Friday, August 18, 2006
The Food Report
It came with a string on it, but we quickly removed that. It wobbles about on the floor and, if you hit it hard enough, the treats fall out through the holes. When my mum first bought it, I wasn't very interested in it, and couldn't really get the idea of it. I just used to sit and wait for her to shake the treats out of it so I could eat them. But now I am an expert with it and can remove all the treats from within it in approximately 2 seconds. The trick is to hook it up with one of my claws and shake it vigorously in the air until the treats fall out! My mum says that these days it takes her longer to put the treats in the mouse than it takes me to get them out again! Still, we have some fun with it. She usually gives it to me at bedtime with my daily ration of treats (I only get 5 a day because of the whole d-i-e-t thing).
The weather has changed completely again. We are having a lot of rain at the moment. I don't like the rain because it stops me from sitting out in the garden, but my mum says it is good for the plants and saves her having to carry a heavy watering-can around (there is still a hosepipe ban in force despite all the rain). So my mum and I stayed in today and watched cheesy daytime TV. We also watched the water company men outside in the rain filling in all the holes in the road they have been digging. We enjoyed watching them getting wet.
I love my mum but she has a habit of saying stupid things to me. The stupid thing she says most often at the moment is "You wouldn't like this, Eric." This is what she says when she is eating something and I am sitting right next to her, drooling, with my eyes fixed on her plate. How does she know I wouldn't like the foodstuff in question, unless she lets me try it? Sometimes she varies it by saying "Cats don't eat this." Again, I ask, how does she know cats don't eat this? I very well might eat it. Over the past few days, she has said "You wouldn't like this, Eric," about cornflakes, doughnuts, cherries, blackberries, tomatoes, spring rolls, pasta, toast and jam, apple cake, curry and sundry other foodstuffs.
I say, in the spirit of scientific enquiry, she ought to at least let me try a bit of efurrything just to find out whether I'd like it or not. I'm never going to maintain my impressive figure at this rate. You'd think she realise I'm interested in carrying out an investigation just from the fact that I'm sitting next to her drooling. Humans are slow to pick up on these cues.
PS she was right bout the tomato-flavored rice, darn it all.
Once I stuck my nose is a glass, for a good sniff of what the person was drinking, and it turned out to be a whiskey, so I sneezed in it.
Scrambled eggs aren't bad either.
I agree with you, Eric: You should encourage your human pet to be more scientifically minded when it comes to you and your dietary needs. After all, what if one of those delectable bites actually helped you lose weight? Wouldn't she feel bad then that she had been withholding it from you for so long? ; )
We'd like to get one of those mousies. Unless it'd make Mom give us less treats cuz she has to work to get them in the mousie. If that's how it is we don't want to get one after all. Yours sure looks cute and fun tho.
you drool? me, too! it's not ladylike, but i just can't help it!
Except about bananas and anything with tomato in it. But other than that she can't know.
She loves people food, but I don't usually give her any. Yes, I know, I am an Evil Mommy.
Whenever we have our dinner on the sofa in front of the TV, Dolce and Bella both make a point of checking out what is on the plates to see if it is fit for Feline Consumption. My wife says I spoil my two girls but life is short it must be enjoyed and shared with those you love.