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    Unconditional? Not So Much

    I left a very important step out of the Picaken instructions yesterday.  Here’s the photo:

    It is imperative that you cover the cake with a towel while it’s cooling.  Imperative, that is, if you live with this guy.

    This is Mister eating the cherries and pineapple from the cake that Faith made last week.

    In 20 years of owning cats, I have never had one that will eat fruit.  It’s freakish.

    Freakish but funny.

    Although Rich didn’t find it so funny at dinner last night when Mister stole a piece of sirloin off his plate.

    Sirloin stir-fried with broccoli in an orange soy sauce.

    He has no pride.  None at all. 

    It’s not like we let him steal food. (Well … actually I did let him steal that piece of steak because I wanted a picture.) He gets removed from the table over and over and then locked in a room during meal times but … dangit, he’s really cute.

    And really snuggly.

    And he makes me laugh.  So he’s getting away with things that he shouldn’t.  Things like finishing off my bowl of Raisin Bran.

    Or sipping Reagan’s apple-cranberry Crystal Light.

    But I don’t care how cute or cuddly or funny Mister might be.  I wasn’t letting him get his little fangs into my Picaken.  Thus the covering.

    My love has limits.


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    Reader Comments (8)

    We were of the same mind while writing today's posts. Only I want to kill my thief.

    At night I can HEAR the cats when they jump off the counter . . .but there is never any evidence that they were there in the morning. They are both very picky eaters and will only eat the cat food I put out.

    But they aren't snuggly either . . . .

    February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie B

    MJ- I have to say that an entire batch of cookie dough is MUCH worse that a few slurps of cereal. Kill away.

    KB -So you have normal cats then. That's how JuJuBee is - nothing but cat food for her. This little guy is a nut job!

    February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindee

    This is why I have a big dog. She counter surfed as a puppy but we broke that habit quick and she's never gotten on the table. She is, however, pretty indiscriminate in what she eats and would not turn down a piece of fruit.

    February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    My cat doesn't really like people food, but my mom's cat especially loves fruit, string cheese and turkey. He can hear a cantaloupe being cut open from three rooms away.

    He has to be locked up when we eat too, but that is due to his penchant for random acts of violence.

    February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

    Joyce - I prefer big dogs too.

    Katie - "He has to be locked up when we eat too, but that is due to his penchant for random acts of violence. - a hahahaha! That's darned funny.

    February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMindee

    I love Mister's personality. He seems quite persistent in getting food. Our cat doesn't really enjoy people food much, but she insists on being on the table. This grosses certain members of my family. She is too cute laying up there like she owns it so I'm not very good at making her stay off. I hope I am better at raising children than I am my cat!

    February 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie

    He's SO adorable!!! I've recently been converted into being more of a cat lover but I have to say, yours is still one of my favorites.

    February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan (Best of Fates)

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