Author Topic: Cats don't drink tea  (Read 3062 times)

Julian

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Cats don't drink tea
« on: March 31, 2008, 11:18:26 pm »
Well, apart from the lovely Montezuma, Charlotte's moggy, who apparently does drink tea.

I wanna try him on the Machu Picchu coffee and see if he bounces off the walls.  ;D

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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 11:19:57 pm »
In fairness, I was just using a slug of tea from the pot to take the chill off his bedtime milk.  He seems cool with the concept.

It's not like I've started him on Dr Ferrari's Astana beans.  Yet.
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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 11:27:19 pm »
I wanna try him on the Machu Picchu coffee and see if he bounces off the walls.  ;D

Morphy used to like coffee beans. My sister gave him nine in quick succession once and he went completely hyper.

He's gone off them since that experience...

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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 07:01:19 pm »

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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 07:56:16 pm »
It's not like I've started him on Dr Ferrari's Astana beans.  Yet.

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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 08:15:13 pm »
I'm not sure I've ever had a cat that didn't drink tea! If you let their water bowl run dry they will drink most things IME

My cat has just been attacking me in a hope of getting some more chilli.
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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 02:28:39 am »
(Some) cats will eat or drink anything. Bonus points if human people are eating it. Ros really likes Sean's chocolate biscuits and my coffee and will eat something spicy, retreat to snuffle and cough, and then come back for more. We try to make her read up on her feline carnivore nature when she's scoffing, say, pizza, but she'll not believe us.

Bear, otoh, has always needed coaxing to eat anything that's not clearly marked as cat fud.

Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 11:32:29 am »
Our cat is a very fussy eater. One day a particular flavour is acceptable then two days later it apparently tastes vile and she takes one sniff at it looks at us like we have tried to poison her and runs off and catches a mouse instead.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 11:45:49 am »
(Some) cats will eat or drink anything. Bonus points if human people are eating it.
Most cats will put anything in their mouths - especially if humans are doing so!

Most cats will have no qualms in spitting it out on the carpet if they don't like it*

*Like my cat did last night when he pounced on my plate and stole a pickled onion. It didn't stay in his mouth long ;D
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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008, 10:30:59 am »
Our rats used to be big fans of wine & beer.  I think we decided it was best to keep them off the coffee.

Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2008, 01:48:48 pm »
My parents old cat used to like Garlic Sausage... A cat with Garlic breath...  :-\

Mind you, she used to like Honey as well, even though cats aren't supposed to be able to taste sweetness.

My Grandfathers dog used to be partial to a bit of beer, given the chance, and apparently both of them would come back from the pub far worse for the wear.

Does a drunk dog have a harder or easier time than a human?  On the one hand they have to control four legs instead of two, but on the other paw, four legs should be more stable, since you just stop and you will stay upright, it seems like less balance is required.
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Re: Cats don't drink tea
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2008, 07:35:23 pm »
Pip loves asparagus, and is not above stealing it raw or cooked.
All three of my cats also love peas - to eat and to play with - and shelling fresh peas is inviting a mugging!

I have pointed out these are vegetables, but they just won't listen.

Thankfully they haven't started on tea yet...
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