9.07.2010

Getting Beautiful

One of the things about Himmies/Persians is that we must be groomed everyday to maintain our beautiful floof.  My mom usually brushes/combs me both in the morning and the evenings.  Even then, I tend to get mats very easily.

As many of you know, my mom has had two surgeries on her right shoulder since December and her range of motion has been very limited.  She tried to brush/comb me everyday, but it would cause her shoulder to hurt.  Recently, mom has noticed that my floof looked a little "ratty" and when she rubbed her fingers through my floof, she found lots of mats.  Since she is finally out of her sling (unless I put her back in it this week), she spent Labor Day working on my floof.

We began with a brushing.  I used to run to mom and start purring when she pulled out the brush, but we've gotten out of the habit and the mats tend to hurt.  Mom feels really bad about the lack of grooming lately.




Then, out came the FURminator!  We recently won this from a promotion with Romeo and Mom has been slowly working with me to get used to it.  At first, I didn't like it and I've started resisting my regular groomings.  But, today, mom was determined she was going to work on my floof  with the FURminator, the comb, the brush, the slicker brush, and the nail clippers (she uses these to clip out the mats when she can't work them out and they aren't pointed so they won't cut me).

This is what she removed today!!!

 
Mom says we still have a long way to go, but that I am looking much better.  She says my floof is so fine that she has to really dig down into my floof with her fingers to make sure I don't have any more mats.  All of this "work" has worn me out.  Do you think my belly floof looks better?

40 comments:

Furkidsmom said...

That's a lot of floof! You're looking very spiffy! We hope your Mom is feeling okay too.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You sure look much better! Momma has to make sure she doesn't over furminate me because I love it so much!

Gemini

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Isn't being phloofy so much phun?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jacqueline said...

Wow, Praline, your Mom stole lots of your furs!...You look gorgeous, sweetie, just purrfect...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow Praline, the before and after photos of your coat are amazing! Your human must have worked really hard to get your fur all groomed and unmatted! I bet she does feel really bad about not being able to groom you properly, but with her shoulder, how could she? I hope it doesn't ache too much after all her effort because it really paid off!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh Sweet Praline!!! You look beautiful!! Your furs are so floofy, too!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,

ML said...

Well, Praline, I's really didn't fink you could look any better, but haf to admit, tha after picture looks much silkier.
Looks like enuff left over to make another kitty.
Hee hee.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We think yoo look awesome! And wot a lot of floof that was removed! :shock:

Marg said...

Wow Praline, that was a lot of floof that came out. Now you look just gorgeous now. Glad you got some of that over with. Take care and have a terrific Tuesday.

MoMo said...

Grooming time is just the pits. I feel sorry for you who have to endure it everyday. Beauty comes at a price.

The Island Cats said...

Wow! It's like a whole 'nother Praline that she took off of you!! But you do look better, Praline!

Huffle Mawson said...

That is enough floof for a whole extra kitty!

The Monkeys said...

We think you're even more beautiful after your grooming session!

We get groomed every day, but as Mom sees Bella's fur grow in, she knows it's going to be an even bigger task!

Cindy said...

Lookie at those furs!!! I need to get a furminator for Rosie. Nice before and after photos.

Daisy said...

Praline, you sure do look pretty and floofier after your grooming session! I hardly have any furs.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Wowsie....you can make a little praline out of that floof! Mommy needs to furminate all five of uSSSSS!

Kea said...

Look at all that floof! There's enough to make a baby Praline. Wow!

Our grandma always used to say that you have to suffer to be beautiful, Praline. Your mom did a great job; you look like a new kitty!

Cory said...

What a pile of floof!!!! Your mom sure does love you lots Praline!

Ginger Jasper said...

You look great sweet one. I know what you mean about the brushing,I dnt realy like it but wil let mum do it for a little while. Mum also feels guilty because she is so busy that it does nt get done everyday. Hugs GJ x

Hannah and Lucy said...

Your mom stole a big pile of your furs Praline - we hope she's not selling them on the black market!

Brian said...

I will bet that feels so much better to get that loose furs out Sweet Praline! Beautiful!!!

Margaret said...

Good girl, Praline. I love it when Mom brushes me, only it really tickles on my tummy!
Mandu

Muddy said...

You are so right! We himmies get mats real easily and I also get brushed twice a day. I am glad your mommie is getting better.

Cat said...

Your belly floofs look fantastic Sweet Praline, all that hard work was worth it!!!

Laila and Minchie said...

Our mom is so envious! Believe it or not, we don't shed much and don't mat. She loves to comb kitties and misses Cerise for the challenges she posed. Maybe you could come up here for a few days and mom would work on you? She would be in her glory and you would get lots of good girl treats.

Busby and Raymond said...

Praline your furs look great after all that brushing and furminating!

Katnip Lounge said...

Your Mom could make a sweater with all that floof! Your tummy looks all nice and fluffy now. KonaKitty has fur like yours and Mommy brushes her every day, too.

We will send some more purrs to your Mom for her hurty shoulder.

chezcat1970 said...

You look so much better after that brushing, but now we're worried she'll be using your furs to make fake Pralines and sell them on Ebay!

DailyGs said...

Mom brushes us every day, too, Praline. We all love it! Well, except Gracie... she doesn't 'love' love it yet, but she likes it pretty good now where she use to hate it.

We've never gotten that much off, but we understand your Mom's surgeries have allowed extra furs to hide under all those floofs!

You're lookin' good! :]

AttieCattie said...

wow, yes, definitely an improvement, Praline Dear. you and your mommeh just need to go slow, like you are doing, and work through it all together. when it starts to bother you, takes a break. Happy De-Floofinating! :)

twinkietinydog said...

So you're the sweet praline Amy's been talking to me about. You're stunning. I'm off to watch your video.
Pleasure to meet you,
Twinkie the tiny chi

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Prailine! We of course think you always look gorgeous but you did look like you could use a good brushing in that before picture - but the after looks great! WE hope your mom is doing ok after all that - our mom said that combing a floofy kitty can be a good workout (even us short furs can be tough!) We hope her shoulder is finally starting to get better - try to be nice and take it easy on her when she is brushing you right now (and you are a sweetie so we know you will!)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh, and we were telling Twinkie's mom about you because of your colors - you are the only tortie we knew of in your colors (most are the more black and orange or gray and orange)til Twinkie's mom took in a pregnant cat who had babies, one of whom is a short haired tortie in your colors - since it is unusual we had to mention you to her (and we told her how cute your face it too because we just love it!) So it was all good stuff.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Oh My~!!! Your fur birthed a kitten!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a loot of mats and extra floof.

Sammy and Andy said...

MEOWZA!! And we thought Andy had a lotta floof....his is nothing compared to your's, Praline. Of course we think you look gorgeous in both pics!!!!!!!!

xxxxxxxxxxx

Eric and Flynn said...

Miss Praline you are looking even more beautiful than usual.

ABBY said...

Miss Praline
We think that your Mom's effort paid out in spades. YOU look spectacular. Sometimes we ladies have to go through a little uncomfortable treatments to keep our beauty.

purrin
xo
Abby

Simba said...

Looking gorgeous, Praline! My, my, that IS a huge pile of floof and stuff that your Mom got out. Good for her and for you.

Ayla and Iza, said...

How come its all white when yer furs are brown? Are you sure there isn't a white kitty hidin in there? Or somewhere?

Annyay, ya DO look great after the brushin...