This may be the weirdest Thing I've done this year. Today I tasted cat food.
Why? I'm not sure. A couple of weeks ago I watched an episode of Ace of Cakes where Duff and Ben egged each other on to eat a Milk Bone. They decided it didn't taste too bad. Cat food is almost like a dog biscuit, right?
When I was pouring out food for the cats tonight, I decided to pick up a kibble and take a whiff of it; there was no discernible smell. When I felt it, it was a bit oily and had a rough texture. I raised it to my mouth and took a small nibble, to see what it was like. It was good, in a weird sort of way...a bit bland, but savory, with a crunchy texture. One taste was enough, though. I put the rest of the piece in the bowl for the cat to eat.
After my tasting adventure, I checked out the list of ingredients on the side of the food bag. They sounded pretty normal: chicken, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, poultry by-product meal, wheat flour, animal fat, whole grain corn, fish meal, soy protein isolate, caramel color, salt, and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals. Nothing too exotic.
After dinner, one of the cats came and sat next to me. He seemed especially friendly; either he wanted a lap to sit on or figured we shared a special bond...