Our pets. We love them, but… they can be their own special brand of weirdness, right?
What’s the quirkiest thing your pet does?
We have two cats, Morse and Marlowe, who are brothers, and Marlowe likes his greens. Specifically broccoli. If I am steaming broccoli he thinks that this is The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened, and will do whatever he can to get some of it. He will even come running if he hears the saucepan/steamer clinking as I’m preparing things, on the assumption that broccoli is going to happen (steaming other things confuses him); but once he can smell it cooking, his excitement goes up a few gears.
I had to go online to research this, and found that (a) he’s not alone, and (b) yes it’s safe for them to eat. (Maybe you also have a broccoli-loving cat?)
Morse couldn’t possibly care less about broccoli. As far as he is concerned it is not food (even if it is in his food bowl – he will sniff it and then ignore it).
I don’t know if it’s connected (again, his brother isn’t interested), but Marlowe will also bury his face in my empty tea mug (assuming I don’t see him in time to move it!) and lick the insides if and only if I used my home-made almond milk rather than soy milk. AFAIK almonds are an ok-in-small-amounts thing, so this just causes me to wash more dishes than I’d otherwise need to…
The oddest habit that Morse has is his obsession with the laundry door. It’s a tiny laundry – just a tub and washing machine in a big cupboard space, basically; not a room – but there must’ve been something good in there once, because literally every single time he hears that door being opened he comes running, no matter how short a space of time it’s been since he last got a chance to sniff that few inches of floor from the inside.