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Thread: Coffee Snob Pets

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    Coffee Snob Pets

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    My wife and I got a new puppy about 3 weeks ago. 2 days after we got her my wife was sitting on the floor with the puppy drinking some cold brew out of a glass. The puppy smelled the cold brew and tried to put her head in the glass. My wife lifted the glass up and away from the puppy, but the puppy tried to climb up her body and then up her arm to get to the cold brew. She cemented her place in the family that day.

    Yesterday we drove up the coast to a holiday house with some family and friends. This morning I made a round of coffees for everyone and one person out there coffee on the floor next to the couch. The puppy ran straight for it and stuck her face straight in it. Luckily it was a single shot flat white and she mostly just overflowed it onto the floor instead of drinking much as she's just over 2kg at the moment.

    I may have to do an experiment with instant coffee to determine if she's a true Snobber :P

    Does anyone else have a coffee-loving pet?
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    Perhaps cute L3N but very unwise to allow dogs to drink anything containing caffeine, they don't handle it well.

    https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pe...onous-to-dogs/
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    Quote Originally Posted by level3ninja View Post
    My wife and I got a new puppy about 3 weeks ago.
    Don't tell us your kids were running amok at the local cafe?

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    Our cat insists on his milk when we have mid-morning coffee, so we call it his pussycino, although unheated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Perhaps cute L3N but very unwise to allow dogs to drink anything containing caffeine, they don't handle it well.

    https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pe...onous-to-dogs/
    Thanks Yelta, no plans to let her have any, I was quite worried when she went for the coffee this morning but was relieved to see she'd spilled it rather than drank any. It would not be pretty/safe if she got any!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    Don't tell us your kids were running amok at the local cafe?

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    Haha I wish she was free!
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    Animals always have played a big role in our family, at the moment have a much loved and pampered Lab and a very aloof Burmese.

    Like all Labs Missy loves food, except salad type stuff, cat, Woger, typical fussy bugger, both great to have around.
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    Our 2 now departed (aged 13 and nearly 15) Cavaliers were both keen fresh from the roaster bean munchers (only ever gave them a few on roast days) and cup licker outers, the small amount of caffeine didn't seem to do them any harm, the silly one would go a bit zoomier for a few minutes after her beans, but the vet said it was o.k. and they quite enjoyed roast days.
    The only things they wouldn't eat were lettuce, raw potato, celery and citrus.

    We now have a new dog, 9 month old Pug x Beagle and are trying hard not to feed her, except out of her bowl, she's too smart and has worked out what we eat is worth getting for herself and she's a determined little miss.
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    I have red wrigglers, hundreds of them! They eat the grinds without fuss. They say the coffee grinds slows their eating down, but they going ok.
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    Haha awesome... our Cavalier just can't stand coffee! Anytime I put my espresso or latte cup near her just to smell, she pulls away, she doesn't like the smell at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by level3ninja View Post
    My wife and I got a new puppy about 3 weeks ago.
    Is it a Coffee Spaniel per chance?
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    Our two dogs supervise every roast I do and on the off-chance that a bean or two escape the cooler when I'm fiddling about, they (the beans) never get a chance to hit the floor. Snaffled up before you can say Piccolo Latte...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Perhaps cute L3N but very unwise to allow dogs to drink anything containing caffeine, they don't handle it well.

    https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pe...onous-to-dogs/
    That is valuable information for pet owners. Some things that seem quite innocent can be lethal to our pets. Witnessed what happens to a dog who eats chocolate when an uncle who thought he was being kind to my mum's dog, fed it some Easter chocolate treats under the table. Similar to the caffeine poisioning symptoms in the link but with a seizure that was fatal. Not something you ever want to see again.

    Our house cat absolutely hates the sound of the steam wand in action, not happy Jan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeLotta View Post
    That is valuable information for pet owners. Some things that seem quite innocent can be lethal to our pets. Witnessed what happens to a dog who eats chocolate when an uncle who thought he was being kind to my mum's dog, fed it some Easter chocolate treats under the table. Similar to the caffeine poisioning symptoms in the link but with a seizure that was fatal. Not something you ever want to see again.

    Our house cat absolutely hates the sound of the steam wand in action, not happy Jan....

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    Most unfortunate re your Mums dog, people do things with the best intentions, not realising the consequences, its devastating losing a pet in this manner, have been through it.
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    A bit more info on the topic here, to add to that of Yelta's link above...
    https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...xicity-in-pets

    Mal.
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    Thought I put the bag back in the box, must have left it on the floor next to the box. Heard a rustle and a certain someone was sitting next to her bag of food with a dessert request.

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    This is our only claim to a pet. Beryl lives in Borneo and we make a contribution to her support.

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    What a little Honey...
    Great stuff Rocky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    This is our only claim to a pet. Beryl lives in Borneo and we make a contribution to her support.

    I had a laugh, cute as. Looks like a giant coffee bean with limbs and a face..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    This is our only claim to a pet. Beryl lives in Borneo and we make a contribution to her support.
    How old is she Rocky, was she orphaned?

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    Hi Yelta, she is 4 years old and an orphan and is cared for in Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in North Borneo.
    The Refuge is funded through Orangutan Appeal UK. Our Daughter visited there recently and took out a 'support' for Beryl as a gift to us as we had been wanting to do this. We will take over when it expires, although of course if Beryl has been released then it will be for another Orangutan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Hi Yelta, she is 4 years old and an orphan and is cared for in Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in North Borneo.
    The Refuge is funded through Orangutan Appeal UK. Our Daughter visited there recently and took out a 'support' for Beryl as a gift to us as we had been wanting to do this. We will take over when it expires, although of course if Beryl has been released then it will be for another Orangutan.
    Well done Rocky!

    It's a sad situation up there, not sure where it will end, with deforestation and the destruction of habitat it doesn't look good.

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    I have an 8-month old Spoodle who enjoys her morning Coffee ritual. She gets to lick out the sugary bottom of my Coffee Cup, but is not so much a fan of the sound of the Coffee Grinder that precedes it...
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    This household has joint ownership by an old (19 or 20yo in May) dog and a much older "totally blind nowadays" cat.

    The dog ignores coffee, however I have to watch the cat like a hawk. Her favourite "party trick" is to jump on any potential victim's lap "for a pat" and surreptitiously help herself to any stray lattes - and not just the froth, given a whisker of a chance she will keep going downwards. Doubly strange, and she refuses to drink the same milk "straight". So far she hasn't had enough at any one time to have any side effects however eternal vigilance over one's cuppa is "De rigeur" here. I keep meaning to try her out on neat espresso to see if it is the coffee or the milky blend.

    Gotta love 'em, even if a very snobby guest was outraged when the cat conned her out of her first two lattes. Amused me anyway and made the visit more bearable than usual.
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    Our Sylvie gets a puppaccino whenever we have leftover milk. She likes the warm milk and foam but often disappointed with the lack of latte art.

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    No caffeine for this one either, being a rescue she is wired enough.
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    We fostered this guy from a local Perth rescue group and he ended up being a total foster fail. Adopted after one month.

    We were his third set of humans so he had a bit of a rough start but seems happy with where he ended up.

    I have to be careful not to spill any coffee beans when I'm filling up the grinder though as he does try to eat them if he sees them hit the ground.
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    Our doggie Ringo. His Dad was a grey Chihuahua called Shadow and his Mum a black bitch called Boo.


    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjDz4haJjup3hPJt...W4KFg?e=fHkH4C

    He is six months old today and has been a good dog but a bit naughty of course as he is a pup.

    He seems to like coffee but not allowed for fur babies.
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    here is our little puppy. Picked him up last weekend and our daughter named him Piccolo

    She even set up an instagram page for him sir piccolo, Knight of the coffee realm. Protector of the latte kingdoms


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    i swear my furry buddy comes whenever i turn on the machine or working on one
    whenever i go for our milk he gets his
    beep of the machine or steam wand who is underfoot being “friendly”

    this lump
    I swear hes a Russian Spy!
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    4 YO German Shepherd “Boof”
    lies at my feet when I make a coffee hoping for some lactose free milk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by level3ninja View Post
    Haha I wish she was free!
    The kids or the puppy?
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