I still have leftover Halloween sweets/candy. Last night I was sitting in front of the fireplace, my Siamese boy Lokii on my lap (as always when fire is nearby), and I had a rare hankering for sugar. I displaced Lokii long enough to grab a Chupa Chup lollipop (or sucker, whatever you call ’em) from the kitchen, and returned to warm our mutual arses in front of the lovely fire.
Lokii – being a feline stomach on legs – wanted to know what I kept sticking into my mouth. So I let him have a sniff.
He was interested. The flavour was strawberries and cream, after all.
Most of us have heard that cats cannot taste sweet. So I wonder what, exactly, made him want my sucker so badly? What did he think it tasted like?
He looks like a demented Orc from the Lord of the Rings films.
Aww, I love Loki.
Maybe the sensation of it against his tongue?
Creature 2 is obsessed with baked goods. I can’t have a muffin or such without him going crazy. Weirdo cat.
He liked it better if I left some spit on it, so he could lick it off. My boys aren’t bakery-influenced, but we rarely have it anyway.
Well that is completely adorable…
Thank you! He’s a nutter, and I love him!
Omc. That is just toooooo cute lol
Sickening, isn’t it? He’s a good boy!
Oliver (my boy cat) loves chips. Espcially if covered in curry ketchup lol. So god knows about their taste buds haha
Ha!!! Curry! We always tell them, ‘too hot for cats!’ when they are mooching on our dinner.
Pizza sauce? Little bastards are ALLL about that.
Lol! Yeah thats what they do haha
Ummm…. the cream??
Those are some of the goddarndest photos I have ever seen. Amazing.
Quality is rubbish, so sorry about that! I spent ages with an app making them less dark. But I laughed my hole off at the last few, no drink on board at all! He has such an expressive little face when he is determined.
Bizarre. There is no end to what cats will get up to. I am just musing on how bizarre this is. LOVE the pix. Totally crazy. Made my day and it was pretty good up til I saw this!
Yay! I’m glad to have helped!
Such great photos! 🙂
That was so ridiculously cute that I called Josh over to have a look. I wish Evie Cat was more willing to have her pic taken when she’s being extra cute.
Congrats on inventing a new cat treat!!!
We will have to see if he likes other flavours. He could be their spokes-cat!
Yeah.. it might have been the cream in the strawberries and cream that did it!!!
The difference between a cat and a dog and a sucker is the cat licks delicately and the with dog you have rush to the emergency vet clinic for surgery to remove the stick he’d swallowed after he sucked the whole suck out of your hand with the sucking force of 10 hoovers.
Ha! Sounds like the voice of experience, there!
To your question, if Looki doesn’t taste sweet, what does he tastes? Likely, strawberry and cream haha
Didn’t click the link, but from what I’ve read before, the gene which enables sweet taste is deactivated in *most* (not all) cats. They likely didn’t need it, as they are meat eaters. Sweet taste is useful to herb eaters, as sugar is a necessary nutrient and is not very frequent in nature. It was never meant to be used for candies! Now that we live in a world with an overabundance of sugar, this evolution trait is somewhat of a problem for us. (The very same story goes for salt too.)
And I’m sure you are aware that refined sugar is bad for pets. They can’t assimilate it, it’s filtered directly by their liver. It’s literally toxic to them. But the pictures were sweet 🙂
He mostly got what I’d already half-digested by drooling all over it. I entertained myself by imagining what it tasted like without the sweetness – kind of a bland baby-food meat taste, I thought.
Please tell me you DID eat the rest of it 🙂
Yup. It never occurred to me that sharing spit with my cat was nasty.
I love you 🙂
Love you too, Tom 😉
Lokii was so happy with the sucker it’d be mean to take it from him, even if it’s toxic!
He had very little, actually. Mostly licked up my drool!
Sharing is caring, right? Ha!