June 24th 2012 10:35 pm
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My mum has been so very busy lately but on Saturday she said she had nowhere to go and was looking forward to some quality cat time. Well, she may have had nowhere to go but I did. I was out playing with my new chums most of the day. I think Josie had some snuggle time with mum.
Luckily I didn't miss out on the top treat of the day, a little cream. Mmmm! I love cream. Mum was beating it up and stirring it with other things and in the freezer it went.
Sunday was another happy day and I helped mum change the sheets in the spare room and tidy up generally. In the evening first my friend Dee came over and than Nicky who is the friend I stayed with in Norfolk on my epic adventures there.
They ate and one thing they ate was from the tub in the freezer. Mum said it was home-made lemon and mint ice cream and everyone said just how delicious it was. I wanted to try some but I know mum doesn't like to see me on the table when people are eating.
She got their bowls and cleared them to the kitchen. She doesn't like to see me on the sides in the kitchen either but I thought that as long as she was busy chatting she would never know. It didn't take long to find the bowls and lick as much as I could from them. I jumped down satisfied with myself. They would never know!
But it would seem that lemon and mint ice cream may not be the best thing for cats' tummies. I started feeling very peculier indeed. Better out than in so I went just outdoors and got on with the matter in hand.
I heard someone say, "Probably a furball" and then "is that ice cream?" and then "yeuch!" and mum said she wasn't sure that it could be and then she checked the bowls and I think saw tongue marks on the spoons.
So we've both learnt a valuable lesson. Mum has learnt that she should crack on with the washing up right awayand I've learnt that lemon and mint isn't for me. That won't stop me trying other flavours if I get the chance though.
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Hmmm, I'd avoid that lemon and mint too!
If you're going to have ice cream you'd better keep it simple mate. Putting down to learning experience mate.
I tend to eat wall insulation, which also is not good for kitty tummies.
I don't like citrus things myself. But did your mom use peppermint oil or fresh mint? Fresh mint is not toxic to cats, but peppermint oil is really bad. It's a good thing that you threw it up, in any case. I hope you are feeling better, Toby! I like vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream, and I haven't had any reactions to those. Have you tried whipped cream? It is delicious, if you can eat dairy. Some cats can't, but I love it.
Why didn't your Mum make nip ice cream? That would have been the best kind. Humans are so weird.