Note to my friends: SURE!!! I'll be happy to house-sit/pet-sit/plant-sit while you are away... But I never travel solo and there's a good chance some part of the experience will end up on the blog. I mentioned that, right? Hmmmm... I am sure I mentioned that... Oh, I didn't? Oops. In my defense, I work cheap - just bring me back booze from wherever you went! - and I am reasonably discreet and will never post the contents of all those drawers and "secret" hiding places [really - are you even trying?]. I kid, I kid - I didn't rifle through your stuff OR plaster your home with Twilight/Edward Cullen/Robert Pattinson merch... And don't think I wasn't tempted to Twilify the place just 'cause you're not fans - I am always tempted!
Anyway, this is Bennett.
I usually call Bennett "Nermal" - I realize I am SO dating myself but I am older than Garfield and his unwanted sidekick Nermal... Nermal was preternaturally cute, peppy and kitten-like. So is Bennett! She's like a cross between Nermal and one of those little fluffy-googlie-eyed-pull-toys-on-a-string that they used to sell in gumball machine but I CANNOT remember what they were called to save my life.
Oh, and you DON'T want to do a google image search for "fluffy thing on a string" because man oh man I looked at a LOT of thinner-than-thread pieces of nothing all stuffed into hot ladybits trying to find it for you. And I came across THIS monstrosity, for those of you gals who think that three grams of knitwear is too much fabric and makes your hoo-hoo, taint, and nether regions feel all claustrophobic. Click on the pic if you dare and don't say I didn't warn you. JJ, when's your birthday again? [JJ's note - I will hurt you if you purchase... what the hell IS that? A headband for your vagina?][Response from STY - according to Geekologie it's "the best thing to happen to underwear since not wearing any. Each vagina-band costs about $26 and is guaranteed to turn heads. And, also, my shoe camera."]
Er... Moving on... Getting back to cats [yes, I am aware I am missing a golden segue opportunity here, and no, I am not going there] -
Bennett is about five pounds of fuzz - the cutest, softest, most squirmy and lovable cat ever. She does the happy dance when she hears you approaching the front door... And on my advice, Bennett's people had bought her "The Furminator" - aka "The Best Thing to Happen to Cat Brushes In History" - hands-down, the most amazing thing I have ever bought for my cat. And Bennett agrees, as does my fur-baby Quato (who is doing OK-ish for a 14-year-old spoiled-rotten almost-child - thanks everyone for asking - and Limey I looove the word "moggy"!). If you own furry creatures [aside from your S/Os], you need this brush. It ain't cheap, but do a google search and you'll find it for cheaper than the $50-$60 some chains are charging. I got mine at Drugstore.com for $25 (it was on sale). I think I got the dog-size brush, but my cat is, um, "not tiny" (she's big-boned!) [JJ's note - if she was human she'd totally get stuck in an H&M dress]. I was amazed with how much fur it took off of Quato, and I won't shut up about it because it was a gazillion times better than any comb/brush/grooming tool I have ever used and totally worth the steep price tag (I love her to bits but Quato is a dusty ol' cat and Mr. Snarky is allergic, but he was the one who picked her up off the street when she was a tiny feral kitten so...).
Mini-Edward and I chilled out for a a bit, reading Eclipse and brushing Bennett... After a little while, we stopped (brushing, not reading) because we were afraid that if we kept brushing we might run out of cat. Seriously, I am not sure what's under all that fuzz but I think "not much" is accurate:
Anyway, I don't have any fiscal interest in the company and nobody is paying me to write nice things about it (yet...) - it's just that good and I wanted to share. Buy it. Really.
Furminator kitty demo:
Furminator dog demo: