The TMI Files. Cutting edge kiddy.I know that we are always told never to let toddlers near scissors. Sometimes we get a bit lax, which I have done lately.
Magilla, on the whole, is careful with her kiddy scissors. They don't work very well, so she doesn't spend a lot of time trying to cut things.
My general* scissors, on the other hand..... Now that's a whole different ball game.
She's been helping me with the wrapping of chrissy pressies - sometimes cutting paper, sometimes sticking said paper down. She also moves off with the scissors and brings me back shapes she has cut out of the newspaper or any spare bit of paper to hand.
What I've also discovered, is that she's been cutting the cat's hair, too.
I'd noticed the clumps of hair last night, and it's only this evening that I've had a chance to follow up on it.
First of all, I did wonder if she was cutting her own hair, but the small clumps I found seemed to be too dark, and very soft. Magilla has dark brown hair, the moggy has black. The fat cat is also reknowned for her soft, soft fur. Plus, Magilla didn't seem to be minus any hair.
So far, so good.
The cat didn't appear to be missing fur, either.
Smart money suggests going to the source, and since more little clumps of hair had appeared, I collected them and asked Magilla.
She explained that she had been cutting the fat cat's hair, and proceeded to demonstrate with the big scissors.
Some disciplinarian I am - I had to sit down, I was laughing so hard.
Basically, she was sticking the tip of the scissors into the cat's fur and snipping. Not a lot - just enough for a little clump of fur to be cut. Not enough to be that noticeable on the cat, either. Now I know what to look for, I can see that quite a bit has been snipped.
Poor cat. I think no more unsupervised cutting. We might end up with a bald cat moggy!
*I do have a halfway decent pair I use for work - dressing hair pieces, latex, that sort of thing. Not for household stuff.