Color and the Cats

@nanette64 (17612)
Fairfield, Texas
January 27, 2016 10:07am CST
I decided yesterday after looking in the mirror and scaring myself half to death, that I was tired of looking 100 years old and decided to dye my hair. Snow white at the age of 64 (almost 65) was ridiculous. Now mind you, I have earned every white hair that I have, but it was adding more years than I cared to admit. I'm not out to impress anybody but myself (which is what counts), so I headed out to Dollar General and bought 2 boxes for $5. Came home, and even though it is very painful for me to raise my arms up and backwards, I began the chore. Afterward as I was sitting on the couch, one of my cats, Snickel-Fritches, climbed up behind me and you would have thought I had added Cat Nip to my head. He began head-butting me and grabbing mouthfuls of my hair and pulling. He then used both of his front paws and started trying to remove handfuls of my hair. The next thing I know, he's rubbing his entire body on the back of my head. Snickel-Fritches is not a small cat. He's about a 12-pounder. When I went to bed, the 6 cats that I have in my master bedroom all decided to check out the unusual scent. The next thing I know, all 6 are all over my head, rubbing and grabbing. Needless to say, it took about 5 minutes of that and then they all crashed on different parts of the bed; out like a light. I wonder what weird chemical is in that hair color.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
That is strange Nanette. I too wonder what would cause them to do that. It must be some smell of some chemical. Or I wonder if it is in part that they noticed the different color too. It is funny, hilarious even lolz I am glad you did your hair anyway! Would love to see it now is it a brown shade or what?
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
27 Jan 16
Well, that could be @TiarasOceanView ; cats aren't color-blind like dogs are. lol. I went with a dark, chocolate brown. It looks pretty good.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@nanette64 Wonderful Nanette, glad you are happy with it. I do know what you mean about reaching up..it is hard to do even if you dont have arthritis or anything.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
I am sure it looks gorgeous but it is still a commercially-prepared dye . . . @nanette64
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
27 Jan 16
I hope that there wasn't something in that dye that will hurt your cats.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
27 Jan 16
It's Revlon ColorSilk @Marcyaz . It is supposedly ammonia free and has apple extract. Maybe it was the apple extract that caused them to go bonkers. LOL
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
28 Jan 16
@nanette64 That well could be. My sister in-laws cat used to try to attack my hair when I came to her house and we determined it must be the hair spray I was using.
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@hostessman (9455)
• Tucson, Arizona
27 Jan 16
I think that all the cats was just showing there love for there mommy.. You couldn't fool them by changing your appearance.. They still knew you were there mommy..
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
27 Jan 16
LOL @hostessman . I guess a face-lift is out.
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@LadyDuck (157723)
• Switzerland
27 Jan 16
This is weird, what do they but in those dye that attracts cats? The same things they put in their "healthy" treats I suppose.
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@moffittjc (43028)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Jan 16
I hope that whatever was in the hair dye wasn't something that is toxic or poisonous to them! Obviously, it was something they liked, and were attracted to, but hopefully nothing harmful!
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Jan 16
Not to mention my own head & brain @moffittjc . If I start acting goofy, you'll know it's the hair dye. lol
@moffittjc (43028)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jan 16
@nanette64 Okay, so if you start acting goofy, it's the hair dye! But what's my excuse? I don't dye my hair. Who or what do I blame when I start acting goofy? lol
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Jan 16
@moffittjc You blame it on me, of course. I rubbed off on you and it was contagious.
@DianneN (78465)
• United States
27 Jan 16
That is crazy! I know Doodles licks my hair when I have hairspray in it, and one cat used to massage my scalp at night if I patted my head.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Jan 16
Mine do that with hairspray too @DianneN . e
www.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
28 Jan 16
@nanette64 KITTIES! Gotta love them!
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• Japan
28 Jan 16
I get weird looks from my cats if I just wear a hat!
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Jan 16
I think wearing a hat changes the appearance of you to them @petatonicsca and they don't know what to think.
• Japan
29 Jan 16
@nanette64 It does, and it's knit and fuzzy, so maybe they think I have turned into a cat.
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@alchemistrx (2571)
• Philippines
28 Jan 16
It must be the apple extract.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Jan 16
I'm hoping that's it @alchemistrx .