People were consumed by curiosity, wondering what would unfold if a simple cucumber were placed behind a cat. Would it startle and leap in surprise? Or would it maintain its composure, unaffected by this peculiar green intruder? The anticipation was palpable as minds raced with images of feline reactions, a thrilling mix of amusement and intrigue. This simple experiment became a testament to the enigmatic nature of cats, forever captivating our imagination and leaving us eagerly awaiting the unpredictable and whimsical responses that would undoubtedly ensue.
Some felines couldn’t care less about the vegetable intrusion, but others leaped high into the air when they saw it. Videos of such encounters were going viral all over the internet back in the day, as people tried to see how their own pets responded to seeing the bright-green vegetable.
However, it seems that in some cases, cats do not mind the said vegetable and quite frankly even like it. One such case was found in Finland where a cat named Mauri formed a special bond with a grocery-store-bought cucumber his owner Heli brought home.
“Ever since Mauri was a kitten he has always been very curious about any food I am preparing and usually he gets a taste of some cheese or meats. My usual sandwich has cucumber slices on top of it so eventually, he would be curious about that too and since I know cucumber is safe for cats to consume so I would give him a little bit of it every now and then. I think he likes how crunchy it is, because sometimes Mauri likes to crunch on iceberg lettuce too, but obviously not as much as he loves cucumbers.”
Meet Mauri, the cucumber-loving cat
Mauri went viral recently this year because unusually enough, it seems that he likes eating cucumbers
“Ever since Mauri was a kitten he has always been very curious about any food I am preparing and usually he gets a taste of some cheese or meats,” said Mauri’s owner Heli
“I know cucumber is safe for cats to consume so I would give him a little bit of it every now and then. I think he likes how crunchy it is”
To see if Mauri would respond to any other type of vegetable similar to cucumber, Mauri’s owner had Mauri try and find a cucumber hidden amongst countless courgettes
Mauri was quick to find his favorite vegetable in practically no time as he sniffed around
The cute feline even has a favorite toy in a shape of a cucumber and enjoys cuddling it
Heli, Mauri’s owner, also launched some merch featuring some cute art of Mauri eating cucumbers
“I never thought it was weird for him to like cucumbers because we used to have a dog who also loved cucumbers. For me, it was always a normal thing,” shared Heli
“I never thought it was weird for him to like cucumbers because we used to have a dog who also loved cucumbers. For me, it was always a normal thing. Only after I started posting videos of him stealing cucumber from my shopping bag (because I thought it was really funny) I realized that Mauri is a pretty special cat with that cucumber obsession of his.
90% of the time we just chill at home. He lives like a normal house cat. In the summer we love exploring the parks and forests nearby. We also travel by train oftentimes to visit my family who lives a 4-hour train ride away.
Mauri is kind of a small celebrity here in Finland. He has been on national TV and news multiple times and sometimes we get invited to visit local cafe shops with him.”