I simply could not believe it, I had to take a picture.
We are very lucky with our long haired cat in that he doesn’t require the same level of grooming of other long-haired cats that I know. His hair doesn’t mat up and he is generally pretty good at keeping himself clean, not counting the occasional burr and a not so pleasant dingleberry every now and again.
But, a couple of times a year, he starts getting really antsy and kind of snickety. He meows really loud all the time and is generally a real grumperpants. I’m not sure why, but I aways spend at least a week, sometimes several weeks, wondering what the hell is wrong with him. But inevitably it is always the same thing and I usually catch on as I notice the large balls of hair he leaves behind him whenever he gets up from a lounging spot. Ohhh, he’s shedding. Duh!
So out comes the nifty cat brush and away we go. This is not really an uncommon result of this lengthy grooming process. The amount of hair that comes off this animal is out of hand. What’s funny is if I were to brush him any other time of year, this would not be the result. A much much smaller pile to say the least.
What nifty tool do I use to accomplish such amazing results you ask? Hee hee, I make myself giggle sometimes, what a ridiculous thing to say…
But, it is true that this particular cat brush puts the rest of them to shame. I have seen nothing work as well on long-haired cats. My dog has really short coarse hair so I don’t know if it would work on dogs, but I assume so. Maybe they even make a dog version. Let’s take a look…
It’s called a Zoom Groom and I just found out they do make them for dogs as well.
It really is a brilliant little invention and he absolutely loves it more than anything. He rolls around on the floor and butts his head up against anything in the vicinity and I just keep going until he tells me he’s had enough. Amazing, really.