Paddy, a five-year-old Norwegian Forest Cat living Newmarket, England “steals” objects from neighbours and brings them home. His owner, Paul Terry, said:
“I was most impressed when he brought a lily in a pot home. I have no idea how he did it.”
We know that lily pollen is very toxic to cats. It can kill them. I will have to assume that the lily in a pot that he carted home was not whole and that the flower and pollen were missing from it. Thanks be to God.
Paddy it a beautiful cat. We are all familiar with kleptomaniac cats. They are expressing their desire to hunt in a human world. It is instinctive behavior which does not make sense because the “prey” is inedible. These sorts of cats are called “kleptocats”.