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Used Cat for Sale

Skinny, finicky, sheds long hair everywhere except where it gets barfed up as hairballs, but very loving with large eyes.

So, since I started using the laptop most of the time, I haven't sat down at my desk in a few days. But once in a while I need the desktop for something, so I went in to boot up and sat down. The keyboard felt funny. Scratchy. Dry.

As though a cat had hacked up a hairball on it.

*SIGH*

Who knows how to clean cat barf out of a keyboard (short of immersing it or getting rid of it - it's a fairly expensive cordless)?

I guess I need to remember to throw the cover over it before I leave it for any length of time... of course, that won't help all the REST of my desk, the stereo, the stereo remote, the printer stand... Yes, I know I should discourage him from sleeping on my desk, but honestly, unless I stay here and keep an eye on him 24/7, that ain't happenin'. Silhouette is nothing if not persistent - if you take him off something he's not supposed to be on, he will jump right back up - and he will keep that up until you are tired and give up.

I also (ew) need a new address book.

Anyway...

GAH! He's barfing again! (At least on the tile...)

Remind me again why I like cats...

So, I realize this morning that Mother's Day is actually THIS coming Sunday, and not the following one, as I had been laboring under the impression it was. So I raced home to make sure I had a present delivered to Mom by the weekend (it will be delivered Friday), rather than meandering around shopping, as I had planned.

I'd been toying with letting my hair grow long for the cruise, but it's hot and heavy and rather scraggly looking. I think I'll chop it off. (Or rather, have Rick chop it off.)

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wildrider
May. 7th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I do try to brush him (or comb him, really), until he starts gumming me in annoyance (he doesn't have a lot of teeth left; it's understandable why he's finicky, but it's frustrating when he won't eat ANYTHING... and then barfs).

I'll have to get his brush out and do it more often.
nutmeg3
May. 7th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
It's too late to help this time around, but I used to have this nice spray (that I think I got from my vet) that I could put on my hands and then pet the cats, and it was supposed to cut down on shedding - and it did.

Good luck cleaning the keyboard.
wildrider
May. 7th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
I might have to ask our vet and see what they have.

I wiped it down with an electronic wipe and then used a dry toothbrush to get the rest out - it seemed to have worked.

Cats! We love 'em, right? *g*

cornerofmadness
May. 7th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Let's bundle him with mine who suddenly fears his litter box and must find things i own to pee on
wildrider
May. 7th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Gad, it's always aggravating when boy cats start peeing on everything!!! That, knock wood, hasn't been a problem with these boys, thank goodness.

cornerofmadness
May. 7th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
and i don't know WHY. I'm hoping it's his current injuries to his front legs and paws. Maybe he doesn't want to climb into the clam shell
wildrider
May. 7th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Ask your vet, see if she has any recommendations.
cornerofmadness
May. 7th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
yeah, that's what I hope to do today (need to talk to her about frontline anyhow)
nmissi
May. 7th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Eh, would you trade for an unloving, spoiled, intermittently cruel cat? One who takes over your baths as her own? Her Fudgieness has a propensity for drive by clawings when I'm too long at the keyboard. Or taking a bath. Or trying to cook...Anyway, the healing scars on my ankles suggest we make a trade.
wildrider
May. 7th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
The only time Silly's ever clawed me was sort of accidentally when he was trying to get my attention. He DOES perch on the bathtub when I'm bathing and drink the water, and again, no matter how many times I remove him, he always comes back, until I am tired and give up.

Considering how clean and tidy your place always seems to be, I'm not sure if you want Silly (because he is neither), but we could see if her Fudgieness could deal with the other two boys...
sillymagpie
May. 7th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
Bleargh! Dickens used to have hairballs, but some lickable hairball ointment (and antihairball treats) stopped that. Now if I could just get him to stop pulling at the carpet with his claws. What do I have to do, saturate all my carpeting with Kitty No Scratch?
wildrider
May. 7th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
The cat agenda is one which is well beyond me. After spending yesterday afternoon cleaning hairballs off my desk, I had to spend the morning cleaning Explosive Poo off the catbox and floor.

I love cats, right?

sillymagpie
May. 8th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
::headdesk:: Cats are a completely irrational addiction.

This morning Dickens actually used his scratching box for scratching. I was thrilled.
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