Heh, you think that is bad, I was playing with the little farm kitten the other day and couldn't stop staring at the beautiful dun-colored patches around her feet! Oh and the creamy colored belly fur. Here kitty kitty!
My buddy's got it bad,saw a dead bird on the shoulder of the road on the way home and turned the car around to get a better look at it. It was only a Grouse. He's been shooting them so he doesn't need anymore feathers.
I can totally relate about the cat thing, Worldanglr. Our calico cat's coat sports medium length fur in a nice blue-grey and with some cream coloring. I've taken a brush to her and wound up with some very nice dubbing. I used it for my first attempt at tying an Adams. Though the fly was a tad off on its proportions, it did catch some fish on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie this past summer. I imagine you'll be crawling on all fours with a hair brush soon enough, eh? No worry. If you start brushing them early in life, they'll easily come to enjoy it.
pets make for great material. i got into a rather large fight with a EX-girlfriend when i removed some hair from her pet rabbit. i still have some of that great dubbing and dont see that bad girlfriend anymore.