Extremely keen! I once had a tiny bit of a cat treat stick lift over (about an inch) I found on the floor where someone had tossed and played with their food again LOL
Anyway, I picked it up and put it in the kibble bowl.
Later that afternoon I happened to be standing in the kitchen when my rowdy clowdey (mocking the word "clowdar") strolled through the back door, Sadie was first through the doorway in the kitchen.
As she passed the bowl, she was at least 2 feet away from it AND never saw me put anything in the bowl, and she stopped, started sniffing a little like a dog, then turned her head towards the bowl and walked over to discover the tiny treat. She ate it and that was it, she wasn't interested in the kibble right then.
I thought to myself WOW, now that is one good sniffer.
I was also in the utility room, sorting out their food and treat cabinet. I happened to spill some treats on the floor. I picked them all up, so I thought.
Belle kept trying to dig behind this huge bag of cat litter. She would sniff and try to reach her arm through the gap at the bottom of the bag and wall.
After telling her off for 2 days, I determined there must be something there. Usually she does weird things like dig under the freezer or something just because. So anyway I moved the bag, sure enough there was one tiny PIECE of a treat!! Sheesh!! LOL
But it illustrates just how good their sense of smell is.
Their hearing is even better, better then most dogs too. They can hear the pitch to electrical current flowing to your kettle. Thats why cats seem so scatty over noises that aren't THAT bad, to you and I, but to them it's deafening.
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