Cat hair in my eye. WOO!

I don’t know if anyone else have cats that seem to ADORE smashing their faces into yours, but I have one and a half. Moosh shows his love through borderline violent face smushing, hence his name, Moosh Moosh (he was Oz when we got him, renamed him Porkchop and again renamed when it became apparent he was indeed a Moosh Moosh). Taco does it when he’s REALLY REALLY craving attention, not just his usual meowing and stepping over to get attention. The face isn’t so much his target, though. Any part will do.

Anyway, I bring this up because I have had a piece of cat hair stuck in my eye ALL DAY. I can feel it with and without my contact in. It’s not super painful, but it’s annoying. I only know it’s a cat hair because I saw it and tried to get it out and it disappeared to wreak havoc on my poor eyeball all freaking day long.

Moosh spreadin' his shiz.

Moosh spreadin’ his shiz.

This is not the first time. I’m always pulling effing cat hairs out of my eyes. I’m lucky that most of my wardrobe is black or I’d be furry all day long, thanks to my laziness regarding lint brushes. If it’s not in my eyeball, it’s right after I’ve applied the stickiest lip gloss ever. Try fixing THAT without getting hairy, sticky lip gloss all over your face.

More fur on my bed.

More fur on my bed.

So can I shave them? I think i could handle the claws but they’re both so jittery (I don’t know why they like us and hate new people so much, WE’RE the ones that torture them) I think I would scar them horribly with a loud razor. At the very least, Taco’s stress levels are of utmost concern, as we currently (get this) have couches FREE OF PEE PADS! CRAY, as the kids say these days. Taco sleeps on the couches a lot lately, which the boyfriend sees as a concern but is exciting to me because the vet said they won’t piss where they rub their face. “Sleep on” is close enough to “rub face on” for me. So exciting.

This is what my life has been reduced to. Complaining about cat hair in my eye and being enthralled about cats not peeing on my couch. And writing a blog about it while my boyfriend watches Shahs of Sunset, which despite my love for horrorshow reality shows, does nothing for me. Oddly, I’m ok with all of this.

Nothing better to do than capture the brotherly love on camera.

Nothing better to do than capture the brotherly love on camera.



  1. Boomdeeadda

    Moosh (and his shiz) is so cute…was he just sleeping like that? I was just saying the other day (when I was washing bedding for the 3rd time in 9 days…….what’s with all this hair suddenly? I’m surprised they’re not walking around naked. We’ve had to run our heat a lot this winter as it’s been frigid (until this week)…so maybe their fur thinks it’s summer. I actually had the hair on the eyeball one day and went out and bought a magnifying makeup mirror that magnifies 12x…yikes. It’s a little brutal in the morning but handy

    • MEOWhearthis

      Yeah he loves sleeping in the weirdest positions…

      So you’re about ready to do the shaving, too? I just don’t know where it all comes from. Thank god my leg hair doesn’t grow that fast. I have one of those mirrors, I still couldn’t find it. And yes…not always pleasant to look in! Especially as I age.

      • Barb

        shave them! ๐Ÿ™‚ I shaved mine, and he is a long hair nebalung and sheds horribly. So I shaved him like a lion, to not take it all away but most of it. Not only did it make my baby feel like a baby again and love him to pieces even more, but I think he liked it too! I have two other cats… one of them is like your taco( if that is the striped oned) and the other has long white, gray, and brown hair. BOTH of their hair is found all over, even in my towels when I dry off after my shower. That really is the line for me.. it sucks. Anyways, it does not harm them shaving them. I think they like it more than having all that hair to clean anyways. So I say, give it a shot. You will find how skinny and fragile they look with no hair and become attached to them like they are your little baby all over again. ๐Ÿ™‚ (If you don’t get it when I say it, you will understand when you shave them ) ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. rouschel

    My cats love to do the face smushing too, especially when I’m trying to sleep. I think they believe that my pillows are the best place in the house to sleep, but only after my noggin has warmed them up. I have yet to find any form of effective deterrent. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • MEOWhearthis

      Once they’re on the pillows, they settle down. It’s just Moosh’s form of “love time” – if you get down on all fours and say “Moosh moosh moosh moosh” he’ll come running to face smush. Sometimes I’m amazed there’s not a knot on my head later.

  3. aimee

    So funny and so true! If it’s not cat hair in my house, it’s dog hair. Seems I am constantly wiping surfaces including my face, eyeballs, my clothing, the kitchen counter…the list goes on. It’s just their way of tormenting us because it’s really the only “bad” thing they do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Anonymous

    You cannot shave a short haired cat. It will wreak havoc on their skin & hair. If you have a long haired cat you can. I shave our Ragdoll every spring. I have one of his hairs in my eye as I type. That’s what brought me to this site.

    • MEOWhearthis

      I couldnโ€™t shave them anyway without serious bodily harm to myself… the cat hairs though… I usually pull out the next morning once theyโ€™ve been eye gunked… ew, right?

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