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When whiskers go grey

Postby Neo » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 1:16 pm

Open to interpretation :)

Just did a 3 day trip and suddenly my whiskers are 40% grey! Previously just had a few greys here ñ there around the edges.

How long does the salt & pepper stage last, maybe a decade?

I expect I will continue to get fitter (aerobically) for my next ten years thanks to bushwalking and other activities.
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Lamont » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 2:26 pm

I've got to ask, what the goodness were you doing out there?!
Are you Australia's Rip Van Winkle?
I think I thought I saw you try.
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Neo » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 2:29 pm

Its 2015 yeah?
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby michael_p » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 4:39 pm

As I keep telling my wife I didn't have any grey hair before I got married. As to be expected this doesn't go down well. :lol:

Not aware of any time frame for going grey. For some it is quick, for others it is always salt and pepper. Just accept it and get on with life. :D
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby north-north-west » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 5:00 pm

One of my favourite poems. It's a translation from (iirc) a Chinese woman from a fair number of centuries ago:

Last night I saw my first grey hair
Down there

I'm not going to try to remember when it applied to me.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Mark F » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 5:06 pm

Just ash from your campfire redistributed by the wind. Or ... did you sleep face first in your campfire after excessive indulgence?
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Neo » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 5:30 pm

It was a sober affair
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 04 Nov, 2018 7:24 am

Salt & Pepper lasted about 3 decades in my case
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby trekker76 » Sat 17 Nov, 2018 10:44 pm

biologically I wander what the reason or purpose behind going grey is. Surely the body with its variety of hormones still chugging away into our 60's could afford to keep colour in the follicles. Mother nature knows we are still keen on women half our age :lol: so what is the pressing need to bring in these less attractive colors so early?
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 18 Nov, 2018 12:05 am

Tekker76 wrote:biologically I wander what the reason or purpose behind going grey is.

It's a highly visible signal that we are old enough [ that is both physically strong and smart enough] to be a good breeder because weak and/or stupid upright apes died young from being eaten by leopards
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Aardvark » Sun 18 Nov, 2018 7:21 am

You never let your guard down though.
Old ones also get eaten by leopards.
Ever on the search for a one ended stick.
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Re: When whiskers go grey

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 18 Nov, 2018 9:52 am

Aardvark wrote:You never let your guard down though.
Old ones also get eaten by leopards.

Yes when crippled by age related illness but hopefully after breeding lots of grandkids.
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