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They lick themselves so what do they know?

HerNameIsBuffy

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This morning the cake was intact.  Mr me when downstairs to toss some laundry in and watch an episode of Stargate while I was happily asleep and when he came back up stairs....this...image.jpeg

apparently someone had left the cake uncovered and the guilty pup ate the entire top layer.  Without pulling the plate off the counter which I'll find impressive later.

so glad I spent the time making it from scratch when the majority was enjoyed by a creature that regularly licks his own ass.  I'm pretty sure he'd have been okay if I'd used a boxed mix.

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so as my headship and I were discussing my distress at the situation this happened....

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that's Ginger*...who knows she shouldn't be up on the counters ever...and did not care at all.  Not one bit....just licking away not even having the decency to look guilty.

i know there are horrified people who think I'm gross for posting this but I don't care.  I've had to shoo her off the table a time or two but none of the cats have ever jumped on kitchen counters and I felt it newsworthy.  

*after getting involved with FJ last year I told my headship we should change her name to Jinger.  He refused because he said it would be too embarrassing on the vet paperwork.  We have a cat named Sham-Wow and he's never been ashamed of that.  Make of that what you will.

 

 

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OnceUponATime

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Well you've just done your good deed for the day. Thanks for reminding me why I don't want a cat.

To make you feel better, a while back our dog ate half the lasagna without moving the tray at the back of the kitchen bench. I still have no idea how because the dog shouldn't have been able to reach it.

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HerNameIsBuffy

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1 minute ago, OnceUponATime said:

Well you've just done your good deed for the day. Thanks for reminding me why I don't want a cat.

To make you feel better, a while back our dog ate half the lasagna without moving the tray at the back of the kitchen bench. I still have no idea how because the dog shouldn't have been able to reach it.

I'm convinced they can hover when no one is looking.

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Destiny

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Once upon a time, the dearly departed feline headship got on the counter while mommy was making ice cream and ate fully half of it. While it was churning, I had gone to go put the clothes in the dryer or something. I got back and he was on the couch washing his paws and looking satisfied. Went to go check on the ice cream, and damned if there wasn't a pawprint in ice cream on the maker and a ton gone.

.....It's a good thing he was cute and my baby.

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caszandra

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Ummm, at least you know it tasted great when you had your bit, shame you won't get anymore. At least the pup looks a bit guilty in the picture, as for the cat, no chance of an apology. If your cats are anything like mine you will get a withering look that says 'ha ha, you should have put it away, silly hoooman'

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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I'm sorry about your cake, but as a total side note, that's a cute Pillsbury Doughboy container (canister?) on the counter behind your poor, ravished cake. Did y'all at least get to eat a slice of the cake last night?

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Bethella

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We had a dog take an entire turkey breast (bones and all) off the kitchen table while my mom was in the room- she was doing dishes while it was cooling and had her back turned for maybe 2-3 minutes.

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HerNameIsBuffy

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16 hours ago, WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? said:

I'm sorry about your cake, but as a total side note, that's a cute Pillsbury Doughboy container (canister?) on the counter behind your poor, ravished cake. Did y'all at least get to eat a slice of the cake last night?

we all got one the night of the birthday - at least I got to see how it turned out.  And thanks for the canister compliment. :) when I was married the first time in 89 my mom bought me a set of them (two large like that, two little) along with a pillsbury doughboy/girl salt/pepper shakers, spoon rests, measuring cups, etc.  I love the little guys.

I stupidly used the canisters so years of washing faded the pink and blue design (my favorite colors/combo) and so I went to replace them and that's not going to happen.  They discontinued them and now they are going for about a hundy - I'm cheap and will learn to love faded.

PSA: metal canisters aren't meant for repeated dishwasher use or to air dry because they rust.  Who knew?  This kind of thing reminds me I should have done better teaching my kids the specifics of cleaning beyond the usual because I did as bad a job as my mom did with me in teaching them to clean.  

I had no idea that the doughboy stuff is collectible - that's pretty genius of Pillsbury's marketing department!

When I was a kid I asked my mom why he didn't have boy parts - he is naked except for the hat and scarf.  Which brings another point to mind...like Donald Duck why are some characters drawn with what would be exposed genitalia (if they had any) but other articles of clothing.  And why does Donald wrap a towel around his waist when he gets out of the shower when he doesn't bother to put pants on the rest of the time...and why is a Duck taking a shower.

It's been a very long night and I'm rambling.  

found a pic...Now I want the towel!  

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Grimalkin

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     First of all, how does one train cats to stay off of counters? I am still a newish cat owner. It's not a huge problem but could become one.

      I for one am glad you used your adorable canisters. It seems silly to have them and not use them. My mom who was an antique dealer with her mother had shitloads of China and special things all stored away and never used or even admired. It was sad going through it all before selling it at her estate sale. Collectibles are tough, just because people try and sell them for a hundred does not mean they ever sell them for that.

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Destiny

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1 minute ago, Grimalkin said:

     First of all, how does one train cats to stay off of counters? I am still a newish cat owner. It's not a huge problem but could become one.

YMMV depending on kitten, but I used a can of compressed air as a kitten corrective device. A squirt of it in their general direction was enough of a deterrent that I didn't end up needing to do it often. We tried the squirtbottle, and dearly departed feline headship decided he liked it and would chase the stream of water down to get more.

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HerNameIsBuffy

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10 minutes ago, Grimalkin said:

Thanks! 

Water gun - unlike Destiny I never had cats that liked it.  And two of mine just never bothered.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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So, I tried to post another reply in this blog entry when it was still fresh, but my phone wouldn't let me post my pictures, then I got discouraged and gave up, then I kind of forgot about it for awhile. Yeah...

I'll give it another try.

I don't have canisters like yours, @HerNameIsBuffy, but back when I was buying stuff to move out of my parents' house, I got a cookie jar, salt & pepper shakers, a napkin holder, and a spoon rest.image.jpg

(No napkin holder or spoon rest picture.) I use them fairly often, except the spoon rest. Mr. Me doesn't treat spoon rests as kindly as I do, so early in our marriage I put my nice ceramic one away and got a plain white plastic spoon rest that he could abuse to his heart's content. It saved the arguing. (I've only ever hand washed any of them because putting shaped ceramics in the dishwasher scares me.)

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with my toy Poppin' Fresh and Poppie set. (Those aren't mine. I drew all over mine with a ballpoint when I was 5 ish.) I've also accumulated some Doughboy towels (newer than the one in your pic), pot holders, and a utensil holder. 

It would make for a nicely coordinated kitchen, if I didn't also have rabbit and cat themes clashing with my Doughboy stuff. I guess I'm just a magpie at heart!

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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Oh dear. I found more pictures.

Napkin holder. 

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Spoon rest.

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Towels and potholders.

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(I don't think I have potholders with pumpkins, just the towels. Plus, all of my towels are much more faded.)

The website wants $30 for this set, but I'm pretty sure I got mine free (plus shipping and handling) with proofs of purchase:

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The website wants $20 for 4 of these, but I think I got mine same as above:

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Oh, my. It looks like I have an addiction, doesn't it? :my_blush:

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HerNameIsBuffy

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I had the spoon rest and s&p shakers at one point but they are ceramic and I'm clumsy so just memories now.

im so jealous!!!  Your stuff is awesome and I love thst you gave your dh his own holder to abuse..,the dough people need to be handled with love!

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catlady

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i had a cake incident like yours last thanksgiving.  we had gone to a restaurant for dinner, then back to our house for dessert and snacks (yes, we eat **a lot** at thanksgiving).  anyway, i had baked a basic box cake, layered and frosted.  among other goodies i put out chips and a bowl of dip.  while we were otherwise occupied with our guests, one of my cats decided he wanted to eat some dip, which he reached by walking across the cake.  yep, three footprints across the frosting, and the cat had frosting on his feet and dip on his whiskers.  i thought the whole thing was pretty funny, but then i hadn't made any of it from scratch.

Buffy, your dog has the same brown eyes that my dog has!

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Kailash

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I'm sorry @HerNameIsBuffy. I might have snorted/laughed when I saw your guilty pup. And I'm pretty sure the cat thought it was only fair that she get a taste too, since the dog did. I can see her point.

@Grimalkin I've put big pieces of aluminium foil on the counters so that if they jump up they land on it. They hate the sound or feel (or both?) so that deters them.

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WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

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4 hours ago, HerNameIsBuffy said:

I had the spoon rest and s&p shakers at one point but they are ceramic and I'm clumsy so just memories now.

im so jealous!!!  Your stuff is awesome and I love thst you gave your dh his own holder to abuse..,the dough people need to be handled with love!

Most of my stuff is probably chipped, but I just ignore it. :pb_lol:

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violynn

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On 6/6/2016 at 0:45 AM, Bethella said:

We had a dog take an entire turkey breast (bones and all) off the kitchen table while my mom was in the room- she was doing dishes while it was cooling and had her back turned for maybe 2-3 minutes.

Come on, who hasn't had a dog do that though?  :lol:

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violynn

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@WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo? Your collection is amazing!  I love themed kitchens, but my kids keep coming and taking my stuff every time I get started.  Just going with the color red has been hard enough! 

I don't know quite what is wrong with my cat Bean.  She's never shown any interest in human food.  I've tried tempting her with a few things and she just isn't interested.  Her main issue with climbing on the counters is getting to the kitchen window to bask in the sun.  @Grimalkin, the squirt gun works really well on Bean.  She hates it, which makes me feel guilty, until I remember that I am using it to get her out of the forbidden room to protect the allergy-prone amongst us.

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Grimalkin

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Mine mostly leaves people food alone too, apart from sticking thier faces in it and sniffing. Except for mushrooms. One cat attacks packages of mushrooms and makes this face like he is smelling them with his mouth.

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Bethella

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1 hour ago, violynn said:

Come on, who hasn't had a dog do that though?  :lol:

It was more the fact that she was sneaky enough that my mom didn't notice her taking it! 

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