Saturday, February 23, 2013

TW's Surprise

A few years ago, TW dropped something inneresting on the floor. It was white and looked like a little plastic tampon thingy. Can I say that word in mixed company? Anyway, I played hockey with it for days not knowing what it was. In fact, when we have company, people are still axing what it is. I've decided its story can be this month's Senile Saturday. It'll save you from having to read more of her poetry.


TW was feeling poorly so she reached for her voodoo meds. She dropped the capsule from the Oscillococcinum she took, which is a homeopathic remedy for flu-like symptoms. Neither of us knew what this magic elixir contained but this capsule sure was a fun toy. All she knew was it was homeopathic so it must be good. No side effects to worry about.

Yeah, I've got the stuff! Who's buying?

The reason I mention this today, years after the fact, is that TW read a disturbing article in the Sunday paper about this stuff. Seems the main ingredient in it is anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum 200CK HPUS. Sounds impressive and even a bit romantic to those with a Valentine's Day hangover.


Translated from the Latin, it contains extracts of Muscovy duck heart and liver, which homeopaths believe to be reservoirs of the influenza virus. Basically pate. Pate that's diluted 200 times.

Hey Ducky, guess what's in these capsules?

TW didn't like or eat liver when she was a little tyke so you can imagine what went through her pea-size brain when she read this! I took great glee seeing her face as she read this article. After all, she thinks all this voodoo mumbo-jumbo is the cat's meow. Heh-heh—but it's really the duck's innards.

Please don't tell @GeorgetheDuck about this. It may give him flu-like symptoms.

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Please vote for me in the Petfinder.com Luckiest Pet contest so I can win green papers for my favorite charity. You can vote once a day from each mobile device. Those furrends from out of the U.S. can pretend they've moved to New York and become a Time-Warner subscriber but don't tell them I told you that. In fact, Pop says he can vote more than once a day from his work computer. Again, you didn't read that here.




21 comments:

Ann Staub said...

I always thought that stuff was beneficial bacteria. I voted and shared he contest - I'll double check to make sure my vote went through though *wink*wink*

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

MOL! I would just eat the duck pate myself. Sounds yummy! Humans are nuts.

Molly The Wally said...

Hmm we'd go for the duck pate too. Have a super Saturday Keisha.
Best wishes Molly

Brian said...

I never had anything ducky, except a friend by that name!

Simba said...

Ick! Glad the containers made fun toys!

Deb Barnes said...

Oh dear! Sometimes it's just best to be naive and not read at all! Good luck with the votes - we will definitely share our support! Purrs from Zee and Zoey

Patty Woodland said...

We are rooting and campaigning for you CK. And voting

Mariodacat said...

ha ha - good thing she didn't look at the ingredients immediently after taking it - it would have made her sicker!! Good one on TW. I'm voting every day - so hoping you can win.

Katnip Lounge said...

urgh. Mommy just turned a wee tad green...she DETESTS liver!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Our head peep won't eat liver, either, which is a shame, because that sounds tasty to us!

CATachresis said...

Ewwwwww! *spits* never knew tampons contained liver!! ;)

Austin has voted :)

JessieJaney said...

Chuckling at this post but glad it gave you a wonderful toy to bat around xxx's

The Island Cats said...

Well, I eat duck sometimes, so that stuff must be pretty good!

Ernie

Katie and Glogirly said...

Well the duck innards are probably more beneficial than a tampon! ; ) ...oh, if there was only a string. HA!!!

We voted again! And again!!!
Keep reminding us though.
Too bad duck innards don't help with short term memory.

; ) Katie

The Cat From Hell said...

Tampons, liver pills, ewwwwe
If they works though, mes should makes my mommy takes them, She is sick
Kisses
Nellie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Believe it or not, back when she was a little tyke in the 1950's (Pre-History), her mom cooked calves liver and bacon sometimes (together) and everyone loved it. Ewwwwwwwww say the Humans now, though I think it sounds pretty tasty myself.

meowmeowmans said...

Well, duck sounds just fine to all the kitties here, CK. MOL.

We'll go vote again! And keep doing so!

Hugs!

michico*Adan said...

Yeah we voted!!
Good luck!!!

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

*runs and hides*

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hello darling, I voted for you again! I wish there were just a skosh more room in that blue beddy. Just sayin'. I'm not as skinny as I used to be.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Mowzers, CK! Concatulations! You made mommy go EWWW twice in one day - SCORE!

Pee Ess, WE VOTED! And our lips are sealed. George the Duck won't hear about his innards from US!