Kitty crack

When it’s time for a normal meal, Bonnie will sit nicely beside her placemat, meowing gently as I pour a bit of food into her bowl.

If Bonnie has been especially sweet to me that day, I will give her a bit of canned tuna.

She knows the sound of the can opener, and the second I place it on the can, I hear her bounding in from whatever corner of the apartment she might be hiding in.


Unlike her normal meals, Bonnie does not sit politely whilst I dish out her snack.  Rather, she will try to climb up my leg, meowing hysterically, reaching for the plate before I have even gotten the fish out of the can.

Somehow, I manage to get the plate to the floor without tripping over the cat. Bonnie quickly wolfs down the tuna, licking every last speck from the plate.

When she is finished, she turns to me, rubbing against my legs, purring violently.  I pick her up, and she nuzzles against my chin, as if to thank me for my infinite kindness.  She looks into my eyes and…

…and then the change happens.  Her pupils suddenly dilate.  She begins to squirm, so I let her down.  Without warning she tears out of the kitchen.


While I go about my business, Bonnie runs back and forth across the length of the apartment.  She leaps over chairs, she skids around corners, she attacks my sneakers.  She lets out these weird meows in a timbre not usually emitted from her throat.  She has become a wild cat, and no walls can contain her.


I try to ignore Bonnie as she races with wild abandon around me, but it can be difficult when she uses me as a springboard to fly across the living room onto the couch.  At times like these I feel like I should sew her a little cape.

Finally, forty-five long minutes later, she is passed out on the floor beneath the coffee table.  Her tuna high has worn off.

Canned tuna is like kitty crack.

passed out kitty


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. curlywurlygurly
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 19:51:34

    what a snuggle-kitty. tuna is outlawed in my house. i can’t tolerate the stench…i eat NOTHING from the sea. it must be so horrible to live with me.


  2. Anne
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 22:35:18

    for Miss Kitty – formerly Charity – the new cat – Blueberry Yogurt prompts the same reaction. While I sit and attempt to eat, her paw snakes into the cup, trying to pull the yoplait toward her. Then she runs about the house like a crazed wild animal and barfs on the carpet. So maybe yogurt is more like kitty heroin or cocaine. regardless, she can’t seem to understand it is bad for her and with every pop of the lid – comes running, ready for a taste, a lick or better yet a puddle of blueberry goodness on the floor for her and Grace the dog to share.


  3. Mike
    Feb 20, 2009 @ 02:54:37

    be careful how much tuna u feed the kitty —
    lest you get a kitty hog


  4. Joy
    Feb 20, 2009 @ 20:36:56

    This is funny. I don’t feed my cats canned or moist food. They only get dry. But this playing is hilarious. My cats are like this right now at night. They think they want to go outside but when I open the door and they feel the cold or see the snow, they creep backwards. Hilarious. I love my cats too.


    • megan
      Feb 22, 2009 @ 19:15:05

      Bonnie usually only gets dry, but sometimes she’s just too cute not to spoil. I bet she would have a cow if I ever let her outside.


  5. Bryan
    Feb 22, 2009 @ 19:03:24

    Oh my gosh…I’ll have to try this out myself. I can confirm that the smell of tuna fish travels at the speed of light. I don’t know how they do it, but our cats can literally tell the difference between opening a can of green beans and a can of tuna fish. If it’s tuna fish, they are right there begging for it. Next time I’ll give them a little so I can enjoy some kitty crack fun.


    • megan
      Feb 22, 2009 @ 19:16:55

      My vet told me that since cats have a low thirst drive, they don’t drink enough water. So tuna, being packed with water, is a great snack. She didn’t tell me about the psychedelic side effects, though…


  6. Clark
    Feb 22, 2009 @ 19:20:16

    I gave our cat tuna one time when she was out of food, and she came running every time she heard the can opener for 6 months.


  7. nikki
    Feb 23, 2009 @ 14:43:16

    One more thing to spoil our cats with….NO THANK YOU! I made the first mistake by giving them treats in the kitchen. NOW I can’t even go in there without them crying for treats!!! I have a 1.5 year old and her baby who is 5 months old. Yea I have an underage slut for a cat I KNOW! They don’t meow…oh no they are past that..they cry as if they haven’t eaten in days and their food bowl is full!!!! Cats can be so FUN! I do adore them!


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