Toad in the Hole

July 28, 2006

That Heat Wave

We took off for the mountains early on in the famous California heat wave, and it was plenty hot up there too. Before we left, I took pity on Matt and gave him a quick once-over with a flea comb -- NB, not a slicker or currycomb, just yer basic flea comb.

Here's Matt with the resuts of that five-minute grooming:


Posted at July 28, 2006 10:42 PM


Ooof. I have to do that to Charlie every day or he'd be hacking up hairballs right and left. I don't think I get *that* much off him every day, though...

Posted by: Pica at July 29, 2006 01:47 PM

We comb Matt out probably once or twice a week, though not systematically. This was rather a lot to get at one time. I keep thinking there must be a use for the fluff; Joe makes jokes about knitting a whole new cat.

Posted by: Ron at July 29, 2006 04:51 PM

Good gad, it looks like a second critter!

Matt really does like to sit on mats. Funny.

Posted by: Sara at July 29, 2006 05:08 PM

He does! That's how we figured out what his name is. The bath mat, the mud mat... Plus, he can more or less pronounce it, though he usually ends it with an apostrophe that you can hear, as if he were speaking Hawai'ian. "Ma'."

You should hear him now. We're not letting him out because he's going to the S-H-O-T c-l-i-n-i-c at 12:30, and he's giving us a civilly worded lecture about it.

Posted by: Ron at July 29, 2006 05:29 PM