An elderly couple have hilariously and unknowingly developed a love for eating cat food, after mistaking it for pâté.
Angela Holloway was confused when her mum Margaret Lincoln and step-dad Donald Lincoln asked her to pick up some more of the ‘gorgeous’ pâte she’d given them after delivering their weekly shop.
Her mother, 80-year-old Margaret, told her they had eaten “a really lovely dinner of absolutely gorgeous pâté and baked bread,” and even asked her to pick up some more.
However, a very confused Angela was left “howling with laughter” after her mum showed her the packet, only for her to discover it was in fact a tin of cat food she had bought for her own pet.
“Honestly I nearly wet myself. I was absolutely howling with laughter. My mum started laughing then my sister started laughing. My sides were splitting, my mouth was hurting, I was laughing that much,” she recalled.
“I couldn’t stop laughing, honestly – I was going to wet myself – for a good ten minutes.”
However, 95-year-old Donald was a little more concerned after discovering mishap, jokingly telling his step-daughter: “What are you doing?! Are you trying to poison me?”
Fortunately Angela’s parents, and her sister Beverly, didn’t face any ill-health from eating the tuna-based feline food, as it was only a small tin between the three of them.
Angela added: “My mum had absolute astonishment on her face and because I was laughing she just had to laugh as well, it’s like – oh my god mum what have you done? She said she enjoyed it. She said it was lovely!”
The confusion occurred because the label was written in French, as the family, who are originally from Sheffield, moved to France back in 2015, but haven’t quite fully gotten the hang of reading all labels.
“Obviously, living in France, it’s quite hard, we kind of have to work out what something is,” Angela explained.
“And I do try and split it up for her- that’s the cat [food], that’s the dog [food] and things like that but sometimes she gets it a bit cockeyed.”
She added: “I think she’ll look twice for a cat on a tin now.”