Our cat must have been someplace else when the Cat Manuals were handed out, because she doesn't seem to have read hers. Cats are supposed to be clean animals, right? If your cat is clean, could you please ask it to come over and talk to my cat?
I can't really get after her about shedding. She's a long-haired cat, and the fur gets all over everything. The kicker is that since she's a tortie, she has all different colors of hair in her coat -- and one of them is bound to show up on any article of clothing in any color or fabric (even yellow rubber rain slickers). Likewise, I don't really care for hairballs, but they happen.
This cat is such a slob, though -- she strews crumbs of cat food all across any surface where she eats. Today I picked up her food dish to feed her -- and it was crawling with ants! Since she eats in the bedroom, this will come to a screeching frickin' halt. Her dish will be relocated to the bathroom, whether she likes it or not.
And don't get me started about the kitty litter. I have never seen a cat spread kitty litter throughout the house as effectively as this animal does. It ends up in places where she doesn't even go -- like between the bedsheets. Every time I go into the bathroom, more stupid kitty liter covers all the surfaces, like some hellish feline pixie dust.
Yes, we're fond of her -- especially Greg, who tells her she's "cute, cute, cute" on the average of once every 1.5 seconds, all day and all night. She's not in any danger of going back to the shelter. All the same, if anybody has an extra Cat Manual lying around, could she please borrow it?