Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Belly Dancing

Clover: Will dance for ham!! Posted by Picasa
"The cat has been described as the most perfect animal, the acme of muscular perfection and the supreme example in the animal kingdom of the coordination of mind and muscle." ~ Roseanne Ambrose Brown
Miss Clover is normally sedate, opinionated, finicky, and cranky. She wants what she wants, when she wants it; after she gets what she wants, she'd rather you just go away and leave her be. Our cats have never been fond of "people" food; bits of chicken or beef that fall to the floor will languish there as the cats sniff and sniff and then either walk away or scratch the floor in an effort to cover the morsel up with imaginary sand. I did have a cat once who loved cheese and Nicky likes Pop Tarts, but that is about it.

However, this Christmas we discovered that Miss Clover is crazy nuts about ham. Nyssa was snacking on a slice and Clover got in her lap and stuck her nose in the plate. How much does she love ham? Enough to stand on her hind legs....

....and dance! Dance, Clover, dance! Of course, she doesn't realize that this exposes her scrawny little belly, but who cares as long as there is that tantalizing ham up there. Since I've never seen any canned cat food with "ham" listed as the flavor, I must assume that it isn't that good for them, probably the sodium content; so we did limit her ham intake. But she certainly smacked her lips for quite a while after her tiny treat.

I think we should make her a little sign to carry around......
Will Dance For Ham!!
Wait! Could this be considered "BELLY" dancing?

Clover is dancing on over to see the other cats at Tummy Tuesday, hosted by catstuff. She will also see what the kitties are up to at Cats on Tuesday, hosted by gattina.
Clover will also join the other cats at Friday's Ark hosted by the Modulator and the Carnival of the Cats, hosted this Sunday by Enrevanche.

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