She looks so precious. Like she'd eat rainbows and poop butterflies. But Simone has an addiction. It's not pretty.
Simone is coprophagic.
Poop. Simone loves a good Tootsie Poo snack.
We've been struggling with it all week. Several days ago, I caught her noshing one on the dog bed by Ruby's cage. Told her she was bad. Made her spit it out. She was horrified that she had displeased me. I thought it was over. She never gets reprimanded.
Yesterday, I'm on the computer and she runs up to me. Full body wiggle she was so very pleased with herself. She rubbed against my leg. I reached down to pet her and that's when I was handed a big blob of cat poop.
More scolding. She was pleased because she brought it to me rather than eating it. I guess since i picked it up and took it from her, she thought I wanted it.
So today, I'm at the computer. Aida's on my lap. Simone comes into the room and full body waggling, rubs my leg. I pat her back. And then it hits me. I gaze down to see a giant desiccated pretzel of cat feces in her mouth. She drops it into the tissue I hurriedly retrieve. Plops her butt on the hardwood. Beaming.
I think I need a refresher in my dog whispering.