Yep. It’s a shame. I used to like this strip. Delainey and Rasmussen, send me a letter when you decide to be funny again.
I’ve noticed that many cats have an antipathy to anything snake-like. I also think that the plastic used in cords has a scent and taste that attracts them. There is also the texture which they may like.
@poppet bear: I know what you mean about fragrances. Lysol Disinfectant Spray. Try to find one with a fragrance you can tolerate. I think they still make one without scent, but it’s hard to find. Personally, I don’t know why they bother. The smell of the original product isn’t that bad.
Dried pennyroyal herb is also effective to some extent. It repels them, but doesn’t kill them as far as I know. DO NOT USE IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD IS OR COULD BECOME PREGNANT.
@inquirewithin: “If you can remember the 60’s you weren’t ‘there.’” I can remember the 50’s, too. Be careful slinging around labels. For all you know, we could be Moslems, Orthodox rabbis, or Eastern Orthodox Christians, Mannonites, Amish, etc. There are also many reasons for men to grow and keep beards besides mere appearance. Beards are functional, too. They keep you warmer in cold weather, cooler in hot weather, and prevent sunburn on the skin underneath.
I’m talking about real beards, not the current fashion of two weeks’ growth that only says the wearer is too lazy to shave, and too lazy to grow and care for a proper beard. That any woman (or man of that persuasion) could find those attractive is beyond belief. Human beard hair has the point hardness of copper wire. One can polish brass with it. Who would want to kiss that?
One might say he’s the shock troop …
FOR THOSE WITH DUST MITE ALLERGIES (like me):
Secret weapon: Lysol brand aerosol spray about once a week. It kills them. It won’t alleviate the problem entirely, but it will help.
@CrazyCatMomma & Font Lady:
“My name is Inigo Montoya …”
Tell her to try a fork, spoon, and knife!
I resemble that remark.
The Big Bang was the birth of the universe. The earth doesn’t have a birth “day.” You can do better, Mr. Mallett.