In return Kitso, has given us much joy. He makes us laugh with his funny antics and loves attention. He is patted constantly as he watches T.V. with us. When I take a picture of Kitso, and we have many, he curls his tail around him as he sits and looks directly into the camera. He is a flame-point white Siamese mix and very handsome. He is not only handsome, and a bit of a ham, but has his own book. Kitso is a star.
I know Seniors love cats and treat them like family. Anyone knows that when you show love and care for any animal, dogs or cats, you have a loyal friend till the end of their life.
That all said, I would like to share a funny story about my tax lady and her cat. This is a true story.
The Tax Lady
It was time for my taxes to be done and so I picked up the phone and called my tax lady. She picked up and said “Hello?” I said, “Hello, Agnes, How are you?” She reciprocated and then I asked to make an appointment to do my taxes. She usually came to my house but, this year she said she finished a room in her basement, and she now has an office there. I said fine and she proceeded to give me instructions as to how to get there. I had never been in her home before.
It was March 23rd and a Friday. I thought “Wow! How time flies, It was time to do my taxes.” Showered and dressed. I wore my black woolen pants and yellow sweater. I thought this would be a good match for my black wool jacket. I then picked up my paperwork for my taxes, my pocketbook and I was all set to go. I left an half hour earlier in case I couldn’t find her house.
With the instructions she gave me, I didn’t have much trouble finding her house. The driveway was a little steep hill going up to the entrance. I parked the car, got out and knocked on her door.
Flying Cat Hair!
The tax lady opened the door and said, “Come In!” I followed her into a small office which held a desk, computer and a couple of chairs.
I was about to take off my coat when a very large cat jumped from a chair, fur flying, and it went everywhere. At this sight, I exclaimed, “OMG! Flying cat fur!”
She was setting up her computer unfazed and said, “yes, she sheds a lot” I looked at my black wool jacket and pants, and they started to pick up the fur like a magnet. I took a tissue and started to wipe it off but to no avail.
The tax lady continued on, and, as I waited for her to finish my taxes, she decided to have a cup of tea. “Would you like a cup of tea?. She asked. Not wanting to pick the fur out of my teeth, I said, “No, I’m all set.” She turned and went up the stairs to fix herself a cup of tea.
Meanwhile, the cat decided to befriend me and jumped on my lap. For a few minutes I couldn’t move. The cat fur was everywhere, and my jacket and my pants were filled with cat fur. I looked like the Wooly Mammoth. I stood up as the tax lady was coming down the stairs and she said, “she likes you.”
I didn’t say much after that. All I wanted was for her to finish my taxes and leave. Every time she said something, instead of saying yes or no, I found myself grunting. I didn’t want to open my mouth for fear of swallowing cat fur.
She did finish and I left, but I never went back to the tax lady.
Shedding Pet Hair
The moral of this story is, cats shed, most dogs too, and they need to be brushed on a regular basis. Owners also need a very good vacuum that actually “works” on cat or dog hair, and the owner has to actually “use it” too. A good vacuum, frequent brushing, and the use of other good pet hair tools will help to keep your home, and your guests, free of flying cat fur.
We’ve used upright vacuums but have found that they lose suction over time. Although the Dyson advertises that it works well with pet hair, we find it too pricey. Here is a very good vacuum that we use in our own home. It is a canister vacuum, and it works really well on Kitso’s hair during shedding season. We’ve had this one for about 5 years now, and it’s still very powerful on stubborn pet hair. It’s the commercial version of the “Eureka Mighty Mite,” and the disposable bags are reasonably priced too – which we also purchase through Amazon.
Here are some great tools to use on your pets as well. These will help keep the flying fur levels down, and the sticky rollers for pet hair will keep fur off your guests too. They’d also make a great gift for anyone you know who is like the tax lady mentioned above!
Do you have pets? How do you keep the fur to a minimum? Or, have you ever gone to someone else’s house – never to go back again? Please leave a comment it would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you.