butter your cat
July 6, 2015 12:48 PM   Subscribe

 
This is VERY relevant to my interests... or rather, the interests of one of my cats, who will stop at NOTHING to get at the slightest trace of butter on my dinner plate.
posted by metaquarry at 12:51 PM on July 6, 2015


I have no idea how these people got butter on their cats, or why.
posted by waldo at 12:52 PM on July 6, 2015 [9 favorites]


I had a friend whose mom always kept a stick of butter, uncovered, out on the kitchen counter. This meant that the butter was always soft and easy to spread. It also meant that the butter was constantly being licked by the cats, and was always covered in little whorls made by their sandpapery tongues. Nobody seemed to mind this particularly; it was just accepted as part of the Cost Of Doing Business.

Anyway, the cat-sculpture-made-of-butter just seems incomplete somehow without cats licking it.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 12:55 PM on July 6, 2015 [6 favorites]


Lots more cat buttering.
posted by divabat at 12:56 PM on July 6, 2015


Ode to A Buttered Cat might be one of the best MeFi comments ever.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:02 PM on July 6, 2015 [9 favorites]


Don't forget bacon.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:15 PM on July 6, 2015


I've always preferred to just dip my cats in a big ol' tub of softened Crisco.
posted by item at 1:32 PM on July 6, 2015


Buttercream cats.
posted by jeather at 1:34 PM on July 6, 2015


I'm a traditionalist; lard all the way.
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:44 PM on July 6, 2015


My cat's condiment of choice is mustard. Now I'll have to offer her some butter to see what happens.
posted by Hermione Granger at 2:22 PM on July 6, 2015


It actually brightens my day whenever I see Elly pop up on my tumblr dash. Is it weird to be a fan of someone else's cat?
posted by yasaman at 3:08 PM on July 6, 2015


I tried the old dip-the-pill-in-butter trick years ago when my irascible and recalcitrant cat needed to take medication for something or the other. From that point on, he had a gag reflex every time he even smelled butter -- on my plate or anywhere else.

Caveat butteror, I guess.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:23 PM on July 6, 2015


I am always amused by wiping my hands on the cat after eating chicken.
This almost always leads to the cat wandering around for about 30 seconds trying to figure out where the chicken smell is coming from followed by "hey thats me" then a few tentative licks followed by what I imagine is "wait, I taste awesome" and then a intensive bout of grooming the affected areas.
posted by boilermonster at 4:21 PM on July 6, 2015 [14 favorites]


Wait... You didn't mean peanut butter? That explains a lot. Do you have any band-aids?
posted by Splunge at 4:50 PM on July 6, 2015


I am reminded of the Russian proverb, "When the cat walks through the butter, we all fall down."
posted by Soliloquy at 8:23 PM on July 6, 2015


I tried the old dip-the-pill-in-butter trick years ago when my irascible and recalcitrant cat needed to take medication for something or the other

Pill Pockets are the greatest invention of the last century.
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:46 PM on July 6, 2015


Previously

(8 year old post, blatant self-link, link might be dead--it's on Youtube, too.)
posted by Mayor West at 5:51 AM on July 7, 2015


Cats and the Internet are not a good fit. This experiment is doomed for failure.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:36 AM on July 7, 2015


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