Monday, August 04, 2008

Body Odor

Something noticed in recent months: a cat smell. When we were house-hunting, some houses had a cat smell and others didn't. I'm not particularly fond of cat-smell, even though I like the cats. But what I've noticed recently is that it's not Athena who contributes cat-smell to the house. It's Rosie. Athena eats real food. She eats what a cat is supposed to eat. She catches live food (with enzymes -- LOL) and eats the whole thing, bones, fur, guts, and all. Rosie, however, eats processed food. She is a lousy huntress, and eats the food from the store. Granted, it's a relatively "real" and less-processed cat food than most of what's on the shelves, but it's still grocery store food, as opposed to the hunter-gatherer food that is the mainstay of Athena's diet. And Rosie is the one who has An Odor.

Is there a lesson here for people-diets?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I entirely get your question about people diets... However, that does remind me of something from college.

    The Asian guys in our dorm room absolutely wreaked (to us). We really couldn't stand how they smelled. They smelled like old fish.

    When it was brought up once, we were informed that, to them, we smell absolutely disgusting. We smell like bad meat or something like that.

    Now, I'm not saying that all Asians smell bad, not at all - just some of the guys from Japan and South Korea in my dorm really did smell like bad fish. I figured there was probably a reason for that. And when they told us that, to them, we smell awful like bad meat, I thought that probably made a lot of sense.

    So what you eat really does contribute to how you smell. You just get used to the smell and either it doesn't bother you or it even smells good to you after a while.