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post #1 of 20
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I've been having a very busy stressful month. Lastnight as I was going grocery shopping I passed the paper plates. A little light went off in my head, and I went back, grabbed a pack of cheapo ones and continued shopping.

What did I use the paper plates for? To feed my cats! OK, you can all mock me now. But my gosh it felt so good to just throw them away and go straight to bed. It was like capturing an extra 6 minutes of relaxation.

My girls didn't notice a difference.
post #2 of 20
I used to own a horse named Cairo!

I don't use the paper plates but I'm a professional pet sitter and a large number of my clients do on a regular basis.
post #3 of 20
My bf has me using paper plates now! He was getting futzy with me for cleaning the cats bowls multiple times a day before I hit the sack! He says "Why not make it easier and the mess less apparent by using a paper plate and then tossing it?" He was really serious lol! So the kitties have been getting their wet food on paper plates! Not lazy at all my friend... Strategy is what i call it!
post #4 of 20
I have a friend who does....I think I should invest in some! sure would make things a little easier
post #5 of 20
Thats what mine ate wet food from, it is much easier to just throw them away!
post #6 of 20
Question is: Can you (and should you) recycle the dirty paper plates rather than throwing them away?

Food for thought as we approach Earth Day...
post #7 of 20
I have 6 bowls that I rotate. I run the dishwasher once a day so some of them are always clean.
post #8 of 20
I've thought about using paper plates for the girls, but I've never tried it. I always wondered if they would skid across the floor as they were trying to eat. I've always used Corelle Ware salad plates for their wet food. They're easy to clean, so it really has never been a problem. I bought a bunch of the plain white ones on sale at Meijer's once, so they were inexpensive too!


Pookie & the girls
post #9 of 20
Not sure about the cat food, but I sure use paper plates every chance I get!
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Cairo View Post
I've been having a very busy stressful month. Lastnight as I was going grocery shopping I passed the paper plates. A little light went off in my head, and I went back, grabbed a pack of cheapo ones and continued shopping.

What did I use the paper plates for? To feed my cats! OK, you can all mock me now. But my gosh it felt so good to just throw them away and go straight to bed. It was like capturing an extra 6 minutes of relaxation.

My girls didn't notice a difference.
To answer your question directly, yes. For example, this morning I cooked myself a pot of oatmeal. When it was done, I poured creme and honey on it and sat it on a pad on the table and ate directly from the pot. Hey, why dirty up a bowl?
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
I've thought about using paper plates for the girls, but I've never tried it. I always wondered if they would skid across the floor as they were trying to eat. I've always used Corelle Ware salad plates for their wet food. They're easy to clean, so it really has never been a problem. I bought a bunch of the plain white ones on sale at Meijer's once, so they were inexpensive too!


Pookie & the girls

Yes the plates do slide, that is the only downfall! LOL with my cat's the plate ends up half way across the kitchen!
post #12 of 20
My cats get table food on paper plates. They would be confused if I put their food on the plates. LoL
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
Question is: Can you (and should you) recycle the dirty paper plates rather than throwing them away?

Food for thought as we approach Earth Day...
Strongly agree!!would feel to guilty doing that

Recycle!!
post #14 of 20
I used to use paper plates for the cats, but that was before they decided they didn't like wet food. so I have a couple of children's cereal bowls that I put their dry food in.
post #15 of 20
I feed dry to Trout...I think if I fed wet, I would just rotate a bunch of different ceramic bowls so some are always clean..as per Jenny82

Paper plates just don't seem right
post #16 of 20
Both boys get their wet food on paper plates. They put a paw on the plat to keep it from sliding around, so we don't have to worry about that.

Now how lazy am I...DH and I typically use paper plates for dinner, unless we know that whatever dinner is will soak through. lol We make sure to buy the heavy duty ones so they hold up. *snicker*
post #17 of 20
no, I don't use paper plates, but have been tempted at times. The best I ever saw was at the vets where I got Dynah fixed...they were using the little boats that you get small servings of frenchfries in. Cool idea eh?
post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cairo View Post
I've been having a very busy stressful month. Lastnight as I was going grocery shopping I passed the paper plates. A little light went off in my head, and I went back, grabbed a pack of cheapo ones and continued shopping.

What did I use the paper plates for? To feed my cats! OK, you can all mock me now. But my gosh it felt so good to just throw them away and go straight to bed. It was like capturing an extra 6 minutes of relaxation.

My girls didn't notice a difference.
Now that is a good idea!!! The only problem would be that they would push around to easily and my girls would get frustrated.
post #19 of 20
The cats and the rest of us just share the small corningware bowls most of the time- not really any "cat specific" dishes here . Although, my mom got all of us (me, my sister,and herself) some ceramic, dishwasher safe "cat face" coasters that work really well. I had 6 or 8 of them, now down to about 4 after several years . I'd tried feeding them on paper plates (or paper bowls) many years ago, and got tired of hearing 4 paper plates sliding across the floor- lick, slide, lick, slide....
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by catsallover View Post
The cats and the rest of us just share the small corningware bowls most of the time- not really any "cat specific" dishes here .
Me too... They have dedicated dry food and water bowls that stay out all the time, but when they get their wet it's off my plates. I've learned not to tell people about it though, as the first person I did thought I was absolutely disgusting. It's not like I don't wash them, so I don't see how it's nasty!!
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