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?