It is a big topic in the house at the moment as we are now starting to smell like a cat sanctuary here in the Maystar House. TomFun is the only one who seems to think that drops of his 'essential oil' are also essential for all of us too. Poor Parentals have been washing and cleaning with vinegar and washing powder in all his favourite spots. Mainly the windowsill in the lounge and the bath, oh yes and ManSlaves socks!
He is determined that his odorant is effectively added to these designated places daily and the effect on all of us is not a pretty sight, we are all lip curling and snearing. Scientists say that this particular 'attractant' has queens rolling and pawing for more - let me tell you, they must be crazy, this stuff STINKS! It's burning my nostrils. YAWP
This putative pheromone is said to be aversive to mice and rats, maybe that's why the council rat man 'Keith' hasn't been visiting much of late, TomFun is doing a grand job of keeping the rodents at bay. His volatile substance is also keeping our visitors away too, although there is talk that there will be a state visit from 'New Kitten Owners'. Lets hope that they are not going to arrive with a keen sense of smell or we will all be sitting in the garden for dinner and kittens handed out through the window!
Talking of gardens, I cannot even pretend to ignore the chatter of 'Bachelor Pad' being mentioned. So far, though, I have not had my name mentioned in such matters and feel that maybe being the first in, does not equate to being first out! TomFun will of course need a friend to be pheromone palls with from day one and although Mr. Zeus has not opted in on his own accord, he has certainly been selected as the 'chosen one'. It is very important that they go out together and make stinky friends forever from day one. Lets hope for TomFuns sake he doesn't drive poor Mr. Zeus to distraction and Mr. Zeus allows TomFun to use the bed - I can feel there may have to be two of everything to begin with, they are both so territorial!
I raise a toast to 'AirBags' and my lack of them