Everybody Knows

Leonard Cohen is one of my favorite poets, and not just because he has such fabulous initials.  He’s a little bit dark post-Easter, but I’ll put a link at the end for the curious and uninitiated. Just remember what they say about curiousity.

Spring is such a time of change. Flowers bloom, Children graduate, Cats shed.


And my cats’ favored location for shedding is on my convertible.

I know this is a small substrata of 3rd world problems, but I had high hopes that Google had the answers.

The best (best meaning ‘most effective for keeping cats off the roof’) solution seems to be acquiring some lion or tiger piss and dousing the cloth roof of my car. Apparently house cats are reluctant to get into a pissing match with a bigger, smellier cat.

And I’m reluctant to drive around in something that stanky. So, like many solutions, that cure is worse than the original problem.

side effect

The next best option (if shooting the cats isn’t an option) is to sprinkle cayenne pepper all over the roof of the car.

Once I stop sneezing, I’ll let you know how this works. Until then, keep on keeping on.


About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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1 Response to Everybody Knows

  1. Leah says:

    Lily doesn’t shed on your car.

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