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Jack and the [ice] box

Lately, Jack has been trying very hard to get into the fridge. All I have to do is open the door, and he comes running. Before I can stop him, he'll have brushed by my legs, braced his paws on the lowest shelf, and made a lunge for the ... parsley.

He really wants the parsley. He ignores the meat and milk. He bites at the parsley stems, attempting to gnaw at them, purring deliriously.

Nudging him away doesn't work. I have to shove with force or gather him up in my arms and move him, because not even the threat of shutting the door on him will convince him to back up and out of the fridge.

I intend to call the vet tomorrow and inquire whether parsley is hazardous to cats. I'm tempted to give him a sprig just so I can open my refrigerator without a cat climbing into it. He'd throw it up, of course, but if it's worth it to him, it's worth it to me.

Right now he's sitting in Pyramid Position in front of the refrigerator, looking forlornly up at the fridge handle, meowing sadly. Unbelievable.



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Oct. 15th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
It's Parsley Cat, your answer to Broccoli Kitten! (A kitten who loved broccoli used to be popular on YouTube). I'm pretty sure it's fine, though there are websites recommending making your cat parsley tea as a 'natural contraceptive'!
Oct. 16th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Apparently he's not the only parsley lover out there. I found this. That suggests that it's not toxic but can cause stomach irritation.

I was amused by the questioner who said, "[My parsley-eating cats] will have great breath, but is it safe?"
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