Friday, April 24, 2020

Hairball Awareness Day - Loving Our Brushing

Actions speak louder than words, and as you can see we cats make the most of this "holiday."  Hairball Awareness Day" which comes on the last Friday of every month is of particular importance to us (cuz our human HAS to brush us then) but truthfully we celebrate it all year long.

We kitties especially shed our hairs in

Spring and this day is dedicated to all humans knowing that and brushing us! If we try to accomplish the important task of licking our rapidly growing furs  all by ourselves we'll get the dreaded hairballs.
As you can see I'm in love with this pink brush - Peaches

Hairballs can be seriously injurious to our health.  There are many ways to prevent them: frequent brushings, special foods and many other means.  The nape of our necks and near our  tail are particular areas of need of brushings!

There are also special gels one can purchase at pet stores and special food for preventing hairballs.  

Our human uses the Fur-minator brush on me cuz I my furs grow really fast.  I love all brushes though. I'm particularly in love with my human's pink brush which I stole from her for our own use. Paprika feels the same.  So my human uses both Furminator AND our special "pink" brush.

Paprika's furs are much shorter than mine but she doesn't know that.  When she sees me being brushed, she comes and sits by our human's feet, pathetic and forlorn until SHE gets a brushing. 

My great accomplishment-using the pink brush by myself@ - Paprika
The pink brush is one of our great addictions. In fact if we see it lying around, we will brush ourselves with it.  We know how! 

Here is Paprika in this picture, savoring that brush!Please everyone.  Give your kitties lots of brushings this spring whether they like it or not!


  1. Awww, that brush is so cute, and I am impressed you guys commandeered it from your staff and got to keep it too.

  2. We like that pink brush. We need brushing too.

    The Florida Furkids

  3. I love brushies too! Thanks for reminding the mom that she needs to brush me more. ~Zoey

  4. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips on brushing your kitty and keeping their furs looking great and healthy. We love your pink brush. We hope you have a purrfect upcoming weekend.
    World of Animals

  5. We are mostly spared the hairball-hacking. We are shorthairs and TBT brushes us with the Zoom-Groom brush which works good.

    But we do like to get out early and eat some grass and come in and toss it. That lets TBT know our tummies are clean and empty and we are ready to eat well the rest of the day!

  6. Angelique likes to make us all aware of hairballs. MOL.

  7. Great post ! We love brushies too ! Purrs

  8. Even for an older gal I've learned to sit still (for the most part) and enjoy mom's brushing. Unfortunately, I still occasionally leave little slimy furry treats here and there.