Favorite Mug

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Have you seen my cat butt mug? It’s one of my favorite coffee cups.

As any owner of a black cat knows, they have prominent tushes that they like to show off.

cat butt mugI bought this mug about a year ago at the Sur La Table up in Portland near Powells. Having lived with it for an extended amount of time, I am determined that I need to buy more of these mugs, butt alas, I haven’t found them in any near-by stores.

The artist’s name is Albert Dubout. A google search brings an on-line store to order more items of this design, called “Tail Up”.

Dubout is a quite prolific artist, whose style has a touch of Dr. Seuss and Robert Crumb.


8 Comments

posted July 1st, 2006 at 5:33 pm

butt alas… you are too funny!

- sam
posted July 1st, 2006 at 10:57 pm

I just saw this very mug last week at the Harvard Coop, medical school on Longwood Ave. I think the address is 333 Longwood, Boston. You could look on the web site and see if they have it at the main coop, too.

posted July 3rd, 2006 at 7:28 am

I feel slighted – Jazz, my adorable black cat, isn’t a tush displayer.
Great mug though.

  • laughing…
    you mean I’m special? ;)
    –McAuliflower
posted July 6th, 2006 at 3:47 am

That’s a nice mug, I think my sister would love it.
Thanks for the URL.

posted July 10th, 2006 at 4:58 am

Too funny! I’ve got two black cats (and a black dog!) and have lusted after the glass version of these for a couple of years now. Good luck finding them!!

posted July 11th, 2006 at 7:56 am

Have you seen the refrigerator magnet set of cat butts? Pretty funny.

  • Ooo- those ones, yes. They were a bit too detailed for my taste :)
    Um, they were quite plush!

    –McAuliflower

- e
posted July 19th, 2006 at 12:19 pm

SLT discontinued them…pout.

posted November 29th, 2007 at 12:32 pm

I thank you so much for the link to find,Dubout “Tail Up” mugs and other cool findings. I bought this mug 4 years ago for my brother n law and my sister accidental broke it and it has taken me years to find it again. Thanks I am giving a complete set for Christmas this year!

- GG

I’m so glad I could make the connection GG.
I like your Tail Up name for them… vs my calling it my Cat Butt mug. :)

–McAuliflower

- GG

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