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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Whisker Trauma!

Kitties!

Salem here, with a funny story and a Terrible Fact.
Humor first!

Mommy hauled the Big Camera out to the Catio last weekend to photograph torment us.  Noting that she didn't have the dratted zoom lens on the instrument of torture, I scuttled to the Upper Reaches of the skyway--where I (wrongly, as it turns out) thought I'd be safe--but nooooooo--that crazypants woman puts the camera in auto and starts LEAPING AND CLICKING.  The nerve!  Thank Cod I was too busy laughing my fur suit off to be bothered by her effrontery.  Or the sight of a wizened gnome attempting to levitate.

This is the best of the batch; I was rather pleased with it.  Sometimes Mommy gets lucky!
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Now for the Terrible Fact: 
It appears that one of my whiskers has undergone a Trauma of some sort, it's bent!  Do you see it over on the left?  Mommy forcibly restrained me examined it and it's not frayed or anything, just not straight. 

Mommy was all for dragging out the ironing board to press my whiskers. 
Like that's gonna happen...

Happy Wednesday!

XX  Salem  XX

45 comments:

  1. Omigosh have we missed you guys. We're trying to get mom back in the blogging/visiting/commenting habit but she's always on that stupid Facebook thing. It would be different if she gave us a wall of our own, but noooo, she's to 'bizzy' for that...selfish is more like it. Sorry about your whisker Salem, that happens here too.

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  2. That whisker adds flair and interest to your face. There's nothing wrong with a few curves, is there Miss Salem ?

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  3. That whisker adds flair and interest to your face. There's nothing wrong with a few curves, is there Miss Salem ?

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  4. we like how your whisker to appears to be making a u-turn.

    Xoxo
    MS Stella O Houligan

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  5. It's the bent one that provides the contrast so that the smoothness of the others is more apparent. Plus, it's a point of interest. It has a story to tell. Perhaps you could have a contest--How did Salem's whisker get bent in 50 words or less.

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  6. I had one crinkly whisker for a while too, Salem - how it happened is a secret!

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  7. I'm sorry, I'm dying laughing at the thought of your mommy hopping like a Kangaroo photog! hee hee!
    Aww, poor thing, I bet you scrunched that poor wee whisker when you ran up there to get away from the Kanga!

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  8. Nothing worse than bent whiskers ...well unless a pony steps on your tail ...luckily I don't have a long tail ( but I do have a pony)
    Gabby dog at Willows farm :)

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  9. Ironing your whiskers? Now we've heard it all!!!!!! That woman is dangerous!!!!!!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  10. OMC, she can't iron your whiskers. Doesn't she know that hot fur makes a bad smell. Eek!

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  11. So handsome even with the bent whisker - you tell a LOL story!

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  12. Maybe you secretly use a curling iron??

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  13. Oh but it makes you look extra cute that bent little whisker!!
    xo Catherine

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  14. I bet it's the humididity... That brief minuscule speck of UN-dereset-like moisture in the air. It went straight to THAT whisker. No big deal.

    Carry on!

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  15. Umm... UN-desert-like. I have NO idea what UN-dereset-like might be. The End.

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  16. When Mummy Janey says we are going to have a photo session it's our cue to wash bums,stick tongues out,sneeze in her face etc...might work for you guys!
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob
    xxxxx

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  17. perfection is hard to achieve.

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  18. Salem we think that whisker adds character to your lovely face.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  19. no ironing the whiskers!!! :) poor Frito here has that problem - except his keep breaking off

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  20. Boy you'll need to sleep with one eye open and learn to pick out the sound of the ironing board being opened even in your sleep in order to save yourself from that fate. Dang Moms!
    Jada and Scully

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  21. Keep the Mummy away from the wiskers!! Have a great day kitties.

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  22. I am sure you are telling no secrets Salem.

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  23. See, if she wasn't being a jumping crazypants she would never have known! We bet your neighbors pull up a chair to their windows and just watch what goes on on your catio!

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  24. One of my cats is terribly suspicious of the ironing board. Sounds like you might need to be, too!

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  25. salem...a bendy whisker iza sign oh character, wizdom N catitood...even tho yur mom taked da pick sure..bet yur dad iz gel uz him cant grow a bendy whisker....

    :)

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  26. we fink you know how the whisker got bent you're simply not telling aren't you?

    Emma and Buster

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  27. Bent but not broken is just quirky cute. Purrs from our boys for a fab May Day!

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  28. I think you maybe know how it happened and it could have meant a adventure. I loved the close up of you.. Hugs GJ xx

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  29. We wish we could have seen your Mom leaping around. We probably would have MOL with you!

    We think having a crooked whisker is cool!

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  30. I wonder how it was bent. I guess it happens.sometimes. Your close-up photos look fantastic!

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  31. Look on the bright side, you could start a rock group called the Twisted Whiskers!

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  32. The ironing board...oh my!!!
    XO

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  33. ::splutters:: Having a kink in your whisker is a trauma no cat should go through!! I had a crooked eyebrow once. I still shudder when I think about it!! ;) Austin the Brave >^,,^<

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  34. Whiskers sometimes have a way of getting out of whack. You probably just slept on it wrong. Those two up-close photos are exceptionally nice. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  35. maybe the frenetic movements of your Mommy bent it? :)

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  36. WE think you just slept on it wrong Salem. Sure hope she didn't try to iron it. We think the bent whisker is the best. Who else can say they have a bent whisker. Take care.

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  37. Tell your Mama to bring her ironing board over here! We have a few whiskers that need straightening out!! ;)


    the critters in the cottage xo

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  38. When our whiskers go awry, Salem, she says we have wacky whiskers. You got yourself a wacky whisker...and there's nothin' wrong with that!

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  39. We are all MOL, cuz the instant we saw the curly whisker in the 2nd picture we all said "iron it" out loud at the same time... And THEN we saw that in yer post!

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  40. Mom Paula just found a bent whisker on Truffle this week too! Who's going around bending our whiskers?

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  41. Ack! Iron your whiskers? Is she crazy?

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  42. oh Salem...silly...you just slept on it wrong...and never ever allow Mummy crazypants NEAR you with anything hot! just a suggestion...

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  43. I think you look marvelous with that curled whisker!

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  44. Oh My Cod!
    Mes has a bent whisker too! Thank Cod it was on the side Mommy did nots take a picture of for Wednesday!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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