Friday, 12 August 2016

Filth even

For a few days now, I have noticed that the butter in the butter dish has had a strange , slightly ridged surface.
I wondered if it was a new kind of wrapper that had caused it
WRONG!
After making the Prof's marmite on toast this morning, I came back into the kitchen to prepare my own breakfast.
Only to see
Albert licking the butter pat, with his eyes closed.

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  1. What the hell is "flith"?

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  2. Flith is the same thing as 'mcuk'!

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  3. Ha ha ha, don't tell the Prof.

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  4. In the 70's I was looking after my lovely ma in law who was, sadly, dying from cancer. One morning she said she could really fancy a poached egg on toast. I readily made it for her but as I was taking the egg out of the poacher it slipped and fell on the floor. Last egg; no money in those days. I swiftly wiped it and popped in on the toast. Still stays with me today, I wonder what you would have done? I am sure that Albert has a reasonably clean mouth!! What the eye does not see the heart does not grieve about. Love Andie xxx

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    1. "What the eye does not see the heart does not grieve about."
      I love this!

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  5. My cats all lick the butter. I don't take any notice. In fact there is one on the table doing so at this very moment.

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    1. In fact every time I have looked up today, or heard a licking noise, it has been a cat at the Lurpak. Peter has just scrapped the wrapper and put the remainder on his nann bread as we always have nanns with butter.

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  6. Oh that's so funny, great one Albert

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  7. Eyes closed in complete bliss. Something I have often seen here. Often enough that I recognise cat tongue trails...

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  8. Reminds me of a visit to a friend's smallholding in Wales. My 8 -year-old son could have starved! He said 'no thanks' to breakfast cereal because the milk came from goats; shook his head at toast because he saw the cats licking the butter and wouldn't eat the roast dinner because it was a lamb known as Teddy that he had stroked and cuddled on a previous visit.

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  9. People with pet lick in their lives generally have better immune systems!

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  10. One advantage of our dogs - they don't usually get up onto the table and lick the butter, but anything that drops on the floor is theirs !
    Our little Spaniel was a devil - he sometimes managed to stretch up and put his front paws on the edge of the worktop, and would very, very gently take the slices of meat that I'd placed on the bread for husband's sandwiches. His best
    "steal" was a leg of lamb, just out of the oven !

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  11. Eyes closed in utter bliss. In my experience (mainly with Siamese) there is nothing a cat adores more than butter (particularly if it is stolen)

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  12. That is when you turn your back and pretend you didnt see!

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  13. Feline saliva on butter enhances the flavor and adds protein (*smile*).

    My cat Scratch is a very fussy eater, but she loves buttered toast.

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  14. "filth"? methinks thou doth protest too much. a little cat spit never hurt anyone; I second jon's comment.

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  15. My dad's cat Grizabella used to lick the butter in the same way.

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  16. I close my eyes too when I eat butter, that way it has no calories. Result! x

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  17. John, Imagine that times 3.
    You sort of lose your levels of "filth" :)

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  18. i get it albert, i do the same thing.

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  20. Back in the very early 80s a normally tightfisted lady used to bring millionaires shortbread etc into the typing pool which we all enjoyed.....until we were told that she always used the butter the cat had licked. We were all on 'diets' after that.
    x
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  21. My daughter used to suck the sugar off the pear drops for me as the sugar rasped my tongue raw. My friends used to look on in horror as I gratefully accepted a soggy slightly sucked sweet... family germs is family germs :-)

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    1. Hahaha!... I love this Cherie... I agree ... family germs etc...

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  22. has he had his cholesterol tested? You'll need to start him on statins. I have just found a defrosting steak on floor which our cat got at.

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  23. That's funny. You should have taken a picture. My cat will lick anything left on the counter or the stove.

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  24. I love to put a finger-end in butter and have one of the pussies lick it off. The sensation sends tingles through me - as well as giving them untold satisfaction.

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  25. I was left a lovely homemade salmon quiche to cool on the worktop, only to come back and find that the centre section had been completely eaten by Ginger. I just cut the circle a little bit bigger and we ate the rest :-)

    On the other hand you could trust my Mum's dog with anything. She once left a piece of toast on a plate on the coffee table and went to work. When she got home he was by the back door waiting for her, whining and pretty agitated. When she asked him what was the matter he led her into the living room and sat looking at the toast as if to say 'look what you left and I didn't eat it' ... it must have been tempting him all day. And yes he did get to eat it for being such a good dog :-)

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  26. You need to look for a covered butter dish at your version of a dollar store.

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  27. Phil Theven? I knew him well.

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  28. Best to keep this to yourself (and hope that the Prof doesn't read your blog). After the fracas about Albert farting in the sugar bowl, and now licking the butter, I imagine the the Prof might be put off by tea and toast entirely.

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    1. He's not read this today! Thank god

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  29. With his eyes closed. How sweet is that? I love Albert. Let him eat butter!

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  30. My, we have moved on from the 'posh' eggs, haven't we?

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  31. I have six little darlings that get at the butter if they possibly can and a Jack Russell who I ever so fond of too. Had to purchase a heavy duty butter dish as too much was disappearing. At least its safe now but they get given a little each instead - not the same as pilfering but it doesn't stop them enjoying.

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  32. OMG. You don't even have a LID???!!!

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    1. Yes but it s uncovered at breakfast time and he knows...HE KNOWS

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  33. My adorable children quietly watched me eat scotch mints the dog had spat out.

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  34. HA! HA! That is so funny! My husband always gets hysterical if I leave the Margarine/Butter out a minute too long uncovered. He's always claimed the cats are going to lick it. Never, ever has happened. Almost glad to hear it IS possible.

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  36. Of course I should "fess-up" and also say I let the cat lick a bit of the butter off my toast and lap up some of the milk in my cereal bowl every morning. Maybe that's why they don't lick the butter?
    s

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  37. Albert needed a treat and it was left uncovered just for him. i must have weird cats, they never get on the counter for the butter.

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  38. Obviously Albert was appointed quality control...

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  39. Such common cats! My Bear would only eat it if it were served on a silver salver in curls of freshly churned butter.

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  40. I won't tell . . .
    New style of packaging would be my explanation . . .

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  41. If he closed his eyes, you weren't supposed to be able to see him, you know.

    I remember when I was quite young we had a cat who suffered an open wound on his front leg (from a trap, it was thought). After the vet fixed him up and we were allowed to take him home, we were told to put butter on his paw several times a day and it would encourage him to lick his wound and help it heal. Knowing how many germs are in a cat's mouth makes me wonder if that advice would hold water, but I do know the cat liked the dickens out of that paw.

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    1. I meant licked

      Although he obviously liked it too

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  42. LOL, I could have told you what those ridges meant. :D

    Funniest one we ever had, a big Christmas lunch, we are all in the kitchen tidying up after the meal, come back into the dining room to get more crockery and find mum's then young Lab, the many times great Aunty of our current dogs, up on the table licking plates. Visitors not impressed. :D

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    1. i would have put my plate on the floor so the dog could reach it!

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  43. Could of told you that after reading the first line....Go Albert !

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  44. The reason we keep our butter in a ceramic dish with a heavy lid.

    Pumpkin also likes yeast extract. We get the reduced salt stuff, and if we have any, try to eat it standing up. But as soon as we put the plat that held the buttery, savoury, toast on the table, she's on it, licking the pattern off.

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