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Friday, November 16, 2007

Cat sense of taste

Lynettea was busy with her wildlife blog http://www.bloglines.com/blog/lynettea-wildlife and she found something she thought would be interesting for your humans. We kitties already know it, but you can get your humans to read the article.

'Sugar and spice and everything nice hold no interest for a cat. Our feline friends are only interested in one thing: meat (except for saving up the energy to catch it by napping, or a round of restorative petting) This is not just because inside every domestic tabby lurks a killer just waiting to catch a bird or torture a mouse, it is also because cats lack the ability to taste sweetness, unlike every other mammal examined to date.'

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=strange-but-true-cats-cannot-taste-sweets

10 comments:

Boy said...

Wow! geckos for me? Thanks!
We used to have wots of geckos here but they seemed to have gone off somewhere else these past year or so.

Meat! Of course meat is the heavenwy food!

Daisy said...

That is very interesting. I know I do not like sweets, I much prefer meats! And like the article says, it is a good thing we do not like sweets because then our teeths would really be bad.

Gattina said...

That's true ! all my 5 cats don't like sweets but would kill for meat, lol !

Pablo said...

As you say, not news to me, but news to Kate. Interesting news! Hmm. All this talk of meat is making me hungry... how long until dinner?

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Dearest Diamond! I hope you do not think me too ungracious of a kitty for taking such a long time to return your visit. You can only imagine how happy I was to see you come cheer me on while I was so very sick. Mommy was heartbroken and thought for sure I would not regain any of my spirit and was prepared for the worst. But I was worth a small miracle. With your purrrayers and some good medicine, I have regained my strength day by day. Mommy would not have made it through her worries about me without your comfort. Each night we keep you in our prayers and wish you endless Blessings this Thanksgiving season.
Love and hugs from our house to yours, Miss Peach and the mommy

Gattina said...

I moved this award post down now, because this post was not really meant to be commented, but thank you anyway, lol !

michico*Adan said...

That is very interesting news~!
I don't like sweets either~!

Anita said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I hope you have a good day!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssss.

Lux said...

That's very interesting - we didn't know that! (Well, *I did ...) :)

snowforest said...

Furry interesting info Diamond ~ even our know-it-all-about-cats human didn't know about it ~ he he ~ come visit us at our new bloggie:

http://snowandforest.blogspot.com/