I was very interested to rea your response to my Protest Pooing e-mail. My I raise another issue to stimulate discussion among your readers?
I am a long haired cat. My human has read, in a pamphlet from the V E T(!), that we long hairs should be groomed daily. As any other fellow long-hairs will know, this is complete rubbish! I am perfectly capable of styling my own coat without the unnecessary intervention of human combs and brushes.
Unfortunately, I have a human who lacks this important knowledge and who has no clue about feline fashion trends, to boot! In recent weeks I decided to go for a more "urban" look by
However, last Saturday my human ambushed me (I was having an off day), held me down, and cut them out! I'm back to sqaure one again.
Why oh why do humans insist that we remain "cute" and "fluffy"? I'm as proud of my mane as the next tom, but what about the freedom to style in more urban ways? Do other cats have this trouble?
Well several of us in this household positively love to be brushed and will form an unorderly queue when the brush is seen to emerge from it's hiding place.
However Muffin, who is longhaired like yourself, loathes being brushed as much as you do. I can only suggest that you use the policy she has adopted to prevent unwanted personal attacks of this nature. React with extreme violence! Muffin leaves the offending human scratched and bloody and far more cautious about commiting such offences in the future. In fact, if they so much as eye her fur with speculation in their look, she'll narrow her eyes and offer a soft growl to remind them of the consequences should they dare to try again.