Monday, October 18, 2010

What am I Saving These For??

Let me run my freak flag up the pole a bit and tell you what I've been saving for several years now:

Cat whiskers. (I call them 'whiskey's for some reason). So now I joke to Excy I have DNA on our deceased 'kids' when cloning is less expensive...but seriously, I don't know why I save them.

I keep them in an old breath-mint tin with a picture of Lucy and Ethel stuffing those bonbons in their mouths.

It's amazing how many one finds when you keep your eyes out for them. I've simply thought they were too special-looking to toss out or vacuum away. Togo's in particular are white and long and very curly. Reminds me of walrus whiskers.

I met an artist a few years back who lives on the mountain and she's offered to teach me how to weave baskets with horse hair. I figure when I take her up on it, we can use the whiskies to top off the horse mane baskets.

13 comments:

Chris said...

All I ever find are the ends of their claws. And I really feel no need to keep those.

Susannah said...

I am glad I am not alone! I went through a phase of keeping my cats whiskers too. :-)
...and even now when I come across a particularly splendid one I have to put it somewhere safe. I wish I had been mindfull enough to put them all together somewhere like you have.

A lovely post, it made me smile. :-)

lisbonlioness said...

I am like Susannah, and I, too, wish I had kept the whiskers I found. All I have left from my Penny is a kitten tooth, which I keep in a little locket and sometimes wear it around my neck.

Deborah said...

I loved this, and that's it now, my cat no longer has whiskers, they will be whiskeys from now on, just delightful, this really made me smile :o)

Brian said...

I have a lot of friends that have their whiskers saved, so you must be normal...

meleah rebeccah said...

hmmm....that would be pretty cool to be able to weave a basket out of those cats whiskers!

e said...

I wonder if there isn't a Feline Genome project somewhere that could benefit from all of that kitty DNA.

This post made me smile, too!

Traci said...

I love that they are saved in a tin with a pic of Lucy and Ethel. I think you are just an animal enthusiast. I have shark teeth and bat ray teeth in my possession. I don't really see a difference. :-D

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

yes. That is freaky,but it makes me like you all the more.:)

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Oh. I forgot to add .. . lucy and ethel are my heroes. :)

wendy said...

Ok, I have to admit, I think you are wonderful and all..........but that is a little weird.

cornflakegirl74 said...

I don't find it strange at all. And it beats having a hairball collection ;)

Jeanne said...

{chuckle} I save all the cat whiskers I find around our house as well. I also save puppy teeth. :0)

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