Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring, for Fred the Cat


Yesterday Pop asked you guys what Spring means to you. Today I’m going to tell you what it means to me.

Spring means I’m going to do my yearly thing and shed a ton of fur. I’ll shed it on the screened in patio. I’ll shed it in the house. I’ll be a shedding machine.

I know what you’re thinking, why doesn’t Pop just brush me and brush out all the old winter fur? Here’s why. If she even gets near me with a brush I’ll make her hands look like they were in a blender set to puree. Nope, I don’t like a brush and I’ve made that known on more than one occasion. In this house, cat plus brush equals Band-Aids.

You could probably make a total body wig for three cats with the fur I’m about to shed, but I’ll do that shedding on my terms. I don’t need no stinkin’ brush.

Have a great Easter weekend and don’t eat too many chocolate bunnies.

Sincerely,
Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)

25 Comments:

Blogger TheVoiceofChoice said...

Thanks for the Morning Martini. Can you make mine Chocolate? Thanks. And Fred it is very nice to get a better understanding of your perspective. Just like you I have my issues with a brush. I wish you luck.

You should come visit me. Leave a furry comment but for sure take the poll!

Http://www.artshebang.blogspot.com

I'll talk to you soon Fred.

March 21, 2008 2:11 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Ha ha, it is indeed the time of the shedding. I'll just have the kids clean it up. Always knew they'd be good for something!

March 21, 2008 4:47 AM  
Blogger Colonel Colonel said...

Aww, Fred, you should re-think the brushing thing. Both our cats love being brushed. Well, ok, one of them loves it and the other one puts up with it... for a second or so.

March 21, 2008 4:53 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Heh heh. Shedding is why vacuums were invented...

Luf, Us

March 21, 2008 5:00 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

fred...
george is shedding a bit too -- and it is early for NY -- also george is getting GRAY hairs......

would you still need him when he's 64?

have a good shed Fred
(Right Shed Fred - I'm Too Sexy for POP)

March 21, 2008 5:32 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

shedding??? bob and layla call it redecorating the house!

March 21, 2008 5:50 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Fred, Baxter here. I actually love being Brushed. My Male Human does it for me (the Female Human clips my claws - yes, I let her do that too, and purr while she does it. Any attention is welcome in this house, since That Dog demands most of it much of the Time). But to Each his Own. Enjoy your Shedding, it is always Nice to get rid of that Winter Coat!

March 21, 2008 6:28 AM  
Blogger roger said...

i've heard that some cats like to be vacuumed. maybe you could let pop try that.

March 21, 2008 7:46 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

The kitty cat at our house likes to be brushed for a few minutes, and then attacks the brush. After reading roger's comment above, I am beginning to understand why Bonsai runs whenever I take the vacuum cleaner out of the closet.

March 21, 2008 7:58 AM  
Blogger La Belette Rouge said...

Happy Easter, Fred. Not sure how you feel about this, but, I gave my cat a lion cut in Spring and he looks so cute. Yet, you are so gorgeous. I suppose why mess with perfection?

March 21, 2008 8:55 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Clawsie can shed a gerbil-sized ball o' hair in two seconds flat. And she too is not friends with the brush, so the fur inevitably lands in my drink or someplace.

Be good, Fred, and just shed away from the food, k?

March 21, 2008 12:31 PM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Hmm... total body wigs for cats... Nah!

March 21, 2008 4:31 PM  
Blogger Italian Bird said...

Happy Easter Fred

March 21, 2008 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has your cat attempted suicide like your dumb dead dog?

March 21, 2008 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

The current kitties don't need brushing, but my former kitty, Sybyl, was a longhair that needed it a lot. Fortunately, she LOVED it. The dog hated it but needed it, and while he was trying to get away from it Sybyl would come over and wait patiently for her turn. It's the only thing she waited patiently for.

March 22, 2008 9:08 AM  
Blogger fairlane said...

You tell her Fred.

The brush is a metaphor for the Man's, or in this case- Woman's, thumb.

Don't let her you down brother.

Fight the Power, and down with Brushy!!

March 22, 2008 9:43 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Fred
looking at you it is easy to tell who is in charge! We have been feeding a wild cat all winter and I just saw him for the first time today. I have never seen so mush hair. Mr. and Mrs. POP should consider themselves lucky!

March 22, 2008 1:55 PM  
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March 22, 2008 4:12 PM  
Blogger two crows said...

ah, Fred--
you've got the right perspective on spring! just shed all you want, keep that brush far away and leave clumps of hair EVERYWHERE!

don't tell em I told you, but that's how humans know you love us -- by how many hair tufts and wet, gooey, stringy hair-balls you leave for us----
:)

March 22, 2008 6:08 PM  
Blogger phil_in_ny said...

Everytime I visit your blog, fred makes me feel so much better, especially after I've seen something horrible on another blog :)

March 23, 2008 5:20 AM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

fred, you should live at my house - my shetland sheepdog gets all the brush attention, and the cats shed freely (until Mr. Vaccuum makes his appearance).

March 23, 2008 6:13 AM  
Blogger Spartacus said...

Hey Fred, this is Chester...Spartacus's dog. I hear you on the brushing cat. I hate it, too. I swear, he makes it seem like I've got some disease because I'm a long-haired dog and I shed everywhere. But I love him and I indulge him to a point and shed anywhere I want in the house anyway. Hee hee...you should see the garbage bags full of hair I leave them with. Someday, I'll send you a pic!

C. (woof woof)

March 23, 2008 6:30 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Hey Fred, thanks for reminding me about shedding of the cat! I ahven't had a cat for awhile and am looking forward to Angels falling "NOT"
Happy Easter!

March 23, 2008 7:10 AM  
Blogger Swinebread said...

Happy Easter

March 23, 2008 4:44 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Hi Fred,

This is Zeke.

I don't mind being brushed. I overhear Mr. and Mrs. Snave talking about wanting to get me in the habit of being brushed when I'm young, so that it won't bug me when I am older. But sometimes I think Mrs. Snave is talking about something called a TOOTH brush... I don't know what that is, but it doesn't sound like much fun.

Things are fine here. Mr. Snave posted some pictures on his blog this evening, and I am in a couple of them.

As for you, I don't think you look like you need brushing. You look great!

Cheers,

Zeke

March 23, 2008 9:42 PM  

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