Monday, July 16, 2007

Cats and Green Olives


My cats react pretty much the same way to green olives as they do catnip. I haven't a clue why. At least it isn't just them, as you can tell in this video, other cats like green olives too.

3 comments:

barkfoot said...

I'm defineately going to try olives on the local cats!

Theresa said...

Olives are very high in oleic acid. Cats emit a pheromone from their facial glands made largely of oleic acid. Ever had a cat rub it's cheeks up against you? Oleic acid actually makes them feel calm -- look up the ingredients of Feliway, the synthetic cat behavior pheromone - mostly oleic acid.

Lesley said...

Thanks Theresa! I searched the entire internet trying to figure out why that was and nobody seemed to know. Glad that question is finally answered!