Saturday, March 21

Fur Turds

Everyone else on the planet calls them something else - allow me to give the gory and oh-so-gross description of what WE call them...

When a cat grooms him- or herself, they are, in effect, removing dead hair from their coats. You'd think that the hair would just pass through their digestive tract and come out the, uh, other end.

BUT if there's too much of this fibrous material, the digestive tract knows not what to do with it and reverses direction.

As the reversed exit is primarily cylindrical, so, too, is the mass. And what the rest of the world calls a hairball, around here we call them...


A fur turd.

[Phrase originally coined by Marilee DeLong.]

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