Monday, June 8, 2015

Cat Throws Up! Exclusive Foto!!


I wanted to try this thing called clickbait that I’ve been hearing about. You know, you sensationalize the title of a post and the masses flock to it. Kinda like the old tabloids World Weekly News and Examiner. Come on, your peeps are lying if they say they never picked one up while they were waiting to check out at the supermarket.

Coming from a publishing background, TW has always felt that the title is the most important part of any post. She likens it to a magazine cover line. When you go to a newsstand to buy a magazine, the cover line has only a couple of seconds to grab your attention before you reach for another magazine. It shouldn’t be clunky or long but short and to the point. Likewise on a blog hop. Since no one could visit all the links in a blog hop, TW clicks on the ones with the catchiest, most inneresting titles. We might not always come up with the catchiest of titles but we try. Of course, the post needs substance too or we won’t fall for that catchy title again.

Yeah, back to the subject at hand. I gave birth to another hairball last week just to let TW know I was happy she was home. She brought me some neat swag, including some from my furrends The Island Cats, The Farm Cats from Broken Tepee, the foster kitties of Random Felines, The Cats on My Head, and an official glass from Ashton’s Chicken Emporium. What better way to show my feelings for TW.
This neat swag was from The Cat On My Head.

So anyway, TW heard the telltale gurgling and knew I was about to hurl. She quickly grabbed the paper towels (note to Bounty and Viva: your paid ad would look good here!) to begin the clean up. Next she got out the pawsome Capture Carpet Cleaning kit. True, they’re not affiliates and they’re not paying me to say this but it works. She bought the kit when they first moved into the condo with Nicky and Autumn. There are no harsh chemicals so it’s pet safe. Before she vacuums it out, she does put a piece of newspaper over it so I won’t step in it. It’s advertised to be safe but she’s not taking any chances. Thirty minutes later, it’s clean and ready for another hairball.

Here comes the image of the alien hairball you’ve been waiting to see! (Don’t look if you have a weak stomach.) There are some nasty things in there.


Did you click on this post because of the title or because my blog is usually an inneresting read or was it the absolutely stunning lead photo?

34 comments:

The Daily Pip said...

Well, I always enjoy your blog and would have stopped by anyway ...but yes the title grabbed me and I admit I looked at the photo. Gross!

P.S.: The cats are taking over our blog on Monday. Hope you will stop by for a visit.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Nice one! You would get more points if it were on a solid-color carpet, but still--good job. I have not frowed up lately because it has been very chilly. I usually do my best barfing in September and October when it gets really hot. You look especially stunning in that first picture.

Lone Star Cats said...

Stunning lead photo - of course. ;)

Gattina said...

A little disgusting that's true, lol !

Ann Staub said...

MOL! That looks almost exactly like the hair/grass ball Shiner hocked up the other day. I like your tips about titles CK. I try too, but sometimes if I'm at a loss I'll go with a simple approach.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human's boyfriend left town for a couple of days and both Binga and Smokey (my human's dad's cat who is looking for a home) hacked up hairballs in his absence. Of course, he will never know this because my human cleaned up after them. All that effort wasted.

PL Keenor said...

The title worked for me! No so sure about the picture.......!!

Brian said...

That title was a paw grabber CK!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was a big one- I bet you feel better.

Belle Kozlowski said...

I enjoy reading your blog and nice to know I am not alone in the hairball issue.

Robin Mudge said...

That's a pretty big hairball! I'm glad you got it all out okay. We occasionally get those around here too. Great work on the clickbait headline too!
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

Marilia Bavaresco said...

MOL!!!!!
I found so many furballs every day!!!!!

Tamago said...

Oh my goodness, this is hysterical! Your title sure caught attention but I really didn't expect that foto. Hahaha.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We have your blog categorized as one of our daily reads in our blog reader, so we read every post.Now occasionally we may miss commenting because well Mom is lazy (she says she's busy).

Anonymous said...

That is one colorful hairball CK......nice assortment of hues, textures and hair. I read your blog no matter what the "title" is but I have to admit, today's was exceptionally "fetching".......I just HAD to know if you'd thrown up hair, food, or a toy!

Hugs, Sammy

GLOGIRLY said...

Uh... did you say CHICK bait?
I was told there would be chicken.
I came for the chicken.

– Waffles

Jean Neilson said...

OK...you got us with the title but we could have done with out the image....yuck! Our fault...we're too nosy.

(((Shoko and Kali))http:/canadiancats.wordpress.com

The Swiss Cats said...

OMC CK, you did great ! We're impressed ! Purrs

Simba said...

The title did grab Mom's attention to come right on over. That is some squishy, detailed hairball. CK. Eww - icky!
You sure did get some nice gifts from your friends whose humans went to Blogpaws. I am intrigued by the Chicken Emporium glass.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

so how's the clickbaiting workin for you? :) looking by some of the comments I'd say pretty well.

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaw CK weez clicked cuz we luv ya' and wanna read yous bloggy to keep up wiff you. Mommy finks like TW and twies to come up wiff catchy titles, but it dusn't always work out as well as she plans. MOL Hope y'all ahave a pawsum day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK yes.....

pee ezz...we counted 8 pieces oh kibble...how close R we ta nabbin de prize !! ♥♥♥

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're still laughing at Waffles' comment. That's an impressive hairball, CK. You must have been saving that one up a while.

Austin Towers said...

I clicked on the post cos you made me, CK!! MOL I am so very impressed by the size and substance of that hairball! I obviously need to work harder!!

Flynn said...

I visit you to see you in all your stunning glory so I would have come anyway, but that title did get me extra interested. BTW, that is a great hairball with a good mixture of colours and texture.

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Whoa that is one massive hairball...that even rivals the ones that I hack up!!! And we totally agree that paper towel companies should advertise on cat blogs! --Truffles

The Island Cats said...

Wow, CK! That hairball should have made the national news!

Dash Kitten said...

Eeeeep Well, we came for the picture of you and stayed for the hairball....

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Now THAT'S a hairball!

Laila and Minchie said...

Just had to check out that hairball and compare it to ours. Good job, CK!

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Great hurl Grrl Furrend! Mes impressed.
Kisses
Nellie

The Indulged Furries said...

Must be that time of the month. I barfed up my hairball on June 7.

Kitties Blue said...

CK, we would be here no matter what your title might be. That first photo did help, however. We are really happy you didn't lead with the hairball photo. That thing was really nasty. We are so happy you didn't hurl on any of your swag. And we are super happy you liked the goodie bag from us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

ummmm....ahhhhh...you know it was that part about 'throw oup' cuz I am battling that right now...sigh