Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: indoors most of the time
lol. sorry, your post just made me think of a pta-like message board years ago and one woman wrote, "HELP how do you get gum out of your hair??"
the peanut butter/olive oil/freezing works on people to some extent, but usually cutting it out is the only thing that gets all of it.
if it's glue, it's not coming out. just like i never found a way to get ink out of anything colored (or crayon, especially if it was in a pocket and went through the dryer lol), i don't know of a sure-fire glue remover. it's just one of those DON'T GET THIS IN YOUR HAIR substances. people get glue from weaves stuck in their hair and usually end up pulling a lot out. but there is a special remover for that. i doubt if you want to buy a bottle to use on a cat though.
i know exactly what you mean though, it's not like a clump, it's just sticky and weird. kind of cut the ends off a little and see if it helps. then it won't look like you cut a big hunk out of the cat's hair.
or you could use spiking gel and do it to all of his hair. (no one freak out, i'm kidding, i know the cat would lick it and get sick.)
and yes, if it were motor oil or a petroleum-based substance, washing it with dawn most likely would have gotten it. i think, unless it's axle grease or something. get a paper towel warm and hold it on there for a little. if it leaves a spot, it's probably something industrial that's just going to have to wear off.
or maybe you could use nail polish remover and see what happens, but you'd have to wash it off reallly well and good luck getting npr anywhere near a cat.