Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thinking on Thursday *and* Aunt Jen Update

I have these hairs that stick out of the back of my front legs. I have two on one leg and three on the other. They are way longer than the rest of my furs. Momma noticed that EG has them, too.

Does any other kitty out there have these? Do they have a special purpose, like are they special leg whiskies? Or are we part of some horrible, alien experiment? Or are they connected to our tummy clocks (which have been set to 4:30 am for the last week)? I'm guessing Dragonheart and Merlin don't have them, which leads me to believe that they're not exactly a necessity, which leads me to believe that I maybe should be a little askeered. Should I go hide under the bed?

All this thinking is making me sleepy. I think I need a nap.

UPDATE ON AUNT JEN: More happy dances and screaming at our house this morning. Aunt Jen called Momma to tell her about her bone marrow test results. She's in remission! She starts her consolidation chemo on Monday. This part is supposed to kill all the bad guy cells that might be lurking around so they don't sneak in and cause a relapse. Aunt Jen and Momma want to thank you guys for all your thoughts and purrs and purrayers. They really appreciate it. It means a lot to Aunt Jen that all kinds of kitties and dawgs and beans are pulling for her.


  1. I don't know what those are for, I'm going to have to check myself out!

  2. Those look very cool, Tazo! :) Leg whiskers! :) And no, we don't have any. Dragonheart has a bit of fuzz (like on his ears) at the back of his "knees" but no whisker-like hairs. And we don't have regular whiskers either.

  3. Captain Jack has these too! Very weird!!

    Guess what! Our pirate attack yesterday was successful and Mommy even got to come home early. We have a badge on our blog for all of our crew members who participated in the attack yesterday. Please come by and pick yours up when you get a chance!

  4. I'm going to have to look myself over to see if I have them, too!

  5. Oh, I have leg whiskies too!!!! I'm on my way over to sniff the fresh nip!
    Purrs and nosekisses,

  6. Congratulations on Aunt Jen's remission! That's very wonderful news.

    I have whiskers on the inside of my wrists. I think I might have read somewhere that they are so when you have prey, like a mouse, between your front legs, you can sense it better.

  7. All three of us have those whiskies! I think Daisy is probably right. Latte's are brown so they blend. The Lap Lady thinks they're SO cute.


  8. Yeah about your Aunt Jen! Concatulations!

    As fur ur leg whiskers, yup, they r jist like Daisy sez. Dey r to help u sense when u haf prey cot an it is movin away. Dunt worry, dey is fine.

    Luf, Us

  9. Yep, we have leg whiskers too.

    Yay for Aunt Jen!!!!

  10. DKM calls those elbow whiskers

  11. i can't telsl if I got any of those or not because I am long furred so I have long hairs ALL OVER the place!!!


  12. Oh my gosh! That is so wonderful about Aunt Jen. I am doing a happy dance!

    I don't think I have long leg whiskers, let me check....nope I don't have those. you live by a nuclear plant? Just wonderin...

  13. yeah those are leg whiskies. You use them when you... um... need to, um , no they flutter in the breeze when you run fast, and .... hmmmm
    Maybe we should google this.
    I am pretty sure it is a major body part: Leg Whiskies"


  14. I am very very happy for Aunt Jen.
    She needs a cake too!

  15. I think a lot of us kitties have furs and extra whiskers sticking out in odd places. It is what makes us all unique!

  16. That is great news about your Aunt Jen! We'll continue to send remission vibes to her.

  17. WooHoo!!! for Aunt Jen!!! :)
    I have 'leg whiskers' too :)
    Don't know why,heehee
    Purrs Mickey

  18. Oh, I haf dem too! I was always afraid to mention dem cuz I thawt maybe I was a freak. But now I've noticed dat Speedy has dem too! Oh, thank Bast I'm not a freak...well, okay, the leg whiskers aren't freaky but Speedy still sez I am a freak.~Sadie

  19. Dearest Furry Kids...I have just read your news about Aunt Jen...this is the bestest thing ever and I am happy to have gotten this news before I head over to the Bridge.

    Thank you for being such lovely friends to me...your blog is always so sweet and your comments to me are so warming...

    Take care of yourselves...and give Aunt Jen a HUGE kiss from me!

    Your Stormie, The Furry Fighter xxx

  20. We are happy about your Auntie Jen and will check the backs of our legs for long hairs. ~the Fluffy Tribe

  21. Tazo, Thinking always makes me sleepy, too! I think maybe you shouldn't think so hard about thinking. Now, I think I will take a nap!

    P.S. Great news about Aunt Jen! There should be screaming and dancing at such wonderful news!

  22. I do nots have those furs but I finks they are furry cute!

  23. A double YEE HAW for Auntie Jen! Way to go! As for the longer hairs, sorry, we can't help you. We're woofies.

    Roxy & Lucky

  24. WOO HOO!!!!! Such superduper newsies about yur Aunt Jen! We Ballicai are happy dancin all ofur the housie.

    And yup, we Ballicai have those funny leg whiskies, too! Momma thinks they're cute. Frum what she unnerstands, they're kinda like face whiskies, to help us with orienteering ourselves!

    Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

  25. And Dorydoo sends lots and lots of whiskie kisses to EG! And huggies and kissies, too!

  26. Hmmmm... not sure. I tinks I haz too many furzez down dere to tell. But yourz are cool fur sure!
    We iz so happy dats you gots good newz!!!! HOOORAH!!! HOORAY!!!! We can cellybrate dis in our hearts & spirits wit you. We now how scary it iz to has to sit & wait to find out abouts our treasured loved onez.
    Dr Tweety

  27. We all have those. I think they warn you if a sibling is trying to sneak under you or something.

    Great news about Aunt Jen!

  28. I have the leg whiskies, too! I was the first of us Ballicai Mom noticed them on, because I am on her lap so much. *smile*

    We are delighted to hear the news about your Aunt Jen! HIP HIP HOORAY! :)

    Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

  29. We haf those, but we're not sure why. Ayla think they are good fer backing up in tight places.

  30. Great news about Aunt Jen!

    purrs and tail wags

  31. That is very curious indeed!
    I do have some!
    Not as long as you though...
    We're going to have to travel a bit around the WORLD and see if this is typical or not!
    Come and join me...

    Zorro: the Traveling CAT


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