Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Daring To Wear Black: Confessions From A Cathouse
And it does not matter how often I brush and comb them--and that is an ordeal, let me tell you, because they walk all over the goddam place and will not sit still--they shed and shed and shed. These cats shed like...oh, I don't know...like they simply cannot help it and they must do it.
And will someone please tell me why Cat Beds are made of polar fleece, which is the single most cat-hair clutching material known to mankind, second only to sticky tape? I spent approximately eleventy hours last weekend vacuuming the cat beds--with my Dyson--and even then could not get all the cat hair out of/off of them.
My bathrobe (also made of fleece) looks like I am trying to make a Halloween costume in order to be either A) a very large cat or B) a sad old hoarder.
Here is Rick's Helpful Suggestion! "Nance. Did you ever try vacuuming the cats with that brush attachment?"
I kept my Helpful Suggestion for him to myself because I am still on my personal path of Continuous Improvement which includes Patience and The Thumper Rule.
Finally, in a related conversation:
Nance: (reading from newspaper aloud) Rick, there is a cat show ad in the paper. Can you imagine? It says there will be "vendors selling cat toys, cat trees, and other cat accessories."
Rick: Oh, I bet.