Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Butter

My first post of the day has depressed me
So I will leave you with this surprised shot of
just why does our butter have a strange mottled effect on its surface
Hey ho

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  1. Cover your butter with a lid or you might contract felinosimilarsis.

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    1. Its usually covered...hes a sneak thief

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  2. I have a butter bandit here, too, and have to keep it covered.

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  3. And I can barely get my cats to eat cat food.

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  4. Is that where you lick the butter like a cat yourself? Lol! I caught my cat doing that too once. Cover the butter!

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  5. Ah yes! I thought of you and Albert yesterday. We have started eating proper butter again so don't keep it in the fridge and I discovered a furry face trying to get into the butter dish. Lesson learned. X

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  6. That would cause some unidentified mysterious infection if used for Last Tango in Paris purposes.

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    1. Bloody hell, Tom. I am a clairvoyant. No sooner had I read John's post I knew that you - and only you - would come up with the trite and obvious. At least Brando didn't use marge. The guy had class.

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    2. I suppose butter IS abit classier than say stork marg or god forbid " I can't believe it's not butter" if you HAVE to mount your girlfriend on the floor of the living room

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    3. Lard is back in fashion these days.

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    4. Snort! I'm so glad I stopped by today.

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    5. Butter is definitely better than margarine, but re Last Tango, in light of Brando's and the director's admissions that the actress did not know what was coming -- the director wanted a more "authentic" reaction (to rape???) -- maybe that particular movie isn't the best example of class ... But go, Albert! Sandwiched between the grief post and the guilt one, I'll take the cat and the butter every time.

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  7. One of my cats does that to any chance he gets. He's a real butter baby!!

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  8. My old cat, Psychocat, would eat cake, icing, icecream butter....anything sweet. We think she was given lots of cheap, sugar laden cat food before we got her [she was a rescue cat in terrible condition] and she was addicted to sugar! Arilx

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  9. With six cats and a Jack Russell all who have a penchant for butter. I had to invest in a heavy duty glass version. Fortunately they have not yet worked out how to shift it. I had wondered why we were getting through
    too much butter then I caught the old lady of the outfit giving a training session to the kits. What with her teaching them about butter and Demetri teaching them to drink fresh water from the bathroom sink they are lever taps because of my arthritis we have to keep everything under lock and key. They have their humans well trained! Pattypan

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    1. I suppose the terrier wouldn't leave much in the butter dish?

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    2. Nah she would eat the lot if she got the chance. Its the cats we have to be watchful of. They have climbing techniques where i become their personal A frame to the worktop and end up as a pincushion in the process. Ouch!

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    3. Nah she would eat the lot if she got the chance. Its the cats we have to be watchful of. They have climbing techniques where i become their personal A frame to the worktop and end up as a pincushion in the process. Ouch!

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  10. With six cats and a Jack Russell all who have a penchant for butter. I had to invest in a heavy duty glass version. Fortunately they have not yet worked out how to shift it. I had wondered why we were getting through
    too much butter then I caught the old lady of the outfit giving a training session to the kits. What with her teaching them about butter and Demetri teaching them to drink fresh water from the bathroom sink they are lever taps because of my arthritis we have to keep everything under lock and key. They have their humans well trained! Pattypan

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    1. Have you seen the touch taps they sell for your sinks? My house could be flooded, with the cats up on the sinks.....

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    2. Hi Lynda yes have seen would have if I owned but we currently rent. We make sure bathroom door is closed!

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    3. Hi Lynda yes have seen would have if I owned but we currently rent. We make sure bathroom door is closed!

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  11. My cat is too old and fat to jump up on the kitchen counter, but he has a thing for that curling ribbon I tie up gifts with. I can't leave birthday or Christmas presents out or else he'll chew the curls off. He doesn't eat them but I'll find the saliva drenched wad in a heap nearby.

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  12. I feel you. My cat doing the same things as soon as he sees some butter around him.
    Jessi

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  13. One of our cats used to do that, butter lid would be somewhere on the floor.

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  14. You may, or not, like me for this, John. There is the notion that you can't train a cat. I don't mean Albert - he now is an adorable old dog. No new tricks to teach him.

    However, start them young as you mean them to go on. If there is one thing I can't stand it's cats on kitchen counters. The hygiene issue is too much for me to bear. Enter new kitten into my household. Main ingredient: Patience. PATIENCE. Every time they jump up onto the counter (usually when you cook and it's too much temptation for them to resist)or the table you gently put the kitten down on the floor. Every single time. Hundreds of times. Thousands of times. Forever. Ad nauseam. Eventually, trust me, suddenly they click - and stop doing it. It's quite extraordinary.

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    1. He's eight years old...I am well versed with his bad habits

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    2. I do not like cats on my kitchen counter. I just bought a spray can that is motion activated, it sends out a spray of air. It worked for daughter's cat so I am trying it.

      cheers, parsnip

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  15. Pumpkin has a thing about butter too. She follows me to the kitchen, and sits neatly, staring hard until her gaze burns a hole in my back. I'll give her a little sliver, and try to persuade her that there's no more.

    We first discovered it when I sat on the floor to eat a crumpet before getting ready for the day. She will clean the melted toasty drips off any plate within her reach.

    Howard has taken to putting a dab of butter on an enamel plate and resting it over a warm toaster before handing it to her. He insists he's not spoiling her.

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  16. We keep our butter in the cupboard with the dishes except for the five seconds it takes to butter toast!

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    1. Ditto....I was lax today x

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  17. Oh ick! My cat would probably do that too, but I keep the butter in the refrigerator.

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  18. I think all cats adore butter and there is not a cat born who does not think it is entitled to everything left within its reach. I just make sure I never get butter with a corrugated top when I am in a cafe.

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  19. Whats his cholesterol level like?

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  20. Our cats, oddly (and thankfully), have no interest in people food. If they did, a lot of things would be tossed in the bin... like that butter. They even refuse canned tuna unless it's catfood canned tuna.

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  21. At Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, the tiny Silver Eye birds would get INTO the butter dishes on the breakfast table and have a feast. Footprints in the butter!

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  22. Look there, he's cleaned it up for you.

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  23. I keep my butter in the fridge. and my cats go wherever they damn well please.

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  24. And this is why cats are so damn amusing!
    MissFifi

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  25. my cats used to do the same thing.

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  26. Yes, your butter has a mottled look but I bet Albert's coat has sheen to it!

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  27. Mmmmm...butter. Cats like it; I like it.

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  28. Our cat, who rarely hopped on the counter, grazed the top off the Christmas cake while it was cooling.

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  29. My dog (Bok) did something similar with my buttered toast recently. My wife said "I wasn't going to tell you".

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  30. One of many mysteries of what happens when you are not looking.

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  31. LOL -- my dad used to have a cat that did this same thing. His butter always looked funny too.

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  32. Ginger ate the middle of one of my quiches one day, I just neatened up the hole and cut it into slices ;-)

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