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The dog ate my homework, chowhound version

The cat ate my pizza.

It wasn't just any pizza, home made crust, home made white sauce, and a generous topping of fresh mushrooms, lightly sautéed before putting on the pizza.

I was saving half for today and late last night, after the pizza had cooled, I went to put it in the frig, and all the mushrooms were gone.

Maybe cats have a built in umami detector, because I really didn't know that cats liked fungi.

Do you have any evidence pro or con?

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  1. I've had cats that went insane for figs. Also corn husks. And asparagus tips (no stalks, he would just steal the tips when my back was turned). You just never know, you just have to be on guard of anything left on a counter.

    1. That is hilarious! Cats are weird (in the best way - I love my cat). He goes nuts for potato chips, specifically Pringles.

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      1. re: UTgal

        Our Siamese were INSANE for regular Doritos. I can't even describe it accurately, but our friends who were int the entertainment business kept trying to talk us into renting them out for a funny commercial. Then one time someone brought over the "new" ranch flavor and it turned them off to Doritos for at least a year or so. Poor guys.

        1. re: coll

          oh poor pusses-force feeding them to devour Ranch Doritos ;(((

          1. re: iL Divo

            No they helped themselves as always ;-). They were traumatized badly. I always preferred the original myself so I know how they felt.

      2. My cat will eat nearly anything, particularly salty things like cheese though last week I caught him gnawing on arugula.

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        1. re: fldhkybnva

          I have a weird little kitty who likes arugula, too. He actually paws through the grocery bags looking for it.

        2. When he was a kitten I once caught my Siamese in a box of cereal. I was lying in bed reading and reached in for a handful and got fur instead. A different cat was able to pull lunch meat or cheese or of a sandwich without disturbing it. Until he realized what she was doing, bf frequently thought that he was going crazy.

          My pseudo in laws Bichon would push the wheeled kitchen chairs around to counter surf. Would also get in the cabinet for the trash and close the door. But he was horrible at hiding the evidence and would return to the scene of the crime. However their other bichon (the mother) was very sneaky. We suspected she shared the spoils, but we never caught her in the act and she never suffered any digestive problems.

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          1. re: viperlush

            We had a standard poodle growing up, who would regularly pull down the pizza box and pick off the offending mushrooms and green pepper. We would find a perfectly closed, and empty, pizza box surrounded by said items on a perfect circle. I can picture it now and all I can do is laugh.

          2. my cat will eat cat food of a brand she is familiar with and some tinned fish as long as it is room temp, properly plated and only after close inspection - fussy little thing - pizza, never.