Yes, it's me, Carlton The Special One
For the duration of the A to Z Challenge, Carlton Cat will be taking over this blog. He's a little bit of a maverick moggie with strong views.
The Mr and Mrs were on their laptops doing something called "surfing the net". I'm a bit pissed off with them as neither would allow me to sit on their keyboards. I was only trying to be helpful, keeping a look out for viruses. I'm sure if I spotted one I could kill it with one swipe.
The Mrs said: "Look at this, Interesting Facts About A Cat's Nose." I went cross-eyed trying to look at my own nose. It didn't seem "interesting" to me. The Mr looked up briefly from an "interesting" (oh yeah?) website of woodworking machinery. He disappears most days to do something called "cabinet-making". Don't ask me - I haven't a clue.
The Mrs started to read:
"A cat's nose plays a crucial role in their lives trapping bacteria and other nasty irritants found in the air."
Enough! I don't even want to THINK about bacteria on the end of my nose, thank you very much.
She read on and on and on. It was an interesting article but her voice is a bit "blah". I could tell the Mr had stopped listening. He was gazing lovingly at a state-of-the-art spindle moulder. (Yes - there IS such a thing.)
I was concentrating, not on the article but on trying to extricate a particularly sticky burr from my butt, but I heard this bit: "A cat's sense of smell is also often referred to as “olifaction” and it's much keener than that of a human." So, olifaction guaranteed - LOL, I'm so funny….
Then it all got a bit icky. The Mrs rabbited on about discharges, fungal infections and abscesses. No, just stop now.
|Here's my perfect proboscis.|
Finally, she listed these "interesting facts":
- A cat's nose is as unique to a particular cat as a fingerprint is to a human - no two cats have the same nose
- The naked skin around a cat's nostrils is known as “nose leather”
- The colour of a cat's nose leather depends on the colour of their coats – it can be pink, black, blue, chocolate, brown, lavender and brick red
- Chinchilla cats have nose leather that's outlined with a lovely grey colour
- Some cats even boast freckles on their noses
If you want to read the full article, it's HERE.
For goodness sake hop over to the Mrs's blog Around My Kitchen Table. She's moaning because I'm getting more visitors.
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