The following pictures are NOT an example of excellent photography. They ARE, however, an example of trying to catch something on film without startling the subject of the picture into...dropping his ear of corn. It was Father's Day. We had played on the slip 'n slide (and by "we", I mean NOT me), we had cooked on the grill. We were sitting in the living room relaxing. Then we noticed that Moses was behaving in a peculiar manner. He was slinking around the coffee table, looking suspiciously like a cat about to steal someone's dinner. Since dinner was over and done, we waited to see what would happen. He circled the coffee table for several minutes. Then, when he was fairly sure no one was paying any attention to him, he stood up on his hind feet and began gnawing on the corn cob on my plate. There was no corn left, mind you, but he didn't let a little thing like that stop him.
Eventually, he decided it would be best to pull the whole thing off the table, so as to get a better grip on the cob.
Meanie was feeling left out, so he decided to try some corn, too. If he had started the whole thing, it would've been less surprising, since Meanie appears to think he is a cow. Every time the front door opens, he darts out and sits on the front steps to eat some grass. He won't go any further than the steps, but he doesn't feel his day is complete unless he's grazed.
It's rather irritating if you happen to be in a hurry, because you have to stop and retrieve a cat every single time the front door opens. But let's get back to the question at hand: Why are my cats eating corn on the cob???