Not buying this "cats are clean" nonsense...
November 16, 2008 3:42 PM Subscribe
Are cats really as clean as everyone says?
posted by Alabaster to Pets & Animals (28 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
... because if I had a friend who crawled around on all fours in a sandbox full of his own urine and feces which he buried with his bare hands, I would not feel comfortable having that friend cuddle up against my face or walk across my kitchen table.
... and if a friend licked herself from head to toe I wouldn't exactly want to pet her. And if she licked her butt I wouldn't exactly want her licking my face afterwards.
... and if a friend sat bare-anussed directly on my pillow, I'd probably throw that pillow away.
But people always talk about how clean cats are. What gives?
Are they as nasty as they seem -- should I be following them around with a can of lysol and covering the surfaces of my house with plastic? Or is there some magic property I'm not aware of which makes them super clean??