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On Cats, Cat Hair, and Furniture, An Open Letter to Lovey by Guiness the Cat

Dear Lovey the Cat,

I can totally identify with your post My Lovely Cat Hair . It is so unfair of your mom to say you can't sit on the couch just because of your lovely cat hair. I feel your pain.

I am not allowed on the living room furniture, either, unless Debbi covers it up. I don't know why she thinks it's necessary to cover it up, but she does anyway. And she insists on using my own personal cat sheets to cover it, and none of her own. I don't know why. After all, she then has to wash the cat sheets. She'd have less laundry to do without them.

Photo (c) 2014 by Debbi Craton. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved.

She's even taken to covering my coffee table with one of my cat sheets after that unfortunate little incident where I puked on the coffee table. I don't know why. That's just another thing to wash, too.

It really is unfair, not to mention inconvenient. It makes no sense to me. Besides, it's MY furniture.

Sigh. You are not alone, Lovey. It's so unfair.

Sincerely, your friend,

Guiness the Cat

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Content (c) 2014 by Guiness the Cat. May not be used without permission. All rights reserved, and all that other stuff humans say.

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Comments

Ellis wrote on October 23, 2014, 6:18 PM

Guiness, some humans can be ever so finicky like that...

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 23, 2014, 8:31 PM

Wow, I have never seen a cat shed like that, lol. I'd use the sheets too!

Feisty56 wrote on October 23, 2014, 8:55 PM

Guiness, however did you miss puking on the carpet rather than on a table that can be easily washed? That has to go against several rules in The Basic Cat Manual.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 23, 2014, 9:05 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. We don't have carpet. Normally I am considerate enough to puke on the laminate flooring, which is easily wiped up, and usually right in the middle of the walkway where it is easily spotted (or at least supposed to be). That day, however, I just couldn't be bothered to get off the coffee table first.

The coffee table is real wood, not cheap fake wood, with a varnish finish, that Debbi's mother bought in 1956 and has hitherto survived three kids, their countless friends, two grandkids, two great-grandkids, many piano students, and even a number of piano student mothers. It's not my fault I left spots that took the finish off. After all that, I think it needed refinishing anyway. I don't know why Debbi insists on keeping it covered now. And I didn't scratch it that much, either.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 23, 2014, 9:06 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. You're supposed to be on my side.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 23, 2014, 9:07 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I really don't see what the big deal is.

Feisty56 wrote on October 23, 2014, 9:10 PM

Yikes, Guiness, you are fortunate to still have your happy home!

BarbRad wrote on October 24, 2014, 3:37 AM

I'm afraid I'm with Debbi on this. And there's a reason I don't let Sarah in the house. Not even her own people let her in, or Garfield, either, but he hasn't tried to come into my house.

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 24, 2014, 8:55 AM

Oh sorry Guiness but as a Mom who deals with lots of doggie fur, I have to take the other side...no offense!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 25, 2014, 12:45 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. You don't know the joy you're missing. I'm so precious and adorable.

inertia4 wrote on October 27, 2014, 12:03 PM

OldRoadsOnceTraveled Well now Guiness, don't get all upset about it. Look at the bright side, you always get fresh sheets to lay on and your human has to wash those sheets all the time. So you still get away with murder. I know how it feels that you can't see the furniture the way you want, but at least your comfortable.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 28, 2014, 12:56 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I was pretty sneaky laying claim to the living room furniture. It used to be off limits until I was diagnosed with feline diabetes and had to start taking insulin shots. I was so sweet about taking my shots, Debbi didn't think it was fair for me to be allowed on the couch to get a shot and not be allowed to hang out there. But she still insists on covering it.

inertia4 wrote on October 28, 2014, 3:00 PM

OldRoadsOnceTraveled Well Guiness, humans are funny about their furniture. It is a thing with them. I even tell my kids no to eat on the sofa. And having a sheet to lay on isn't that bad, is it? You still have full run of the house.

LilyDay wrote on February 3, 2015, 8:18 PM

Guiness, the Fuzzy Trio owns all of the furniture. Fortunately, they are kind enough to permit us to use it. My only request is that they not sharpen their claws on it; when the time is right, I would like to be able to resell this for nearly what we paid for it.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 4, 2015, 1:22 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. I know you mean well, but how can you sell the RV when it belongs to the Fuzzy Trio?

LilyDay wrote on February 4, 2015, 11:45 PM

Guiness, we would only sell it in order to provide the kitties with an even better space in which to be their wonderful fuzzy selves.