15 March 2007

furrsday furrteen

random things we has thunk or learned about fur:

  1.   if you have light-colored fur, your beans will always wear dark clothes.
  2.   sometimes birdies line their nests wif furs that outside critters has shedded.
  3.   bunnies' furs can be improved by giving them linoleic acid on their food, just like kitties!
  4.   fur is tickly, 'specially on/in the nose!
  5.   fur can change color: grandma's black kitty had her arm shaved for an i.v., and when it grew back, it was WHITE!
  6.   a little fur in the dinner plate nefurr hurt nobean.
  7.   a polar bear's furs are really colorless, not white. they looks white because the air spaces inside the furs scatter light of all colors, an' all that's left is white.
  8.   some seasonal fur grows out in a different color (like midnight's ruff, or buns who have white furs in winter and brownish in summer for camoflage).
  9.   some beans' head fur is different from their face fur--mom's cousin curt has yellow furs on his head, but if he grows face fur, it's ORANGE!
10.   glue manufacturers are studying the sticking properties of kitty underfur to see if they can find a clue to better glue ;-)
11.   some beans spin yarn out of woofies', kitties', and buns' underfurs, and knit and crochet clotheses from them--they are just jealous 'cause they don't have furs themselves!! see?
12.   a cross-section of naturally curly fur is elongated and rectangular. wavy fur tends to an oval shape, while straight fur is almost perfectly round.
13.   we shouldn't judge a kitty or a woofie or a bean or nuthin' by whether they gots furs or not--gosh, look at our sphynx furriends, our cheehooahhooah furriends, and our dad! all of them are furry fine critters!


Daisy said...

Oh, I LOVE your thirteen about furs. And you are very right about furs changing color: where my belly was shaved, the furs are growing in fawn instead of white like they used to be! I especially like your thought that no kitty, woofie or bean should be judged by their fur color, or lack of furs. You are so smart.

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Our Meomie is the perfect proof for #6. We are expecting her to chough up a hairball any day now.

Dragonheart said...

Very interesting! Thanks for all the information about fur! Since I don't have any, I don't know much about it, so I learned a lot.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

That was certainly a very interesting list about fur. All our dad says is that we shed too much fur!

Purrrs, China Cat & Willow

The Meezers said...

when i skratched off my furs unner my chin, they growed back black, now i has a black patch in my light tan furs! -Miles

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Very good list. I'm a little concerned about my furs growing back a different color on my legs now! Nothing has grown back yet.....I hope it isn't like when my daddy sheds. It doesn't come back!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

In our howse fur iz konsiderd a con-di-mint!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We'd love to see the kitty with the white on the leg! That's way cool. I'm honored to have been mentioned in one of your examples. My neck is pretty much black again now, and the fur is getting shorter and shorter.

purrs to handsome Ed!

Kimo & Sabi said...

When Mommakitty's other tuxie cat (black & white) was sick, parts of his fur turned burnt-orange!

Forty Paws said...

This was very informative. We were very surprised at number 7. Very intrestin...

We agree wif Z,S,& S dat fur shuld be konsidered a condeemint.


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