The Moment you've been excitedly awaiting has arrived...
solving the Mystery of the Object in the Ashtray!
Many of you correctly guessed that it was Cat Fur, and a discerning few even whittled down the possible Ornj donors to Scouty--which was correct!
Scouty does Not Allow brushing, the evil cousin of Touching.
Every summer when we take off our winter coats Mommy and Daddy groom us like madpeeps (or have our hairy hides shaved--Maui & John) to keep up with all our loose fur. Even Rupert, with his short sleek pelt, sheds by the bushel. For the most part we all enjoy being brushed, combed, zoomed, and furminated. Some of us (CC, May Ling) love it so much they dribble with happiness whilst being combed.
But not Scouty.
So, every Summer Scouty sports a mohawk (or two or five) on his ridgeback until they loosen up enough for him to remove 'em unassisted. This one was the last, lone holdout. He had it for weeks, and Daddy found it in the living room Friday morning when he was tidying. Naturally, he emailed a photo to Mommy at work right away.
Mommy threatens to sneak up on Scouty when he's sleeping and snip his 'hawks off, but she never does--that woman is full of hot air, sometimes--something about not wanting to destroy his trust, blah blah blah.
I see you back there, Mommy, zoom lens and all.
In other news, we had 46 comments on Saturday's post, so Mommy went to a random number generator and 14 was the lucky number! Skipper, from Musings of a Marmalade Moggy is our winner of a fun prize--please email us your snail mail addy to katniplounge AT gmail DOT com, ans we'll get it off to you ASAP.
We had so much fun reading your guesses!
Hopefully we can find another Mysterious Object again soon.
XX The Katnip Lounge Kats, especially Scouty XX