Friday, May 6, 2011

Yikes - I got Furminated - No Hairballs For Me

DANG Oomans!
National Hairball Awareness Week
Hi Pals,

This has NOT been a good morning.   The ooman was reading where kitties can die if they gets hairballs caught in their throat.   (Wish my ooman would stop reading so much!  It puts bad thoughts into her head and usually spells TROUBLE for me!)

Now I have never been fond of getting brushed unless I'm napping in a lap.   So here I am in one my favorite spots this morning on my perch, just soaking up a couple of sun puddles, feeling all warm and cozy, and resting my eyelids.  

Out of nowhere comes my ooman with the FURMINATOR!   I was trapped, with no escape route.   She was talking in that calm voice of hers, trying to psych me into liking that hair-yanking, torcher thing, so I did let her get in a few swipes before I started loudly protesting.   She sitll didn't take the hint.   I kept protesting, she kept swiping!   Well, before long she had a pile of my fur.   Then she wanted to attempt to do my tummy - can you imagine!!!   No one touches my tummy with a FURMINATOR or brush, so I put the bitey on her.  (Don't feel too sorry for the ooman pals, because I have no toothies - remember!)  She had the nerve to laugh at me.

M said this HAD to be done because I was shedding so much.  (Well, of course I'm shedding, it's spring).  She said she and D loved me and didn't want me to choke on a hairball and die.  She wanted me to stay around for lots more years.   Den she gave me a nose rub and a kiss on the head.   But, I fully intend to scowl at her all day.

(Shhh  - don't tell the ooman, but my fur does feel all silky and soft now!  It's our secret pals!)

I really think I prefer getting dat hairball goop that she sometimes give me over getting furminated.  It's tough life for us cats.


Join in on the photo hunt and tell us your story about being furminated or brushed and how you are preventing hairballs.


Oskar said...

Oh my, I'm sorry that happened, and to your belly, how rude!

Nubbin wiggles,

Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider said...

It is true that when parents get to reading, pets get the bad end of the book, isn't it?!

Go to my blog at to get a 7 lb bag of Hill's Science Diet Hairball Formula cat food. That may keep the Furminator away even more!


Brian said...

Oh no pal, how awful! My Dad got furminated too, hardly anything left on top of his head!!!

Meow_Girls said...

Hi Mario,
We don't like that either. It's scary! Now a regular brush is ok...sometimes. But we can't let those humans know we like the results.
Tippy and Penny

Clooney said...

Well at least you gots the nice furcoat after that escapade! I love being brushed but I don't likes furmination so I run away. Hope you have a great weekend Buddy!

Katnip Lounge said...

hee put the GUMS to your ooman! We've been getting furminated too, Mommy said that we're making tumbleweeds or something to that effect.

-- said...

I think I'm like your mom. I read too much stuff on the internet and get paranoid about EVERYTHING!

HH and The Boys said...

Oh no... that sounds like torture for sure... You need to hide the next time you see that thing. Your fur is looking good however.

pawhugs, Max

Unknown said...

Oh Mario, so sad you were tortured. Doesn't mum give you treats while she ferminates you? Oopsy can you haz treats? Silly me, I don't know what you can eat wid out toofies... *pawhugs* and an extra for being so tough.

The Island Cats said...

I loved getting combed and brushed, Mario, but I don't like that Furminator thingey!! At least that torture is all over now and you can relax...for awhile!


TinyPearlCat said...

Awe... You know you will probly like it at some point. MOL I bet you look super handsome now!
Ma said when she worked at the vet a cat came in for autopsy. He had a baseball size furball in his belly.

cherie said...

You poor be subjected to such treatment!! But then again you know how much you are loved. Hmmm so I guess "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times".
Have a wonderful day!

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

The Furminator sounds like something Arnold Schwartzenegger would have in his pocket, doesn't it? I hate it, too, although afterwards I feel pretty good. No pain, no gain--isn't that how it goes?

Have a good weekend, Mario!


Admiral Hestorb said...

You come over here with me, Mario. My mommy has a soft brushie. (she also has one that's got all pointy stuff on it..she sneaks that in when I don't expect it.)

Julia Williams said...

My kittehs all love to get brushed -- methinks I need a Furminator too! Is it really that terrible?

Tamago said...

Oh poor Mario! I'm sorry for all the Furminator invading your tummy ordeal!
Well...your mom just wants you to be hairball-free, so...I guess you have to endure it!

Mr Puddy said...

I just stop by to say ...
Happy Mommy's Day to your mom !
I hope you have a wonderful time with your great mommy : )

Bad Andy said...

Oh, the NERVE! And then to LAUGH at your bitey? Oh dear, oh dear....wonder what they'd think if you took a furminator to them? Hmmm? ;)

Parker said...

I bet you feel extra smooth and silky now!

bebipelucha said...

XOXOXOX You looks so soft and nice ;)