Sprocket seems to like coffee. I had a mug of decaf sitting on the table, and it was there only moments before Sprockerbee hopped up and started sticking his nose and paws in the mug. At first I thought he was just playing. He splashed coffee all over the table. Then he licked his paw. Then he stuck his little nose back into the mug and started to drink! I quickly swiped him from the table (to his dismay – he sprocketted my shoulder), so he couldn’t have gotten more than a lick or two, and I ran his little pawses under the faucet so they wouldn’t have any residual caffeine on them. I am somewhat paranoid about kittehs and coffee and chocolate and all the things poisonous to kittehs that supposedly do not hurt humans. Even though the coffee is decaf, it still might not be safe. And I don’t want it to stunt his growth.
The final conclusions from this episode are 1) Sprockerbee is naughty, and 2) Sprockerbee likes coffee. Dark coffee with no adulterants like milk or sugar.
The mug is, or used to be, one of those temperature sensitive mugs where part of the image disappears when hot water is added. It started out with the Bill of Rights. It was only a few months before the whole thing started vanishing, not just the temperature-sensitive parts, even though I never put it in a dishwasher. Little words and letters would come off and I would inadvertently drink them. And now there is not a single word left of the Bill of Rights. On the plus side, the black and white pattern suits Sprocket.