January 4th 2013 9:23 am
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Last night we were all getting ready for bed. Mawmee came back in the kitchen to do something, and there I was . . . . . sitting with something shiny between my paws.
She came over and asked me what I was doing. I told her I was licking the chocolate kiss that was unwrapped that someone threw down off the counter to me.
She immediately picked it up and said that kind of kiss wasn't good for me. Luckily, no cat ate any of it but somecat unwrapped part of it and there were plenty of licks on it!
She took the little bowl that was on the counter and put it in the pantry. I didn't get in trouble because she knew I didn't get on the counter and paw that candy out of the bowl.
I'm not telling who did it, but his name begins with . . . . I'd like to buy a vowel . . . . . .
How can a kiss be wrong???
We thought maybe it was 'Notme' who started that kissie-inky-cident...MOL!
Oh my. Here's some vowels and consonants for free - It was: BRAT
AND DO NOT try to blame that handsome and innocent, yet stinky, B&W boy in the house.
It wasn't me, it wasn't me! Good one, Minko - I'm going to get the MRS. to call me "Notme" instead of Newmie!
Good thing nobody ate any, or it could have led to tummy trouble!
thankfuly no kitty ate all of the candy kiss, your meowmy is right. Those kind of kisses aren't good for you.
At least you didn't get sloppy with that kiss!
Tink says that she absolutely CERTAIN that Inky Did NOT do it. Really. She says she's sure. Inky DID not, COULD not, and WOULD not have done something like that. Not Inky. No way. We're positive. Again, it could NOT have been Inky. Not a chance that Inky would have done it. I'm tellin' ya - it's NOT Inky. Honest.
Mom just the other day let me taste a fudge pop she was having because she knows I won't eat cold foods. This stems from our New Kitten Treaty back in 2011 that stated all foods served in the house must be for ME!
This means she must show me everything she tries to eat or I will badger her for some the whole time she's trying to eat.
So, now if she wants to eat, I must inspect(sniff) the food first. She's found that the only way she can eat in peace is standing over the sink eating out of the hot pan. She has also found that i have no interest in much of what she eats, so she displays it to me first. If it's too hot or frozen, I have no interest. And NO VEGGIES EVER! i'm a CARNIVORE - she's a vegetarian but with dairy! EW!
Tink won't eat ANY human food no matter the form. But I am a growing kitten! Actually, I'm a full-grown cat, BUT DO NOT TELL HER!!! I'm afraid that the New Kitten Treaty would end, and I still need my power over her. Certainly Newman understands!
Mom also keeps dark chocolate in her drawer so she can have some when she's reading at night. We've sniffed it and labeled it a no-food-zone because we don't want anything that smells like dark chocolate. Yuck. Mom warns a lot of other moms about risks like this at the clinic she works at. One ounce of 70% cocoa dark chocolate is enough to kill a kitty. It shuts down the liver, and we don't know the effects of small amounts over time. She always recommends no chocolate of any kind, meaning your licks on a Hershey's Kiss or mine off a fudge pop. She was checking to see if I'd eat it and seem to like it, but I didn't. She will have to be careful when the trash contains throwaway items like the fudge pop wrapper, since I took the lick. She also knew a Catster mom who would take each cat out to the ice cream stand for it's b-day and feed it a scoop of the favorite ice cream(after she tried a few flavors with it). One liked chocolate best. She did this for years, but when she got on Catster she stopped with the chocolate. It became anything but chocolate because of advice here.
You did good by making sure efurrybuddy knows there is a BAD KISS out there in our hyoomes' crazy, mixed-up world.
Mom always says, don't EVER leave dropped pills on the floor, don't ever leave chocolate, garlic, onions, spinach, or tomato sauce with meat laying around (on counters, overnight) where cats can get to them. She says there are more plants that are poisonous to cats than plants that are not. If possible, don't have plants. If not possible, keep them in a room that you can close off. Overall, though, DO NOT PANIC: your cat is a CARNIVORE, he's searching for MEAT. Since cats survived in the wild for thousands of years by developing a sense and dislike for poisonous plants(most taste bitter), it means they probably would not eat an ibuprofen if you dropped it on floor, but they might play with it and lick it. They probably wouldn't eat the food left on your counter, except to play with it, or if the texture felt good in their mouths for a minute.
This means she believes cats will only ingest small amounts of most toxic substances, but still, there ARE terrible accidents sometimes!
The last thing she says is: it's just best to avoid it. If someone's kitty ever gets sick, we don't want them to have any more guilt than necessary, because the ordinary guilt will seem like more than we can bear.
Our mommy has seen some really terrible things, in training and at the clinic. But she's heard worse stories on Catster, that are just heart-wrenching! She says sometimes she can't imagine how people even begin to get thru it. Our hearts break for our furriends.
Wow, that was a whole mouthful I said there! Panda's Babies(meaning me!) are 1 and a half now! Golly! We have sun puddles here today, Tink has already found one and another one just landed on me so I think I'll just enjoy it! We hate winter - There's SNOW EVERYWHERE! It's dirty and ugly! Oh, and just a little reminder that we are convinced that Inky couldn't have done it...
Snow, I think you've had too much coffee.
(that's why I'm the spokescat and we try to keep him off!)
Snow, my eyes hurt from reading your short story. (Just kidding, I love to talk much myself).
Gleek - did your Mom give you a real kiss since she took your chokkie kiss away? I think she owes you that.
er...could it be...I don't know.....Satan?
Satan of the Candy dish
As for me,
I'd rather have fish.
Got any chicken?
Hmmm, I think a chocolate kiss sounds pretty good. I tried to get some icing from the Christmas cookies - and I did get a little!
I love chocolate! If it is out... I get into it!
MOL, I'd like to buy a vowel! That's hairlarious!
Very funny stuff!! I know doggy's aren't a-supposed to have chocolate.....but I won't even touch the stuff. I don'ts like it a-anyways......
Human food? No way! My Mom even lets my sisfur and I on the dinner table *during* dinner 'cause we just sniff stuff and walk away. We don't even try to nom the meat! Mom is grateful, 'cause sometimes her meds fall on the floor and she can't find them, but she knows we're smart enough never to try anything outside our Friskies food. We don't even like treats! Mom thinks it's kind of weird, but is glad we're not little hoovers like dogs are . . .
None of us have any interest in chocolate. Ivan is more likely to steal salad greens off your plate and Rusty, the meat. Seriously, don't leave your plate unattended in our house!
Furry happy no cats got harmed! I'm with you, Snow - got to sniff whatever the mom is eating and 99% of the time it is boring!