batch of Caramel Apple Butter and was opening Kraft Caramels and putting them in a bowl to add to the apple butter. My kitty jumped up on the table, grabbed one of those caramels, and took off like a thief before I could bat an eyelash.

      Now, every time I break out the caramels for apple butter he wails until I give him a small piece.

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  21. Jen on December 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Our cat loved (LOVED) tomatoes and red bell peppers. She was also quite keen on canned green beans, romaine lettuce, and strawberries (never mind the usual milk, ice cream, etc.). She also wouldn’t eat meat unless it had been seasoned. Weirdo.

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