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Old November 27th 10, 07:35 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Pat[_3_]
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We cannot leave half-finished cups of tea sitting around anywhere or
else the cats will stick a paw into them and then lap tea off the paw.
We drink mostly Jasmine and Oolong, occasionally Hojicha or some
other, but never "regular" english tea, so we don't know if they like
that kind or not. They seem to love other kinds of tea. Not herbal
tea, just normal tea - the undyed kind.

Isn't this just a tad bit strange??
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Old November 27th 10, 08:02 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Pat" wrote

We cannot leave half-finished cups of tea sitting around anywhere or
else the cats will stick a paw into them and then lap tea off the paw.
We drink mostly Jasmine and Oolong, occasionally Hojicha or some
other, but never "regular" english tea, so we don't know if they like
that kind or not. They seem to love other kinds of tea. Not herbal
tea, just normal tea - the undyed kind.

Isn't this just a tad bit strange??


I've seen odder. Couldnt leave a rum-n-coke here for 5 mins without a cat
dipping in a paw then his whole head.. Paw dip was to see if it had rum.
If it did, then whole head in to lap up as much as he could hold before we
caught him.

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Old November 27th 10, 08:54 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Hee hee - you have a lushes as owners! I just *LOVE* cats with all their
eccentricities.

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"Pat" wrote

We cannot leave half-finished cups of tea sitting around anywhere or
else the cats will stick a paw into them and then lap tea off the paw.
We drink mostly Jasmine and Oolong, occasionally Hojicha or some
other, but never "regular" english tea, so we don't know if they like
that kind or not. They seem to love other kinds of tea. Not herbal
tea, just normal tea - the undyed kind.

Isn't this just a tad bit strange??


I've seen odder. Couldnt leave a rum-n-coke here for 5 mins without a cat
dipping in a paw then his whole head.. Paw dip was to see if it had rum.
If it did, then whole head in to lap up as much as he could hold before we
caught him.



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Old November 27th 10, 09:59 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Pat wrote:
We cannot leave half-finished cups of tea sitting around anywhere or
else the cats will stick a paw into them and then lap tea off the paw.
We drink mostly Jasmine and Oolong, occasionally Hojicha or some
other, but never "regular" english tea, so we don't know if they like
that kind or not. They seem to love other kinds of tea. Not herbal
tea, just normal tea - the undyed kind.

"UNDYED"??????? I've never encountered tea that was not the color
nature MADE it! ("Green" tea is simply picked sooner, I think -
although there may be a drying process involved for what I consider
"normal" tea, like Oolong and English Breakfast.)
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Old November 27th 10, 11:20 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Pat wrote:

We cannot leave half-finished cups of tea sitting around anywhere or
else the cats will stick a paw into them and then lap tea off the paw.
We drink mostly Jasmine and Oolong, occasionally Hojicha or some
other, but never "regular" english tea, so we don't know if they like
that kind or not. They seem to love other kinds of tea. Not herbal
tea, just normal tea - the undyed kind.


Isn't this just a tad bit strange??


If it's caffeine tea, they probably shouldn't get too much of it.

Joyce

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Beauty and music seduce us first; later, ashamed of our own
sensuality, we insist on meaning. -- Clive Barker
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Old November 27th 10, 11:32 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 11:35:48 -0800, Pat wrote:

We cannot leave half-finished cups of tea sitting around anywhere or
else the cats will stick a paw into them and then lap tea off the paw.
We drink mostly Jasmine and Oolong, occasionally Hojicha or some other,
but never "regular" english tea, so we don't know if they like that kind
or not. They seem to love other kinds of tea. Not herbal tea, just
normal tea - the undyed kind.

Isn't this just a tad bit strange??


Of my fourteen cats, four or five can't be kept off the kitchen table. I
always have a glass of something iced on the table. One of the cats can't
seem to keep his nose out of the glass when it iced tea.

Note, I put the glass in a straight sided ceramic cat food bowl with a
folded paper towel to absorb the condensate, and five small bottles to
fill up the free space (the bottles are used for my daily meds). The
glass can't turn over - I learned to do that after cleaning up entirely
too many knocked over (sometimes broken) iced tea glasses.

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Old November 28th 10, 03:06 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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EvelynVogtGamble wrote:

"UNDYED"??????? *I've never encountered tea that was not the color
nature MADE it! *("Green" tea is simply picked sooner, I think -
although there may be a drying process involved for what I consider
"normal" tea, like Oolong and English Breakfast.)


Yes, undyed.... Most "regular" tea like Lipton's has been treated with
dye - in fact lots of people use it to dye fabric - which is why it
leaves a bad stain on anything where it's been spilled. You can't do
this with undyed tea.




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Old November 28th 10, 03:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Pat wrote:

EvelynVogtGamble wrote:


"UNDYED"??????? *I've never encountered tea that was not the color
nature MADE it! *("Green" tea is simply picked sooner, I think -
although there may be a drying process involved for what I consider
"normal" tea, like Oolong and English Breakfast.)


Yes, undyed.... Most "regular" tea like Lipton's has been treated with
dye - in fact lots of people use it to dye fabric - which is why it
leaves a bad stain on anything where it's been spilled. You can't do
this with undyed tea.


I've always suspected that of Thai iced tea, which turns the water a
vivid rusty red. (God only knows what I'm putting in my body when I drink
it, but I love the flavor.) But I had no idea that other tea was dyed.

Why on earth would anyone dye tea to begin with? Because customers want
their tea to have a pretty color? But if nobody had ever dyed tea to begin
with, it probably wouldn't even occur to anyone that tea should have any
other color. Potatoes have a boring color, after all, but I haven't heard
anyone suggest that they should be dyed.

Joyce

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Old November 28th 10, 05:05 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 14:59:42 -0700, EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) wrote:

Pat wrote:
We cannot leave half-finished cups of tea sitting around anywhere or
else the cats will stick a paw into them and then lap tea off the paw.
We drink mostly Jasmine and Oolong, occasionally Hojicha or some other,
but never "regular" english tea, so we don't know if they like that
kind or not. They seem to love other kinds of tea. Not herbal tea, just
normal tea - the undyed kind.

"UNDYED"??????? I've never encountered tea that was not the color
nature MADE it! ("Green" tea is simply picked sooner, I think -
although there may be a drying process involved for what I consider
"normal" tea, like Oolong and English Breakfast.)


The only dyed tea I have encountered was some green tea packets that were
used with a cup-at-a-time coffee maker at a previous job. The tea
packets produced a bright emerald green beverage, not at all resembling
the shade produced by ordinary green tea, which I would describe more as
a pale yellow. "Black" teas, such as Oolong and English Breakfast, have
been put through a fermentation process, which makes some changes to the
flavor as well as the color. I like both green and black teas.

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is better than not to think at all." -- Hypatia of Alexandria
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Old November 28th 10, 02:30 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"CatNipped" wrote

Hee hee - you have a lushes as owners! I just *LOVE* cats with all their
eccentricities.


Smile, so do I. Forgive me if I type alot about my earlier pets just now.
I'm keeping my mind off losing Sammy last night. His passing was not
unexpected since he was 17, possibly 18. It was very gentle and painfree.
I'll miss him though and the house is pretty quiet. Cash and Mabel (both
old hunting dogs) seem to understand but this morning Daisy-chan keeps
wandering from room to room and calling.

 




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