All of a sudden I’m seeing little tufts of grey hair here & there on the carpet. Following them like a trail of crumbs from Hansel & Gretel they lead me to my Dessa’s favorite sleeping places. Now I know! It’s spring and the time for cats to shed their winter coat.
Shedding is normal and healthy for cats. It helps them get rid of dead and loose hair which can irritate their skin. Being a Russian Blue our cat has a thick, dense double coat of fur. She has a lot of fur to shed! (This can also mean a lot of hairballs).
We know it’s time to step up the brushing and grooming to help her out. Some cats love this attention and Dessa tolerates it fairly well when she is in a mellow mood. It’s also a good “bonding” time but when she has had enough she definitely lets us know! After a brushing her coat feels so soft and sleek when you stroke her. And I bet she feels refreshed.
Some people make good use of this fur. They might spin it into a soft yarn for knitting or crocheting. Or transform it into handicrafts as seen in the book, Crafting with Cat Hair. We use the fur and hair from other animals for miscellaneous things so is this so different? It’s your call!
There’s no items made of cat hair/fur at Georgia’s Gifts, but we have whimsical gifts & decor for cat lovers everywhere. We invite you to check us out!