Sunday, January 25, 2009


I heard something very funny! Really really very funny! Before my foster daddy went away, he and my foster mum went to a place called the . It is about an hours drive from where we are living. It's quite a pretty place.
This is my foster daddy making friends with their horse. He was an old boy, and very friendly.
But that's not the funny thing. Do you know what the Tea Room specialty is? It is a drink called
. See this animal? It is a Civet Cat. See this? It is a preserved Civet Cat poop.
Do you know what that is in the poop? Coffee beans!!!
Civet Cats eat coffee berries as part of their natural diet. The beans pass through their system undigested. These beans are then harvested, and made into coffee!! And it's expensive coffee, too. One cup at the Tea Rooms was AU$50 (US$32.83 as of Saturday night). It is thought that the digestive enzymes break down some of the proteins in the bean, making it less bitter. If you or your humans saw , you would have seen that they had trying a cup on their list of things to do.
Did you read that!? People pay to drink pooped out coffee beans! Humans are bananas, kitties. Bananas! The tea rooms sell 4 cups a week!
By the way, my foster mum had a strawberry milkshake, and my foster dad had a chocolate milkshake. They are not brave:)
My big ginger foster brother Odin has found his Forever Home!!!! He found his yesterday. Thor was held back last week, and will be desexed this Wednesday. Loki went back today, and will also be desexed on Wednesday. Hooray for the Big Litter Boys!:)
LOLed at you by Athena the pretty kitten (see how pretty I'm getting now that my face is filling out?).


Misha said...

I hope your hoomans aren't planning on fostering that Civet Cat!


oh mai!! kitteh poop for cofeee?? is dat yummy?? you guys has many friends me don't have, Australiaz?? it must be really yummy fun place!! Mai mom say she wants to lie there if she could!! xoxoxoxo Goma

Tracey and Huffle said...

Mum says she has heard of that coffee and she won't be drinking it any time soon.

Yay for Odin finding his home! Great news!

Huffle Mawson, also a microchipped cat

Grrreta said...

Cat poop coffee?...Crazy, crazy, crazy... I'm so glad your mom and dad opted for milkshakes instead.

Yay! We're so glad Odin found his forever hoem.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Great news for Odin!!! Yippee!!!!!

The PM heard about that type of coffee. You know what? She would probably try it if no one was looking. She loves her coffeee.

She's a little whacked.

Purrs Goldie

The Island Cats said...

Ewwwwwww is right! That doesn't sound good at all! Mom saw the Bucket List and they did talk about that said it's not on her Bucket List!

Yay for Odin!

Christine and FAZ said...

Oh my goodness, I think I might avoid that particular blend of coffee. FAZ

Cory said...

Hmmm, my mom is sitting here drinking you know where those beans have been???

Daisy said...

I have heard of that coffee before, too! If peoples want coffee beans pooped out by a cat, maybe I can start a new business. And I would only charge $29 per cup. A real bargain! Hahahahaha!

Congratulations to Odin and his new Forever family!

Parker said...

I think your foster beans were smart for getting milkshakes!

MaoMao said...

Wowie, that's somethin else about the kitty who poops coffee beans! And that's wunnerful about Odin.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Everycat said...

Athena you are turning into a total beauty - you are really filling out! Humans are crazy Athena and so are Civets - they should get a cheque for their hard work in pooping out coffee beans - fair trade 'n all. Glad your Mom & Dad had a good time there.

Whicky Wuudler

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Athena,we have heard about that 'coffee',but Mom has never tried it(not at that price!!) Milkshakes sound mmm,mmmm, good!!!!
You are looking so pretty :) Pretty soon you will get a home of your own! Who could resist a pretty little thing like you?
Purrs Mickey

Pablo said...

I have eaten a lot of disgusting things in my time, but there's no way I would EVER drink civet poop coffee! At least the disgusting stuff I eat is free...