Dear Tabby is written by Tabs the Cat, commonly regarded as “the world’s first plus-size kitty supermodel.” Founded in mid 2012, it has quickly become the most widely syndicated cat advice column on earth — known for its fresh, feline perspective on lifestyle, fashion and style issues affecting cats and humans.
A dairy dilemma
DEAR TABBY: What’s the proper etiquette when it comes to disposing of leftover milk in your bowl?
I feel like dumping it out would be wasteful, and when I try to lick up every last drop, the bowl skitters and scoots across the floor, which just seems like bad decorum.
I’m thinking about having my assistant spoon feed it to me, but even that seems a bit much.
Does the answer depend on whether you’re eating in or dining out?
— Got Milk in Grand Junction
DEAR GOT MILK: If you’re dining out — say, visiting a neighbor cat — you should go easy on the bowl. You definitely don’t want to lick it with so much force that it scoots across the floor. That would be faux paw.
But if you’re at home, well, anything goes!
Order your assistant to spoon feed it to you one of these days, and see how she does. I haven’t tried that yet (not yet), but I do have my assistant hand feed me echinacea leaves from my garden, one leaf at a time.
DEAR TABBY: I was wondering, why do some cats get so talkative on catnip? And they always, ALWAYS talk about themselves?
— Curious in Chicago
DEAR CURIOUS: They’re probably doing it because the catnip has lowered their inhibitions, encouraging them to open up.
Or, because they think the subject is fascinating, and you’re a good listener.