I think Merlin has become a vegetarian.
OK, I know all cats go off their meat a little in hot weather, and goodness knows it has been hot.
I also know that cats often eat green stuff to aid digestion.
I have never, however, had a cat who would sit in front of me while I eat salad, drooling and attempting to steal lettuce from my plate. When he manages to get some, he runs off with it, growling, and eats it in a hurry so that he can get back for more. Meanwhile his cat food grows crusty in the kitchen.....
He's a weird cat. It's a good job we love him :)
Merlin says: "Be fair, Mum. I eat flies, too..."