Où qu’on se trouve, on reste à jamais français à l’âme

Thank you to everyone who kindly sent birthday wishes to Louis Catorze. He had a marvellous day. I even broke my 3-month dryness to partake in a Louis XIV cocktail*, but I am now back to teetotal ways to see if I can manage another month.

*I’m not joking. The recipe is here if you’d like to try: https://ttliquor.co.uk/how-to/make-a-louis-xiv-cocktail-recipe/
An actual photograph of Le Roi on his special day. (Thank you, Cathie and Scott, for his card!)

In other, shocking news, the little sod has eaten a piece of the Reflets de France tuna rillettes that I dropped onto the floor, after spending several minutes going CRAZY wondering where the appetising smell was coming from. And, when I gave him another tiny scraping to see if the first time had been an accident/a fluke/a figment of my imagination, he ate that, too.

Oui, Mesdames et Messieurs: the cat who doesn’t like food has consumed food. I wish it could have been his own food, rather than MY food, but tant pis. And I have offered Sa Maj actual tuna in the past, which has been promptly rejected, yet it seems he’s happy to eat it in Frenchified form, proving that you can take the Sun King out of France, but you can’t take France out of the Sun King.

Cat Daddy’s Helpful Comment of the Day: “You shouldn’t have done that. Now he won’t eat ANY OTHER FOOD, EVER AGAIN.” Erm, I think that ship has very much left the port, but your comment has been noted.

Anyway, since tuna rillettes have been rarer than golden goose eggs since Brexit stuffed things up, i am down to my last few jars and I have no idea when I will be able to reorder. So I don’t especially want to share at the moment, especially not with this ungrateful, entitled little sod, not even on his birthday weekend.

Here is Sa Maj, hoping I might change my mind:

Get your own food.

12 thoughts on “Où qu’on se trouve, on reste à jamais français à l’âme

  1. I wouldn’t expect any the less from him….
    (Your cocktails look and sound delicious, but the photo in the link is clearly of a very different cocktail!!)
    xxxx

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    1. I know! They’ve clearly put the wrong picture on there. I think the real thing looks so much better (although we realised last minute that we didn’t have ice cubes!).

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  2. Of course a king deserves this kind of delicacy!!! I am shocked that you never tried that earlier! I thought all the cat food you tried to have him eat was AFTER you had tried rillettes and foi gras and poulet chasseur and boeuf bourguignon and camembert! Poor baby, now I understand better why he doesn’t like his cat food! 😀

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    1. Well, we didn’t try them all THIS time … however, we did try them all when we were looking for a way of getting pills into him, before we discovered Pill Pockets! (He likes Comté better than Camembert, by the way.) 🤣

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  3. I had to look up “tuna rillettes” and the recipe says it has onions, which are verboten for cats – so that was probably the attraction. Glad everyone survived – that card is spectacular.

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