Toe Warmer

There’s nothing like a good toe warming first thing in the morning. You would be surprised how long bread holds the heat.

Also, so convenient. When the warm runs out, you just push it back down and up it pops providing your toe beans with the warmth they crave.

Toastyfoot, indeed, Shazzoir!



  1. skippymom says:

    Is that a jar of Marmite?

  2. 260Oakley says:

    Mmm, doesn’t everyone like toe jam on his/her toast?
    (And is that a jar of Marmite? No offense to Marmitians out there, but that stuff smells a little like toe jam, imho.)

  3. 260Oakley says:

    Whoops, Skippymom. Looks like great Mar-minds think alike.

  4. Some coffee with that? 😛
    Folgers on Your Butt

  5. Fantastical hovertext!

  6. Is that a jar of Vegemite???

  7. Or Vegemite? Yum, toxic sludge! 😛

  8. anonymous coward says:

    i see vegemite on the counter.
    are we sure this is really a cat and not some abomifying creature from the australian outback?
    like, why is “””the cat””” hiding behind a curtain?
    what does it have to hide?

  9. I’m such a dork I had to google it. That there’s a Vegemite jar. Why, oh why, did my eyes go straight to that? 🙂

  10. Do you come from the land down under,
    Where beer flows and men chunder? 😛

  11. this made me laugh. bless the hearts of those folks who would think first to grab the camera, rather than yelling at the cat. 🙂

    I found one of my cats licking my new toothbrush yesterday, but rather than feaking out, I carefully watched to see that he was licking the plastic handle, not the bristles. life goes on…

  12. I think we have a consensus that that’s Vegemite! So that must be some kind of horrific cat-marsupial mutation that drops from above and paws you to death. 😛

  13. You’re both thinking that way because the cat is a marmie.

  14. Someone’s making a Vegemite sandwich! Run away, kitty, run away!

  15. 260Oakley says:

    Now, if you’d caught your cat flossing… that would have been one for the record books. 😉

  16. I have to confess that I kind of love toast with a good schmear of butter and a hint of marmite. I’d probably love it even more if it came with a kitteh.

  17. kibblenibble says:

    My George is terrified of floss. When he sees me pulling a length of it out of the package, he gets a horrified look on his face and runs away. I don’t know why. Then again, poor George is afraid of a lot of things.

  18. skippymom says:

    What the hell is wrong with us that we’re all obsessed with what’s in the jar, when the whole point of the picture is the cat’s paw on the toast?
    Ooh, hey, I wonder whether that’s butter or margarine in the dish!
    *shoots self in head*

  19. Toe-Ster

  20. victoreia says:


  21. you sooo right
    its straight to dem toes
    i goes

  22. LOLOL!!! Skippy, I was thinking the exact same thing. That is sooo hilarious. I guess we are just following the instructions in the hovertext… HAHAHAHA! 😀

  23. Agreed. Crazy Pants is hilarious.

  24. Methinks it must be a frequent occurance, hence the tin foil covering the butter because, well, Kitty Toe Jam on Toast is okay, but KTJ in butter is not so nice.

  25. Ah, animal hair. A condiment in every household with indoor pets. *sigh*

  26. loribelle says:

    That foot looks slightly Muppet-y. I have less experience w/ cats than dogs, but isn’t that ankle angle a bit odd for a cat?

  27. old goatlady says:

    That’s how my kitteh likes to drink my milk…paw dip, lick, repeat. (Followed by my chasing him off, and him sneaking back when he thinks I’m not looking! Ah, persistence, thy name is cat!

  28. Mmmm, yummy. Toxoplasmosis toast.

  29. Can’t you hear the thunder?

  30. junkdrawerblog says:

    Good one 🙂

  31. Texasplasmosis toast 😛

  32. skippymom says:

    This picture reminds me of a time when Skippy scared me half to death. Back when it was just the two of us living in my grandmother’s house, he had his own bedroom. One day I was folding laundry on the bed in his room, and all of a sudden a tiny, ghostly white hand reached out from under the bed. I literally jumped before I realized it was him messing with me.

  33. This Texan owned by cats says *SNERK*! 😉

  34. cellarmouse says:

    yes, but not impossible…cats frequently assume postures which are a little bit odd…

  35. Any smaller and he’d be a Marm-Mite.

  36. mindadale says:

    My inner fire marshall does not love curtains hanging over a toaster, in general. Not safe, people.
    My inner kitty-cat dialogue says, “I’m gonna get that toast before it gets away….always trying to jump and run….not today….GOTCHA!”
    Get ’em, kitty.

  37. skippymom says:

    Yeah, come to my house and witness the positions in which Francesco chooses to rest, with arms and legs bent at painful-looking angles.

  38. anonymous coward says:

    me too — seeing ‘that’ almost before the “cat” (what kind of controversy hides behind the curtain? hmmm?).

    it’s been years since i had vegemite on toast in the morning.
    maybe it’s time to hunt for a jar — i still remember when all vegemite jars sold in grocery stores were literally domestic production for down under with another “local” label slapped on it.

  39. anonymous coward says:

    (Linda Richman)
    it’s butter
    (/Linda Richman)


  40. skippymom says:

    Oh, and by the way, I’m going to marry Elaine Robinson.

  41. anonymous coward says:

    i mean, “it’s buttah”.
    (gah, where’s the “edit” button?)

  42. Theresa says:

    So, Grace, are you six foot four and full of muscles? 😛

  43. Theresa says:
  44. emmberrann says:

    Beat me to it. My thought exactly – one must have a toes-ter to get one’s foot-fingers toes-tee warm!

  45. aussieoi says:

    VEGEMITE?????? crazy pants are you aussie??

  46. Mine toast gets more than just a smear on the toast, I slather the Marmite on (mmmmmm) My cat loves it too and he fights me for the toast once he smells the Marmite. I used to coat his pills in Marmite to get him to take them.

  47. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    A friend brought me a jar of the “stuff” all the way from The Land Down Under and I haven’t opened it yet. Want it?? I’m never, EVER, going to heat it. 😉

  48. This kitty has evidently never seen the warning THIS IS NOT A STEP!

    You know, that bread looks un-toasted – maybe he/she is in charge of breakfast. You can’t see this, but his tail is swirling a space in hot (but not TOO hot) water into which he will gently crack an egg. He is preparing Poached Eggs with Catnip, aka Oeufs aux herbes démentes!

  49. HA! I forgot about that one! There’s something so great about the Anonymous Paw!

  50. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    that would be “eat it.” I can’t even imagine heating it.

  51. Mary (the first) says:

    I have a craving every now and then for buttered toast with Marmite. Luckily, I always have a jar in the cupboard. Yum!! (Now my mouth is beginning to water. I may have to go have a snack!)

  52. skippymom, for some reason that reminds me of a time my mom was helping me study, and inadvertently scared the crap out of me. I was sitting on one twin bed, and she was sitting on another opposite me. All of a sudden, I see her eyes glued to something above and directly behind me, apparently moving down at a rapid rate. I screamed and jumped up! Then we both laughed – it was just a piece of fluff or something, and she hadn’t even realized she was watching it.

    CATS, however… They’re always staring at some unknown thing, scaring the life out of you. Do dogs do that too? (I haven’t been around dogs quite enough to have caught them at it.)

  53. Mary (the first) says:

    Wow! Coat kitteh pills in Marmite. I never would have thought of that. If I ever need this hint (currently kitteh-less) I will try it!

  54. Mary (the first) says:

    Ok, I know who Elaine Robinson is, (“ELAAAIIINNEE!”) but don’t get the reference to the toaster toed cat?

  55. You might want to make sure the kitteh likes Marmite first 😉 Of course, if he or she does like it you’ll always be fighting when the Marmite comes out.

  56. My best friend loves that stuff…you either love it or hate it!

  57. There seem to be two kinds of people: those who like vegemite and those who hate it. I’m so curious to know what it tastes like but not brave enough to actually try it. So CO peeps who have had it, what’s the fuss all about?

  58. edmundh says:

    How I love to watch the morn
    With golden sun that shines,
    Up above to nicely warm
    These frosty toes of mine.

    The wind doth taste of bittersweet,
    Like jasper wine and sugar.
    I bet it’s blown through others’ feet,
    Like those of Cat-spar Weinberger.

  59. Crazy Pants says:

    Well Done!

  60. Fird Birfle says:

    “Gee, that’s odd. My husband NEVER has a second cup of MY coffee….”

    (this MIGHT be the correct link? The computers in my apt lab have some audio functions de-activated at present so I can’t totally test it out….)

  61. Fird Birfle says:

    That would be an awesome song!!!


  62. Fird Birfle says:


  63. Fird Birfle says:

    *falls in love with skippymom.
    But she’s *ded*, since the “incident” with the gun,
    so I’ll have to live the rest of my life with a doomed love…..*

  64. Fird Birfle says:

    “akimbo” or “askew”.

  65. Fird Birfle says:

  66. Fird Birfle says:

    skippymom — are you actually Dustin Hoffman, in disguise????

  67. Theresa says:

    Firdie, did ya even look at my link? (DO EET, DO EET, DO EET!!)

  68. Theresa says:

    Like thees?

  69. Theresa says:

    PS Colin Hay def has the old “lookin’ at first, throwin’ to third” thing. 😛

  70. Theresa says:

    If not, then there’s no basis for the Far Side cartoon with the two dogs in front of the closet, and one saying to the other, “You wanna have some fun, Fred? I’m gonna stand growling and bristling in front of the closet door, and just stare.” 😛

  71. Theresa says:

    Think about road-paving tar. Then think about salty, salty, salty, salty, salty, salty AND SALTY. People usually consume it in sparing amounts; they spread it thinly, because a whole mouthful of the stuff will make your eyeballs explode.

    My Aussie ex and his brother used to play Vegemite poker– the loser of a hand had to eat a heaping tablespoon full of the stuff. Good times! 😯

  72. 😯 Thanks for the description Theresa! I’m thinking I’m probably just fine living my life without tasting it, thank you very much, (or without playing Vegemite poker with your ex… Yikes!)

  73. Are you suggesting that skippy is Tootsie-ing us?

  74. As someone who used to put two or three packets of salt on my Mcdonalds fries as a kid, I think I’d love marmite.

    and as someone who let’s his chihuahua eat from his plate, and even eats what she doesn’t finish, I’d love marmie toast in the morning 😛

  75. victoreia says:

    “Jim never vomits at home…”

  76. ROTFL!! Where to begin…


  77. I think it’s often related to what you grew up with and/or are accustomed to. Generally those who like the “-mite” products (e.g. Vegemite, Marmite, Promite) have eaten them since childhood (although of course there are exceptions). As a New Zealander I grew up with Vegemite and Marmite, and enjoy them – and know how to apply them properly (i.e. not slathered on like peanut butter). Speaking of peanut butter, its juxtaposition with “jelly” (or jam) is something I find the very concept of unappealing. I’m sure many Americans who grew up with this feel differently. I have come around to the idea of peanut butter + chocolate, but it only gets an exemption because of the chocolate.

  78. 6rabbits says:

    Agreed squared!

  79. 6rabbits says:


  80. 6rabbits says:

    Theresa–So what is Vegemite actually made from? I always assumed VEGgies, but…

  81. 6rabbits says:

    Yea! “Bloom County” ref! *waves pom poms vigorously*

  82. Toxic sludge. Seriously, yeah, you’d think it was made from veggies, but it’s really not. It is made from yeast extract, which is a plant product, but not most peoples’ idea of a vegetable. It’s got an interesting history. It’s the Antipodean version of Marmite, also made from yeast extract. Marmite and Vegemite were just clever ways of creating revenue from the yeast dumped by breweries after the brewing process, and they became cultural icons along the way. They do apparently have some B vitamins.

  83. An Airplane quotefest is an ugly thing . . .

  84. Skippymom, bringing this back for you and Skippy:

  85. sleekityin says:

    Here comes the Toaststepper! (Nah, na na na nah, na na na nah, na na nah, na na nah, na na na nah.)

  86. Shazzoir says:

    No, that’s good old Aussie Vegemite! 😀 All our cats loved the stuff.

  87. ElaineBenes99 says:

    I’ve heard of beans on toast from Karl Pilkington on “An Idiot Abroad,” but never toe-beans on toast. Seriously, though, is there anything cuter than kitteh or puppeh toe-beans? Especially when they are new and pink… awwwwwww!!!

  88. And I’ve always thought it tasted like Vaseline mixed with liberal amounts of soy sauce. Enjoy!

  89. thelittlemyrmidon says:

    The first thing I noticed was that the toaster was under the curtains. Hmmmm, once an underwriter, always an underwriter evaluating potential for loss everywhere.

  90. Mamabear says:

    I’m going to have to Google ‘Marmite’. I know that Vegamite is made from vegetables, so is Marmite made of…marmosets?

  91. It’s really not toxic-it just smells and tastes like it-looks like it too!

  92. I really like that, Mamabear!!

  93. Fird Birfle says:

    Gee Th & jakepets — it sounds YUMMY!!!
    Y’all oughta go into food marketing and make commercials for it ….

  94. Fird Birfle says:

    I deeed eeeet ; I deeeed eeet — YAY 🙂

    Teh kat’s Eyes luuuk Ebil !!!!

  95. skippymom says:

    It’s the scene in The Graduate when Benjamin announces to his parents “I’m going to marry Elaine Robinson” and the toast pops up. Whenever toast pops up I can’t not say that.

  96. whenever anyone says “got a minute?” i want to say “get a tan!”

    which is only slighter older than covered wagons, i think.

  97. *urp*

  98. snorglepup says:

    We all need extra fiber.

  99. 6rabbits says:

    (to see the original)

  100. SlaveToCat says:

    I don’t know about all your kitties……but if I put a toaster under a windowsill and left to run errands, I would come home to find a kitty with all four feet and a tail stuck in the toaster.

  101. SlaveToCat says:

    I am having a vision of a displeased kitty tossing toast around the kitchen in the morning.

  102. Just reading off my jar of Vegemite – “concentrated yeast extract, rich source of folate and Vitamin B” … it’s definitely an acquired taste, but I absolutely love it smeared on sliced tomatoes on toast.

  103. kallisto73 says:

    I concua, it’s buttah.

  104. What is “Marmite”, LauraH, and can I get it here in Canada?

    😆 I would just LOVE to see a picture of you and your cat fighting over the toast once it is covered in Marmite 😆

  105. 😆 I wonder if the cat is trying to steal a piece of toast 😆

  106. My cat is the opposite – I can’t floss with her in the room because she will freak out…floss is her favorite thing. She won’t be quiet until I play with her with it. She loves to run it between her teeth. She’s a little crazy, but its good for her dental health!

  107. mindadale says:

    Hahaha. Awesome. 🙂

  108. mindadale says:

    I would be an awesome underwriter except that I would recommend no one ever get insured. Everything is too dangerous! (See Birflie’s link…that is so me!) 😉