Noll Discusses "That Thing We Do"

You say cats are perfect. Or, I'm sure you've even gone so far as to say "purrfect" with an exaggeration on the double 'rrs.'
And I would wholeheartedly agree if it were not for that minor, almost minuscule, not even perhaps worth mentioning, indelicate matter beyond our control:
It is "that thing we do."

My Own calls it "whoowarfing." Really! Certainly, I'm sure, a more scientific or dignified terminology exists for the physiological processing of groomed hair.

Cats are a fastidious creature. Our tongue is a brush you know. Did you imagine our cleanliness was because of some coif fairy?
A little space if you will!

We're glad you come running out of concern when you hear the rhythmic heaving and hawking - as if you're ready to perform the Heimlich maneuver - but must you slip the napkin under our nose to catch the little fur cocoon we're about to expel?
Desist! This feat demands concentration!
Soley for the purpose of our amusement then, do we willingly sacrifice the status of perfection. It is much more entertaining to watch you happen upon the cold bi-product of our constant grooming, say barefoot, in the early morning dark, then it is to own perfection.

'That thing you do' on one foot is not only priceless, it is purrfect ;)


Angel said...

This is so true and funny!

STUEY said...

Squish-squish between the toes!!! Yum

momsbusy said...

it can only be found by a bare foot.

Karen Jo said...

I agree. The most accurate hairball detector known to man is a bare foot.

Astrid S. said...

Great topic, I must say I agree with you!

Junior and Orion said...

Purrfect!!!!! Yep, there is nothing funnier than a bean putting their foot in a hacked up hairball.

us4 said...

oh how many a time hubby says 'what is that' and i calmly say again ' it is just kittys hair ', it is not a mouse '.

a brush can only hold so much hair before one needs to dispose of it.
i just want to console my kitties when they start upchuckn but i think that freaks them out more.

Cat with a garden said...

Hi Noll! We saw that you joined our blog followers and wanted to say hello. We haven't had a hairball in our life yet but the other day Chilli was sick. Gross! Lamentably no one stepped in there...
Purrs and Happy Easter!
Siena & Chilli