Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Proper Charlie

My friend and I recently went to Pizza Express and being the sophisticated diva that I think I am, I of course ate my Veneziana pizza with my (very clean!!!) hands to the amusement of my very proper friend.

She ate hers with a knife and fork.

Personally, I don't see the point. It's pizza!

She also eats her burgers with a knife and fork.

Guess how I eat my veggie burger?

So in an attempt to offset my un-couthness, I thought I'd get something lovely and sophisticated for Charlie.

And I found this:


Elegant bloggie friends, this is an An Espresso Colored Cat Washroom Pet House by Merry Products .

It promises to be "Multifunctional As A Cat’s Litter Box Cover Or Night Stand Pet House For Small Dogs".

Charlie says: I need to go to powder my nose, so where is it?

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!

34 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I eat pizza and veggie burgers (no red meat for almost 15 years) with my clean hands too, Jenn!...What a nice litter box cover for Charlie; my kitties have litter boxes with a cover attached and I've never thought about getting one of those pretty covers...Happy Thursday friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

roxy said...

I love Charlie's washroom. Very posh. It's much nicer than any of my human furniture. My fat little dog would get wedged in that kitty door. P.S. I eat pizza and veggie burgers the same way you do, and I think we're the height of couth. Great post!

TK and Squashies said...

Aww Charlie your nose looks fine dear, no powder needed. You are absolutely purrfect!

My brother eats everything with a knife and fork. We all teases him. When we goes to "Medieval Times" where they serves the food sans-utensils, he brings his own.

Cute post! We love you two.

Ann Best said...

Oh, that litter box is awesome! My youngest daughter, lover of cats (she and her husband have three) and Jack Russell Terriers (two) would covet it if she saw it--and quite possibly try to find one just like it. I'm sure Charlie's in Cat Heaven.

How else to eat pizza properly--with clean hands!! Sounds delicious.

I LOVE your posts. As soon as I see Ten Lives, I'm in!!! So is Jen. Have a great Thursday.

The Chair Speaks said...

Food tastes better using your hands.
That beautiful cat litter box cover is certainly multifunctional.

Amparo Ortiz said...

That has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen! I didn't know those even existed. That is one super fancy cat, I must say. You're spoiling him bad!

But, hey, he deserves it. Spoil on :D

Theresa Milstein said...

I hate to say, you've found a lovely way to hide a litter box. Does it free any space for shoes?

The only time I've attempted to eat pizza with a fork and knife is when it's piled high with toppings, and begins to fall apart. A hamburger?

I'm not fancy enough for your friend or Charlie.

Cheri said...

Love the litter/night stand! Always trying to cover up the boxes! I eat pissa with a knife and fork onlu if it is too gooey and big to pick up! I looked htis up for you - The word "Nantahala" is a Cherokee Indian word meaning "Land of the Noonday Sun." The name is appropriate as, in some spots, the sun only reaches the floors of the deep gorges of the national forest when directly overhead at midday. And added it to the blog post. You always ask such great questions!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

My Dad and Step-Mum eat pizza with a knife and fork too...

Are you going to get Charlie a fancy liter box? Yikes, they're pretty expensive here...

Katnip Lounge said...

Cutting up pizza? I bet even the Queen eats pizza barehanded!
That's a very snazzy litterbox room...all the Cats here are clamoring for one each. Guess if it's gonna happen?

Summer said...

Um, wow. That's purdy fancy!

(I eat my pizza with my hands too. Hubby uses knife and fork. Weirdo!)

Susan Fields said...

For the cat who has everything, I guess! My husband and my son have a constant struggle over what constitutes finger food, but I think even my husband would approve of you eating your pizza and hamburger with your hands. :)

fairyhedgehog said...

That cat toilet is dead posh!

I eat pizza with my fingers, and chicken drumsticks too. Does your friend cut up her bread roll and eat it with a fork? Some foods are just meant to be picked up in your hands.

Kea said...

Some foods are meant to be eaten with hands, like BBQ chicken legs, pizza, burgers, hotdogs.

I admit I do like that cat washroom/pet house, have seen similar items on-line, but none I like quite as much as that! I don't dare click the link to find out how much it costs. Ha!

Smooches to the ever-sophisticated Charlie and happy Thursday to you both.

Marg said...

LOL, You two are very funny. I never heard of anyone that ate their pizza with a knife and fork. That just wouldn't be any fun. Gotta get those hands all gooey.
That is a super latrine for Charlie. Does it have a sink and all in there too?? Hope she gets you one Charlie.
Take care and have a great day.

Hannah and Lucy said...

I never eat pizza with a knife and fork - so obviously I'm not "upper class" or "posh" - thank goodness.
Like Charlie's litter box cover do the have to put a coin in the slot to use it?

Brigid said...

I am definitely a non-cutlery person when it comes to pizza and burgers.

What a fancy little cat litter box, amazing what people come up with.

Bossy Betty said...

Looks nice enough to eat in! I'll take my veggie burger to go!!

Lexi said...

I think they got that swish litter box in the picture for their poor cat because it's being very brave about only having one leg...

Sammy and Andy said...

YIKES!!!!!!!!! Mama says using a knife and fork for some food is UNCOUTH...and that includes pizza and hamburgers of any sort!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're looking mighty fine today, Charlie, and we hope you find that new powder room.....xxxxxxxxxxxx

Talli Roland said...

Are you for real? A cat washroom?

I so hear you on the knife and fork pizza thing. It completely ruins the piza experience for me! I don't want to struggle with a knife and fork. I want to bite straight into my pizza!

Ginger Jasper said...

There is only one way to eat pizza and burgers and thats fingers.. We have a saying in the UK. Fingers were invented before forks.. I love that posh litter box, I never saw one like that before.. Hugs GJ xx

Amparo Ortiz said...

Hey, Kitty! Me again! I gave you an award on my blog. You can thank Charlie later :D

Musings of a Mother said...

I completely agree with you pizza and burgers were meant for your hands. I always dive in hands first especially when out with my in-laws and the realise everyone else is using cutlery but being the stubborn thing that I am, I don' back down ;)
I love that little washroom maybe they do a doggie version?

Watery Tart said...

I mock people who eat pizza with forks, unless it is a super gooey deepdish. I figure if they are too good for hand eating, they ought to stick to soup.

LOVE the litter box hider set up! We have a lovely end-table dog kennel that looks much nicer in our living room that the big plastic crate we used to have, but I hadn't seen the litter box version. I bet Charlie loves the privacy!

Brian said...

Well, some humans just can't cut it...and others can. I agree with you, not quite worth the effort and wasted time when you could already be eating! I think you should order one of those things Charlie!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

A knife and fork for pizza is so weird to me. My boyfriends cousin from Sweden does it - and so does my boyfriend when he visits and they have pizza (I don't - it is too weird). I wouldn't be surprised if he did it with burgers too.

And that is a great litter box cover - we are making one for our cats out of an ikea cabinet but I always think that there are so many clever ways to disguise them. We have seen one similar to that before, though I have no clue where (online somewhere).

And Hi Charlie!! We think you are such a cutie!

hampshireflyer said...

The more elaborate the things we buy for them the less they actually use them! Perverse creatures :))

Reenie said...

I LOVE IT!

- Reenie

Words A Day said...

oh how can anyone enjoy a pizza with a knife and fork, where's the joy in that! How can the melting cheese drip down onto your hands then? Thats like cutting up..and ice cream cone, or something...

notesfromnadir said...

O.K.
Pizza & burgers are meant to be eaten w/ your hands. You're doing it the right way. Your friend is doing it her way which she things is the right way. 2 rights make a right!

When is Charlie getting his private bathroom? It's a cool looking bathroom & I'm curious to learn how he reacts to it.

Alexandra Crocodile said...

I LOVE it! I'm getting one of those the second I get a cat:)

laughingwolf said...

nothing wrong with using your [clean] hands to eat, what we all use before utensils ;)

but why would anyone want a stinking litterbox in their bedroom?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

In NYC we always pick up our slices with our hands, fold them in half, and eat! The only time I've been forced to use a knife and fork with pizza is when it has so many toppings they would all spill over if I tried to pick it up. I usually don't order such a pizza and it doesn't feel authentic.

That is a very functional and good looking litter box cover!