I come across things in books that just make me laugh…

“I shook out the brown woolen blanket I always slept in, folded it, and then patted my camicia to rid myself of hay and stray cat hair.”

I am loving this book!Β  But I have to admit that I had to laugh out loud at this point.Β  I still smile thinking about it.

dscn2120Seriously, he patted himself?

Anyone who has one of these knows you do a whole lot more than patting to get the hair off.Β  If only I could just pat and go.

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  1. I have a Jack Russell Terrier and she sheds white hair. Her hair is on everything. I’ve learned to stay away from dark clothing, but everything I own can’t be white.

  2. I have a shedding Beagle πŸ™‚
    I just finished this book a few days ago.
    That reminds me that I need to Google ‘camicia’ to find out exactly what it is.
    (I clicked through from J. Kaye’s spotlight post.)

  3. Ah, feline humor. My favorite. Perhaps the editor was a dog person.
    This makes me think of a sentence I read from A Window Across The River by Brian Morton – “He picked up a lint roller, one of those devices with tape used for getting lint and hair off of fabric.” This is an example of a writer who was probably burned by underexplaining or mis-describing and felt the need to educate readers. Sometimes not enough. Sometimes too much.