Tuesday, December 16, 2008

If you have cats, avoid this shampoo

There's at least one good thing about going bald -- I, The Hawg, can buy the cheapest shampoo on the market and not feel the least bit bad about it.

Yes, I could probably get away with washing what little hair I have left with a bar of soap. However, I go ahead and spend that $1 to get a bottle of cheap old Suave. I don't care about silky, shiny, full body or any of that rot as I don't have enough hair to bother.

Suave has never let me down. Well, almost never.

I bought a bottle of Cucumber Melon Splash shampoo from Suave's Naturals line. Who wouldn't want to wander around all day with a head that smells like a melon?

That kind of reminds me of an old joke -- "That girl is melancholy. She's got a head like a melon and a face like a collie!"

I had a roommate in college with a fiance we called Ol' Melancholy. He didn't care much for that. She ran off on him with another man to New York a few years later, got pregnant by her new man and asked my roommate to be the godfather of the kid. She was insane.

Anyway, I've had trouble with that Cucumber Melon Splash stuff. We've got a kitten around here who loves it. I don't know what they put it the shampoo but it drives the kitten out of her mind.

This morning, the shampoo-induced kitten got her paw snarled up in my hair a few times and eventually bit my head.

I don't think I'll buy that shampoo anymore. Suave makes plenty of cheap shampoo, so I'll stay away from the kitten's favorite brand in the future.


Don said...

Doesn't Suave use catnip as a preservative? Ya know...one reason it's only a buck!

Toni said...

I am a firm believer in "Waste Not Want Not" but in this case, for a dollar I would throw that stuff away and start over!

Very funny post!

Matt said...

Hawg, that's hilarious. I don't know what they put in that shampoo but I highly recommend you look up and see what they put in catnip. Just saying!

Rebecca said...

Must be the fresh scent. When I chew Trident winterfresh gum, I breathe into my cat's face, and she goes insane.

NO SHE DOESN'T KEEL OVER!! She lifts her nose, closes her eyes, and slowly breathes in the vapors. WEIRD. She also tries to dig the wrappers out of the trash can, to eat them.

Cats... :S

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

Maybe you should switch to Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo, like our little man uses.

Sherry said...

Funny. Why in the world di you buy that stuff anyway? Did you really want to smell like cucumber-melon scent all day long? Funny, funny.

lala said...

heh, better than catnip, eh?

Sorry you got bit, though. That's not fun at all.

JD at I Do Things said...

There is so much for me to love in this post. I buy cheap shampoo (and I'm not even going bald!) I have a head shaped like a melon, AND I have a cat who loves to chew on my hair, tho I don't think it's my shampoo.

Whoever came up with the cucumber/melon combo anyway?

JD at I Do Things

The Natural State Hawg said...

Don -- You may have a point there!

Toni -- Well, I may wind up doing just that.

Stupid cat...

Matt -- Good idea! The kitten was waiting for me after I got out of the shower this morning -- apparently, there's something powerful in that stuff.

Rebecca -- A gum-crazy cat? Maybe they all develop quirks after time, huh?

I hope she doesn't manage to eat a wrapper.

Paul -- Not a bad idea. Your lad probably has more hair than me, so if it's good enough for him...

Sherry -- My wife bought it and, yes, I do like to go around smelling like a melon all day.

I'm Southern. I can't help it.

Lala -- Well, it was more of a nip than a full-fledged bite. Kind of alarmed me, though.

JD -- The brilliant folks at Suave came up with that cattastic combination.

By the way, I should have put a disclaimer on that joke, so as not to offend melon-headed people.

Bryan K said...

Hahaha funny kitten!