Daily Feline Post: Feline Nickel

Dig through your fur and see what you find.

Nera the Cat having a wash

“I am constantly having a dig though my fur.”

“So am I Tabby, surprising what you find sometimes.”

“Yes that’s true. Only yesterday I felt that something was causing a disturbance.”

“Tabby, I really do not want to know your fur life details.”

“Ok Mrs. Human, stay cool, we felines just live with it. I remember when my departed sister Nera used to have a fur clean, all sorts things would appear. Once there was a …….”

“No, Tabby, please. I do not want to know the internal life of feline fur. I remember very well when Nera lost a few of her passengers.”

“So do we Mrs. Human. There would be a big red mark on the floor where you accidentally trod on one of the passengers that had been having a meal.”

“Fluffy, you mean tics. Oh yes, I have had them, but they do not stay so long. It is the ants that like to pay a visit in summer. That is when I have a scratch now and again and they fall out.”

“I know Tabby, I have that problem as well. Mr. Human once pulled a tic out of my fur. He was not very happy about that, neither was I.”

“Fluffy, Tabby, please talk about something else. The internal life of your fur does not interest me.”

“Of course it does Mrs. Human, we remember when you got all excited because you found two dried up snails in Nera’s fur. You were not very happy.”

“I was not, that’s true, Nera seemed to be a taxi service for everything that crept in the garden.”

“Not to mention a few of those wiry seed pods, but she knew how to get rid of it. A good scratch and it was dispersed.+

“Yes, felines, all over the place and I had to clear it up afterwards.”

Daily Feline Post: Feline Nickel

5 thoughts on “Daily Feline Post: Feline Nickel

  1. I once had an Afghan hound who slipped his lead and took up residence on a local golf course. It was autumn. Burr season. I had put ads in all the papers, so pretty quickly we knew where he was, but he was having a grand old time romping in the woods and interfering with golfers, so by the time he agreed it was time to come home, he looked like a monster from a movie. We had to have him shaved after which he looked like a giant, oddly deformed black lab. Those burrs are a real bitch! You are lucky your cats have never done any deep woods exploration! Shaving a cat can leave permanent scars.

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    • That’s the word I was looking for “burrs”. Oh Yes our long furred Nera had them everywhere. She had to visit the vet annually for a complete shave, I have a few photos. They don’t have to go to the deep woods here, just a walk around the paths is enough. The problem was that Nera had to have an aneasthetic for her shaves as she was far too aggressive to say “Nice Kitty, look a haircut.” It was under aneasthetic that she took her last breath, but she was 12 years old and rather overweight to say the least..


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