Happy National Hairball Awareness Day!

April 27, 2012


Who comes up with these holidays, anyway?! :wazzat:

If it wasn’t for my good pal Karen, I would have gone through this ENTIRE day not realizing what an important holiday it is! Hey, to us smooth-skinned homo sapiens, it’s not much to toot about, but to our furry friends, National “Hairball Awareness” Day is right up there with National “Change the Litter Box” Month and “Take Your Cat to Work Day”!

Because I am too lazy to write a new post To celebrate this momentous day, I thought I’d present a little blast from the past. I wrote this on my home improvement blog a few years ago. It was SO memorable that I thought I’d include it here for posterity!

Have a GREAT HAIRBALL AWARENESS Day, peeps! I hope you become aware of many a hairball on this grand day!



You know it’s going to be “one of those days” when you’re on the phone, making a VERY IMPORTANT phone call looking for employment, and the cat decides to choose THIS moment and THIS room to hack up her hairball. Yep.

So I’m on the phone, exchanging pleasantries with the secretary, and Livvy saunters in. Suddenly and without warning, she starts that HORRID retching sound. I’m trying to remain cool on the phone, but am frantically signalling for my son to GET THAT CAT OUTTA THE ROOM. His eyes grow big as he realizes what’s going on, then starts calling loudly, “Livvy! LIVVY! You got a hairball? Come here!! Come on!”


The kitty leaves the room, WHEW. I finish the call and hang up the phone…. and all is quiet. Preoccupied, I call the next telephone number in my list. Lo and behold, the cat walks back into the room and STARTS UP again! GAH!

And I don’t know if it is the bizarreness (is that a word?) of the moment, but my cockatiel then starts a huge commotion, squeaking and clacking in his cage…. ????

I’m doomed to be unemployed… the animals are against me….

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4 Responses to “Happy National Hairball Awareness Day!”

  1. Karen and Gerard Says:

    Our Spunky Doodle has problems with this–last time she did a big goober on our dining room table and my husband called me because he thought I’d like to see it. Duh! I was a bit perturbed that he just let it sit there instead of wiping it up.

  2. Susi Says:

    Kids and animals have an uncanny ability and timing to be around and making a ruckus when you need to make an important phone call… story of my life.

  3. lin Says:

    My mom used to say “Excuse me (to her caller). (and then to us:) If I have to get off this phone…..” and then we’d all run. Ooooh, man. We were gonna GET IT!

    I wonder if that would work for the pets?

  4. Rena Says:

    Things like that always happen to me too.

    The minute I get on the phone for an important call,
    all heck breaks loose…dog barks, doorbell rings,
    people calling on other end, loud trucks outside..
    you name it, it happens.

    I feel your pain!