November 13, 2009

Friends with Benefits

Our family cat is missing a few brain cells, but is smart enough to know that befriending a baby brings rewards.





Earlier this week, I went out to dinner with a group of friends.

If only I had thought to distract them long enough to swipe a few choice morsels of food off their plates.


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Hey! Check this out! One of my old posts has taken new life (with my consent) as part of a recent Washington Post article.

22 comments

MamaOtwins+1 said...

maybe your cat taught my dog this trick

Emz said...

Hopefully they weren't his veggies!!

Margaret said...

LOL gotta love how cats learn to work the system!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Builds the immune system! ( :

Anonymous said...

I don't get it.. Why are you taking food from your friend's plates, and what does the cat have to do with it?

Ross & Amanda Goodman said...

My cat does this all the time. I thought it was cute until he hissed at my daughter for trying to take her yogurt back.

Malice said...

Anonymous- you must be retarded!
My cat does the same thing! :D

Karen said...

My cat actually gets up on the table to beg!

Anonymous said...

I don't really get it either. :S

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

We actually considered swiping the remnants of a cake from a schmancy restaurant. The diners had already left.

Anonymous said...

Clearly your cat needs to train your son better...a real professional would have the kid willingly forking the food over without the need for things like distractions and theft where pathetic kitten faces would suffice. Amateur.

Viv said...

My cat is an opportunist. He makes friends with the babies and sticks to them like glue, waiting for them to spit up formula, liquid gold to my cat. It sounds icky, but, it is true. Usually by the time I pick up the baby and grab a towel, the mess is gone and he is grooming his fur.

marfmom said...

haha our cat has not yet learned this trick. so far he's only learned that living with a baby who crawls means lots of unwanted love "pats."

and anonymous: the cat takes food off her son's plate, and she was making a joke about being like the cat and taking food off HER friends' plates.

Michelle said...

Too funny!

Andrea Christine Lagourgue said...

Love it!

Kirsha said...

my 3 lb yorkie does the same only.....she realizes that if she waits until we remove the baby from the chair.....there will be even more where she was sitting than just on the tray!!! (we call her the clean up crew!)

Tiffany said...

My dog does the same thing. She sits between the girls and just waits. Food will eventually fall. Then she checks out the chairs after wards. My dog recently had surgery and I was amazed at how dirty my floor gets with her out of it. I actually had to sweep after our meals!

Amber said...

Cameron is such a cutie patootie! Love it!

auflutterfly said...

How funny! The picture is priceless!

Anonymous said...

I know there are a LOT of people who allow it, but I can't imagine letting my cat walk on kitchen countertops and table, knowing he had just stepped out of his litterbox moments before. Cats are smart animals; they can be taught to know their place.

Anonymous said...

Do you like it or hate it that the Post article insinuates that you are okay with adult movies, just not in public places? I would assume you're not pro-porn, but maybe you are.

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