I don’t usually watch tv and here’s one of the reasons why.
This is Lisa. Lisa is 43 years old.
She lives in Detroit and she likes to eat cat hair!
It’s a joke, right? Turns out it’s not. It’s a TV show called “My Strange Addiction” and apparently this woman is for real. I was hoping that it was some kind of candy floss she was so intensively chewing, but…somehow I wasn’t convinced. So what else do we know about Lisa? Personally I didn’t want to know anything more, but my brain experienced some kind of failure and stopped responding to my commands, therefore I was unable to close the tab or do anything else. My mind was then instantly flooded with the following, absolutely unwanted, bits of information:
“It’s so soft and puffy and like cotton candy…almost.”
I am almost absolutely sure that it’s NOT like cotton candy…
“I kind of look at it and make sure it’s relatively clean. I’ll chew it up a little bit and take it out and maybe mess with it a little bit and then put it back in.”
Sound like a whole lot of fun, doesn’t it? And it’s clean!
“It’s much less of a flavor than even human hair.”
Reaction: Why aren’t you eating human hair then? (That was also the moment I realized my brain is not functioning properly)
“I find the cat hair that I eat all over the apartment. On the floor or the back of the couch, on the perch…
Make sure to check if it’s relatively clean!
…but the best ones are right off the cat!”
Well…duh! It’s almost like freshly picked tomatoes from your own garden in the morning sun of Tuscany, only better.
“I groom my cat with my tongue. I don’t get as involved as another cat would – I’m not licking her butt.”
I don’t think it would make any difference at this point…
“…but it’s a bonding thing and we both seem to enjoy it!”
Oh, well…in that case it’s fine! I’m wondering however, what cat would say to that.
To express my first reaction in words I would have to leave half of this page blank. The crazy cat lady is here!
Kitties of Detroit, you have been warned!
Ps. Personally I feel very sorry for the cat. It definitely didn’t seem to enjoy it at all.