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To think why you would milk a cat???

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chunkymunk Fri 02-Nov-12 21:10:00

Quickly followed by a) Who would do such a job? and b) How would you milk a cat without getting scratched to fuckery?

Sent hubby shopping armed with a list on it amongst other things was cat milk.
Received following phone in which the following was said:

Eerrrrmmmm, I am looking at the milk, I can see normal milk, goats milk, milkshake but not cats, where is it and why do you want to drink that anyway?

Reminds me of the time about 3 years ago when he wanted a vicks stick and I sent him to the pharmacy and he very nearly came back with some tampons. He had told the pharmacy lady his wife had told him to come for that small white thing!

English is not his first language, it has improved so much in the last 4 years but this is just stupid!

gordyslovesheep Fri 02-Nov-12 21:10:55

milk isn't good for cats anyway

Euphemiaaaarrrrgggghhhh Fri 02-Nov-12 21:11:32

where is it and why do you want to drink that anyway?


usualsuspect3 Fri 02-Nov-12 21:12:40

LOl at him thinking you want to drink cats milk grin

TheBigJessie Fri 02-Nov-12 21:13:40

Cat milk is cows' milk modified to be safe for cats, because cows' milk isn't good for cats.

chunkymunk Fri 02-Nov-12 21:14:18

gordy Not even cats milk a la whiskers???

My poor cat!

SecretNutellaFix Fri 02-Nov-12 21:15:15


chunkymunk Fri 02-Nov-12 21:15:45

jessie phew was going to start worrying about my poor cat then!

TheBigJessie Fri 02-Nov-12 21:16:11

I think the OP should LTB, as he obviously does not take enough interest in the cat's life!

BobblyGussets Fri 02-Nov-12 21:16:58

OP, you need to have and look at the "Daft things your DH has done" thread in chat.

By the way, is your DH some sort of academic, per chance?

WelshMaenad Fri 02-Nov-12 21:17:01

It's still not good for them. They're best on just water.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 02-Nov-12 21:17:34

There's a brilliant bit in Red Dwarf along the lines of "dog's milk because it tastes the same when it's off as when it's fresh"

When DS is doing his "no, don't want that" when I offer him water, Ribena, squash, milk, milkshake.... I move onto Dogs Milk. grin

Never tried milking a dog myself so I'm glad he settles for Ribena .

gordyslovesheep Fri 02-Nov-12 21:20:21

I am not sure about special milk - cats can't tolerate lactose and should never have dairy - they don't need it and you don't need to waste your money on it grin

pmsl @ your poor DH though

chunkymunk Fri 02-Nov-12 21:23:59

jessie how very true. Cat was very lucky she got the milk as he actually does not like the cat. I wonder if I can use that as grounds for a divorce?!

Bobbly will pop over there- glad to see I am not alone! Not at all academic, just a humble shop owner (in a shop that does not stock cats milk!)

TheDetective Fri 02-Nov-12 21:27:47

I've milked a cat once... it was quite easy actually grin

She wasn't feeding one of her kittens... it needed mummy milk. So I did what any good midwife would! Hand expression grin

So perhaps your DH isn't so daft no, he is daft really!

oldraver Fri 02-Nov-12 21:33:45

I've seen a picture of cats milk in a shop saying 'this milk does not come from cats' though not sure if its a spoof

TheBigJessie Fri 02-Nov-12 21:34:43

The same applies to humans and most of the stuff they drink. In the grand scale of things, a bit of best Whiskers processed-and-rebalanced-cows' milk with a-huge-profit-margin is a fairly blissful existence for a cat.

Some lactose-intolerant humans buy Lactofree, after all. Actually, I think I may be the Whiskers' conglomerate's Target Market. If only I could actually afford a cat!

chunkymunk Fri 02-Nov-12 21:36:25

Cat only gets a carton every 2 weeks, am looking at her little milk beard feeling bad sad.

Detective you should have milked enough to bottle, there is clearly a gap in the market!

I wonder what the job ad would read for a cat milker!?

TheDetective Fri 02-Nov-12 21:41:12

I could of invented a little kitty breast pump grin

Darn it!

SuePurblybilt Fri 02-Nov-12 21:44:16

So now he needs to go out for almond milk <evil grin>. Then coconut milk.
Then Dairy Milk.

chunkymunk Fri 02-Nov-12 21:55:45

Dairy Milk grin

parno Fri 02-Nov-12 22:30:47

This has made me chuckle. I buy on a very rare occasion gold top jersey milk (just realised that sounds like an item of clothing). My dd loves it, wanted to know why it tasted so different. She was told it was cat milk. Believed totally and still loves it.

NotYouNaanBread Fri 02-Nov-12 22:37:52

parno that made me properly lol. grin

EllieorOllie Fri 02-Nov-12 23:15:58

That sign is displayed in our local Pets at Home, definitely not a spoof...

BegoniaBigtoes Fri 02-Nov-12 23:19:56

grin only on MN would this thread turn up someone who actually has milked a cat!

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