Hairy Situation

Living in a warehouse that’s been converted into loft apartments can be a mess. Opening windows in said loft while there’s an arena, and entertainment center, being built one block away is an invitation for dust everywhere. Having a cat as a roommate in that very same loft, that has some carpet for hair to stick to, can be a mess.

Levi, who recently turned one and graduated to big kitty food, is a hairy beast. I know I said she was a sea creature before, but she’s since abandoned the water and has likened herself to a sasquatch. Being a short-haired cat, it’s amazing how much hair she sheds in a week.

It hasn’t really been a problem, until I realized that when I swept the floors, 50% of the hair was being shot into the air to settle AFTER I was done sweeping. Not good. She’s also taken to the habit of sleeping on top of my couch cushions. Doubly not good, especially to someone with a slight allergy to cats. (I know, spare me the lecture.)

While searching the internet for a better cleaning product for Levi’s colored DNA, I happened across a site that praised electrostatic rubber-bristled brushes. Off to the store I went and picked up a Pet Hair Eliminator broom and Grooming brush.

This thing is amazing. I spent almost two hours scouring my floor, carpet, couch and desk chair. The result is the pile of fur you see in the above photo.

And I wonder how/why I’ve had so many sinus infections lately?

+ original post date: July 3, 2007 07:00 AM
+ categories: All About Seth, Dwellings, Leviathan


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I don't think I've seen you wear those shoes in some time.

+ author: bev
+ posted: July 3, 2007 09:46 AM

I think I need to run out tonight and get one of those. With two cats and a dog around the house coupled with a wife with more than a slight allergy to cats (yet they're her cats... talk about a lecture), the hair sitch at our place is a little ridiculous.

+ author: Jeremy Fuksa: Creative Generalist
+ posted: July 3, 2007 09:54 AM

I wear 'em at least twice a week. Have them on today, in fact. Love those PF Flyers.

+ author: seth
+ posted: July 3, 2007 09:58 AM

You should knit a sweater out of that as a gift for whomever gripes the most about their "allergy".

+ author: ScooterJ
+ posted: July 3, 2007 12:58 PM

Nasty. I'm glad I've never been invited to your house.

+ author: ali
+ posted: July 3, 2007 02:25 PM

That looks like the amount of fur my white cat produces. Then there are the two black cats...

+ author: Jane
+ posted: July 3, 2007 07:45 PM

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