It’s a FLEA! And it’s the consequence of Mom giving my neighbor cat Jackie all that love this weekend while Jackie’s family was away.
The flea was on ME, and it jumped onto Mom, who promptly killed it. Then Mom put stinky flea treatment on my back and flea combed me. Thankfully, she didn’t find any other fleas. She’s also been washing all my blankets and vacuuming the rugs and my perches. She’s done 3 loads of laundry and has 2 more to go before all the potentially flea-contaminated blankets and her clothing are clean.
I’d say all the extra work serves her right, but the flea was on ME, and I’m the one who has stinky flea killing pesticide on my furs! And with my allergies flaring up and me having naked thighs again, it’s not as if I need a Flippin’ flea on ME! And I know better words than flippin’, but Mom said I’m not allowed to use them in public.
Mom should be thankful that I’m a forgiving kitty. But she should also learn her lesson that cozying up to other cats, even super friendly ones like Jackie, is risky. Isn’t there a saying about laying down with dogs and getting fleas? Well, she cozied up with a cat and got fleas….even though she is very careful about lint rollering fur off her clothes after she’s snuggled Jacki. Even worse, she brought Jacki into the house for 2-3 minutes to try to get that princess hat photo….how dumb was that?!…maybe that’s when the flea jumped off and eventually found ME!
Hopefully this was the only flea that got in the house and the little bugger didn’t have a chance to lay any eggs. Mom will do more vacuuming this weekend to try to make sure no more nasty little buggers are hiding somewhere.
And get this…Mom & Dad are going to a dinner at Jacki’s house on Sunday. They better decontaminate themselves before they come back inside MY house!
Mom & Dad will have to be extra careful about petting Jacki and not holding her (Dad doesn’t hold her, only Mom does). And Jackie won’t be allowed to explore our garage any more, which she often does when Mom or Dad are coming & going or doing yard work. Jacki will still get loves, but it won’t be as cozy as last week.