I'm sitting here with my cat on my lap, and as I pet her, her fur comes out in my fingers. To keep it from going everywhere at once, I roll it up into little balls. For whatever reason, the balls always have tails. I've taken to calling them 'fur tadpoles'. I can make several in a sitting, and when the cat gets off my lap I can stand up and throw them in the trash. And that's that much cat hair that doesn't need to be vacuumed up later.
But I was wondering if a fur tadpole has any monster potential. Maybe if they occur in schools or swarms.
I can't think of any other household monsters off the top of my head, except maybe the heat monster. Every fall the heat monster clanks awake from its summerlong slumber, and puts the cat on edge, until it bestows upon her the gift of heat. Then they become the best of friends.
Heh. I know exactly what you mean about cats shedding. In about 3 sessions of brushing one of our long haired cats, we generally end up with sufficient fur to 'knit another cat'. Our fur collections don't tend to have tails though, so the tadpole thing never occurred to me. I do like the idea though.
I recall coming up with a couple of 'household monsters' some years back, but I've forgotten what they were. If I remember them, I'll post the details.