A 43-year-old woman named “Lisa” from Detroit, Michigan was recently featured on TLC’s reality show, “My Strange Addiction,” because of her habit of eating three quarter-sized cat hairballs a day- that’s more than 3,200 hairballs since her addiction began 15 years ago.
Lisa prepares her wacky “cat hair” snack by gathering cat fur from around the apartment, including off the floor and from the back of her sofa- but she claims that ‘the best ones are right off the cat.’
She grooms her cat with her tongue ‘like a mama cat would do to her kitten,’ but assures the audience that she doesn’t lick ‘her butt or in between the paws that go in the litter box.’
Lisa calls it ‘a bonding thing,’ but she also says that chewing the cat hair is relaxing. As for the taste and texture, Lisa compares it to cotton candy and says that she longs for a clump of cat hair every two hours.