Monday, July 04, 2005

Party Nerves

Today marks the first time we've had a large party since adopting the boys. Sure, we've had two or three people over for dinner, but this is the first time we're having a large group of people over to the apartment and serving food that can easily make a mess like potato chips, doughnut holes, and hot dogs.

I'm nervous that some of the food will find its way onto the floor and into the boys' mouths. What happens if they eat a potato chip or a doughnut crumb? What happens if soda or beer spills and they take a few licks? I'd love to be able to prevent it all, but anything is possible. I suppose we could never have a party again, but the boys are ten months old now and it had to happen sometime.

10 comments:

socidoc said...

Avram,
I'm also curious to see what your other readers think of these perches. To me, the Little Lotus looks good. I'm thinking about having a friend build my cats a couple of perches, but actually the Little Lotus looks pretty much like what I had in mind (and costs about the same as well). I would hope my older cat, who isn't very limber anymore, could 'leap' like the cat does in the video, onto the top shelf. I know my younger rascal could! I'll wait to see what others think.
*Does anybody out there actually HAVE these?*

Avram said...

I think you meant to post this on the other post :). I don't think anyone has the Lotus or Little Lotus yet, because the site says they won't be delivered until August, something about a limited run.

socidoc said...

Yes, I did mean to post it above! Didn't realize my mistake until after I hit the button! O well. Hopefully folks will read this one too! If they are only produced in a limited edition I guess I'd best (and you too Avram) make my decision pretty soon! Thanks for publishing this info!

Anonymous said...

Avram...I have 2 kitties myself...don't sweat the small stuff!!! If they eat it, it ain't gonna kill them. Most likely they might lick it, but that's about it. Hotdogs, they might chow down. But chips?? Naw...they'll sniff perhaps, but that's about it. Just don't freak out about it. They'll be ok. Cat's are smarter than you seem to give them credit for. If they were country cats, they'd be eating mice and squirrels and whatever else they could catch, and only leave the guts. Cats, it would seem, can adapt better than humans can, so chill, a'ight? Let them be kitties!

angua said...

You might get into trouble if one of your boys eats half a bag of chips or cheeze doodles. A chip or two or a bite of a hot dog never hurt anyone.

(And the trouble will be tummy trouble, nothing too serious. Unless you cound wiping up cat barf as serious, in which case you are no cat owner.)

But NEVER assume that any food is unattractive to cats. I've known cats who LOVE chips, bagels, peaches, froot loops, mashed potatoes... Don't assume that something won't be eaten just because it's not cat-like food.

Dollface said...

Hello,
I just discovered your website and first of all let me say I love that you use this site for interesting discussion on cats, instead of the usual crazy cat people ramble. I've had cats my whole life and grew up with a mother who was a Vet tech, so I know my fair share of cat facts. I was pleased to discover your choice in food and litter, as owners are often misguided by popular brand names and easily accessible products. Anyways, don't stress about hosting parties and what your little guys may get into, as most things they'd get at aren't harmful to them. Just watch out for the foodstuff that are poisonous to cats, like onions. Heck, my boy Commodore loves popcorn so as a very rare and special treat, I'll give him a few nibbles of the kernelless pieces.
I look forward to reading more of your site.

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I was searching for dog pile search engine info and found this post. I agree totally!

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2cats2 said...

One food that should NEVER be allowed to be eaten by a cat is chocolate. It is toxic, I have always heard, even in small amounts. I wish I could communicate this to the author of the comic strip "Garfield"; lately there have been several strips suggesting that cats should eat fudge. NOT!!!