On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Thomas E. Billings wrote:
> Reportedly theobromine is bad for cats; however, I met a couple some years
> ago in Florida whose cat loved to eat Hershey's chocolate bars. They lived
> on a lake near Orlando and had a dock in their backyard. They claimed
> that their eccentric cat would sit on the dock waiting for fish to swim
> by, jump in, and if the cat caught a fish, kitty would eat it. I never
> had the opportunity to observe that behavior, but a cat that eats
> chocolate is certainly unusual. :-)
this behavior probably has not much to do with chocolate. There are
housecats who descend from a wild species of cat who loves to hunt in
water. I used to have such a cat. He would jump into the kitchen sink when
the water was turned on and he would push his water bowl across the floor
till it splashed out. It used to drive me nuts and I couldn't understand
it until I learned that this is typical for some types of cats.
jumping into a lake is a bit much. lucky kitty. raw fish!