Big, Fat, Stiff, Black…

cat whiskers! Anyone who, in a frenzy, clicked in thinking they were going to here some more about Kobe is in for a big disappointment.

My cat, Sunny, has a couple of big black whiskers amongst his white ones. These seem to eventually fall out. I’ve got two saved in a little box in my desk. I have one of Simon’s saved behind his photo on my desk. I’m not sure it qualifies as a “fetish,” this collecting of cat whiskers. But they sure are cute.

A cool cat trick? Take your index finger and run it down your cat’s face, and when you get to the whiskers, gently pull them downward. This causes the cat’s muzzle to perk up, making him look like he’s snarling. It’s a reflex. It bugs Sunny that I do this, so I don’t do it too often.