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Oh, Poo! March 7, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Nature.

Grumpy gusLast week, I reached down to pick up one of Tigger’s treats from the carpet.

The small brown pellet did not have the expected resistance.  It felt “squishy.”

I tossed the “partially digested treat” (yes, that’s what I’m calling it) into the trash and washed my hands.


I didn’t consider tasting the pellet . . . that’s just not my cup of tea.

In stark contrast, some people (perhaps those with more cents than sense) pay through the nose for coffee beans passed through the bowels of beasties:

Civet Droppings

Elephant Dung

* Panda Poo

Aha!  Now this photo makes sense!

I first heard of Kopi Luwak coffee (collected from the excrement of the civet, a catlike mammal in Southeast Asia) while watching The Bucket List.

Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) extolled the virtues of this expensive excreted “reclaimed” brew. His traveling companion, Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman), poo pooed the idea.

I’m firmly in the Freeman camp:

(1) Asian Palm Civets are caged captives, treated like poop for their poo.
(2) I’ve never been curious to try anything emitted from an elephant’s butt.
(3) The idea of ingesting “digested coffee beans” gives me indigestion.

People, places, and things have the value that we assign to them.

The-Pink-PantherTo some, a Picasso is just a painting, a diamond is just a pretty rock, and a piece of shit is just a piece of shit.

Count me in that crowd.

I’m not paying $200 for a cup of organic Panda Poo Tea.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. suzicate - March 7, 2014

EWE,,,that is all!

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

A trend to feature on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Stupid” or “Bizarre Quaffs with Andrew I’ll-Eat-Anything Zimmern.” 😐


2. Beth Ann - March 7, 2014

I have been places where they have sold the wonderful poo coffee—–no way!!!! I would not touch it. Not in a million years. And I am a coffee lover. Raising my cup to you this morning and hoping you don’t find any more Tigger “treats” in your home in the wrong places!

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

I’m with you, Beth Ann! I’m just not interested in drinking anything that came out of a butt rather than a faucet.

Tigger always goes in his litter box. Yay! We never have to wander after him with a plastic bag to gather his “business.” The isolated “dot-dot” must have hitchhiked across the room on his fur.

Maybe he was out of TP? :mrgreen:

Beth Ann - March 7, 2014

I laughed at the hitchhiker comment!!! I suppose he needed one of those moist towellete wipes instead of the regular old tp . 🙂

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

That’s it! We’ll put the moist towelette wipes next to his “business end” box.

3. katecrimmins - March 7, 2014

Oh I can relate to this one. From now on I’ll call them “partially digested treats” although we all know what it is. I’m sticking with Starbucks thank you. No butt beans for me.

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

Yes . . . No Butt Beans! 😉

Pix Under the Oaks - March 7, 2014

Kate! Butt Beans!! Oh My.. 😆

4. Pix Under the Oaks - March 7, 2014

I don’t drink coffee, but NO.. ewwww. I knew when I saw your title and Tigger’s name right behind(haha)it you were probably really talking about poo. I think I have been watching too many Livestream kitty foster mom cams with kittie poo!

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

I saw a youtube video yesterday with a mother dog fostering a bunch of kittens who’d lost their mom. So sweet.

5. jannatwrites - March 7, 2014

That’s absolutely disgusting. I don’t drink coffee and wouldn’t be interested in trying that. Nasty!

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

I am certain that I am not going to be converting any tea drinkers to the coffee camp with this post. 😛

6. I am J - March 7, 2014

How in the world you could take a poopy subject like this and turn into a gem of wisdom amazes me! While reading this, I cringed, gulped, “yucked,” and laughed – all at the same time – and at the end, I went “yes!” I couldn’t agree with your conclusion more. Shit is still shit – no matter how high in the air your nose is or how stupid you are to pay for it.

Have I told you (of course I have) just how much I enjoy your blog and the way you write??? You did it again and I thoroughly enjoyed this post.

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

Yay! Thanks so much, J. Your comment made me grin from ear to ear since cringing, gulping, yucking, and laughing was exactly the response I was after! 😆

I’m delighted that you enjoyed this poopy post!

7. I am J - March 7, 2014

Oh, one more thing you might enjoy. I just read about a grade school teacher who took her class to see a Picasso exhibit. She told them that one of the pictures was supposed to be a horse. From the back of the class one little boy asked, “Then why isn’t it?”

Refreshing honesty…. and, yes, a Picasso is just a painting.

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

I love, love, love this ~> I see the truth in that child’s refreshing honesty. Art may be in the eye of the beholder but I suspect that some of the high brow set can’t see far enough past their upturned noses and bulging wallents to differentiate real art from rubbish. :mrgreen:

8. anotherday2paradise - March 7, 2014


nrhatch - March 7, 2014

You can say that again!

9. Grannymar - March 7, 2014

Now that is enough to keep me drinking boiled water 24/7 instead of the three kettles full I manage at the moment.

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

I hear ya, GM! I’ve tasted bitter coffee a time or two, but never butt coffee made of poo!

10. ericjbaker - March 7, 2014

I already don’t drink coffee, and now I have a reason.

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

I’m shocked at all my writer friends who don’t drink coffee. I thought writers got by on nicotine, caffeine, and booze. 😛

ericjbaker - March 7, 2014

I know. I feel like I’m letting the craft down.

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

One more way the writing landscape has changed since the days of Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

11. bluebee - March 7, 2014

“People, places, and things have the value that we assign to them.” Yes, and there’s a lot of pretentious bullsh!t out there!

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

Yes there is! Sometimes people think they’re “edgy” when they’re really just “BS Artists.” 😛

12. Nancy Curteman - March 7, 2014

I’m with you and Morgan. Yuk! I wouldn’t touch the stuff even if you paid me $200 to do it. As my seventh grade teacher, Sister Dolores Marie would say, “Hydraphobia the gangplank.” I don’t know what it means, but it can’t be good.

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

Some people must think (since it has a high price tag and is in limited supply) that it’s a worthwhile investment. Of course, maybe they didn’t read the fine print or realize WHAT they had in their cup. 😉

13. sufilight - March 7, 2014

Oh, my goodness! I would puke. I wonder the lure of the “exotic” hum…. coffee beans makes some folks feel especial?

nrhatch - March 7, 2014

Yes! They got on the “Especial Espresso” bandwagon. 😀

14. Three Well Beings - March 8, 2014

Not my cup of tea (or coffee) either! I always wonder what got someone to start that taste testing in the first place! Yuck!

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

“Wakime, look! Dat civet eat dem coffee beans and gave dem back.”

“Ja, ja. Let’s gather dem beans and try dem on da morrow.”

“Bedder than pickin’ dem beans on da slopes in da sun.”

“Ja, ja. We be shootin’ fish in da barrel.”

“No, no. We be cookin’ wit gas!” :mrgreen:

15. Val Boyko - March 8, 2014

Thank you Nancy for opening my eyes to a whole new world that I never knew existed…. or perhaps not! 😉

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

The best part of waking up is FOLGERS in your cup. 😀

16. diannegray - March 8, 2014

I’m sure it’s got to taste better than some of the ‘chain coffee shops’ that try and sell you something that’s made from coffee and tastes like poo! 😀

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

Ha! We usually make our own coffee . . . but I have experienced a bad cup of coffee a time or twenty.

17. Booksphotographsandartwork - March 8, 2014

And I just read that you can actually sell your empty toilet paper rolls on ebay! Not kidding. I’m sorry but that is disgusting. If I found out that my kid had been in school using used toilet paper rolls for crafts I would be very pissed off! Paper towel rolls would be fine.

Poor animals can’t even poop with peace.

nrhatch - March 9, 2014

We were talking about ebay today ~ someone said, “you can sell anything on ebay.” You’ve just proved the truth of that adage.

Paper towel rolls do seem a better choice for arts & craft projects.

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