Wednesday, September 21, 2011

KIT-EEEE!

Hmm?
Seems most writers I know…
Have a cat…or two...or more.
While I was bending over this morning…
Cleaning my own cat’s litter…
With my head just inches from the fumes and dust…
I wondered…
Is there a syndrome, disease or some malady…
Associated with breathing in kitty litter dust?
I don’t mean to make light of other lung diseases…
Surely, that would be insensitive of me…
But figure how many times in just one week…
Writer-cat owners have to be subjected…
To litter dust and fumes wafting up?
I mean, one can only hold a nose so long.
And figuring that cats can live upwards of fifteen years.
That’s a whole lotta fumes and litter dust we’re breathing in.
So?
Just wondering if any of you other writer-cat owners…
Are like me and have already contracted…
Me-so-litter-a-phobia?

Always, Em-Musing

8 comments:

Samantha Vérant said...

My cat doesn't use the litter box. She goes outside...and I have no idea where.

Isis Rushdan said...

I'm allergic to cats, which is okay since I'm a total dog lover. I have two canine kiddies. Litter box not required :).

Misha said...

Yep... some are serious. Hence the need of using a well ventilated room and gloves/a scoop.

Or getting the cats to outside.

jbchicoine said...

Ha! It does seem that writers tend to like cats! I love having a kitty on my lap while I'm writing--alas, we had to give our cats away because we are gone too much and can't be responsible pet owners (okay, I even have trouble keeping houseplants alive).

As far as KLLD (kitty-litte-lung-disease)--we live in the country and our cats have always availed themselves of the great outdoor-potty. Unfortunately, outdoor cats are also far more likely to up and join the circus! and very unlikely to send postcards...

Talli Roland said...

I love cats and I have serious cat envy, but cleaning the litter tray was *the worst*. Horrible task!

Lydia Kang said...

No cats at my house (allergic) so I can't help you there!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

You're so cute! :) I laughed when you mentioned "Fumes". Fumes is right! My daughter changes our cats and we have two!

I can't blame you for the litter thing. I wish cats could use toilets. *sigh*


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Jennifer Hillier said...

I have 4 cats and cleaning the litter box is my daily nightmare! Worst chore EVER.

But I do love my cats.