Thursday, May 31, 2012

Daily Grooming Ritual


Many of you have commented about our floof lately and have wondered about how much time Mom Paula takes to groom us.  Keeping our floof beautiful is a lot of hard work on both our part and Mom Paula's part.


It begins each morning with giving ourselves a bath.  So far, Mom Paula hasn't given us a bath, but we know the time will come and we're dreading it (so is Mom Paula!).  We can't believe Mom Paula is sharing this photo of us not looking our best!

Mom Paula keeps a comb, some toenail clippers, and one of our Furminators beside her bed.  Before we even get out of the bed in the morning, she combs us and looks for mats.  The Furminator is great for helping to get those nasty mats out.  Brulee is most relaxed first thing in the morning and she will allow Mom Paula to groom her (we're still working on trimming the claws, though).


At night, Mom Paula uses a pin cushion brush on us.  We tolerate that much better than the comb.  Once again, she may need to use the Furminator to remove some mats.  She also tries to trim our claws in the evening, but that usually ends up being a 3-day job because we're not very patient for the nail clipping.  Sometimes, we're not very cooperative with her and she has to groom us a 3rd time during the day or just wait until the next day.  We let her know when we've had enough!  Truffle tends to "nip" at her and Brulee just squeals like a pig!  MOL.


The result are below!  
 Brulee

Truffle

Would you believe we have over 50 pictures for the ball on Saturday?  Mom Paula is going to work on the post tonight.  If you'd still like to participate and have your picture posted on Saturday, you can send us a picture by 5:00 p.m. EST and we'll include it.  We hope we don't forget anyone.  We've tried to respond to everyone when we've received a picture and successfully downloaded it.  If you haven't received a confirmation from us, please email us at sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com.

22 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

A lot of hard work, but pawsitively worth the results, girls! Can't wait fur the ball!

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are sure you will get use to grooming as you get a little older!

Sparkle said...

You girls are certainly labor-intensive! But SO worth it! Can you believe that Boodie and I are easy when it comes to claw-trimming? We just accept mani-pedis as our due. Binga is more difficult, but to compensate, my human tries to catch her when she is napping.

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

That certainly IS lots of floofs, lovely ladies!

We just have plain old $1 cal slickers that I got about 8 years ago right after G&G's Gotcha Day. They work on all of the kids quite well, and it also works well on the sofa and the cat condo and the patio carpet. We have 3 or 4 ready at several of our most common gathering areas. There is alaways someone willing to brush the Gs!

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Um... that should say CAT slickers. I got them at one of the dollar stores.

Laila and Minchie said...

You two are VERY high maintenance, but oh-so worth it!

Hannah and Lucy said...

You both have such beautiful coats. It's a wonder your Mom has time to go to work with all that grooming and claw clipping girls.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

All your Mom's hard work makes you girls furry beautiful.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

you girls are lovely....but that certainly sounds like a lot of work - and well worth it!! can't wait for the party....

The Meezers or Billy said...

wow you are high maintenance girls. but you are gorgeous

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that's a lot of grooming, but just look at the results -- you two are beautiful! :)

How exciting that so many cats are coming to the Debutante Ball!!!

Jenna and Sissy said...

Thata lotta fur to brush! Our human suggests more grooming stations! She knows all about real fuzzy paws--the vet has to do my claws. Sissy will tolerate a pedi a few claws at a time.

Repositório said...

OMG, you´re so cute!!!!!

Brian said...

Those results are devine sweet girls!

Madi and Mom said...

Brulee and Truffle I love my pin cushion brush too. I have longer hair than the peeps thought I would so I get and love lots of brushing too.
Looking forward to the party. I had a mani-pedi last night.
Hugs Madi

The Whiskeratti said...

Yep, a ton of work, but totally worth it, we think so!

Ginger Jasper said...

Mum is so annoyed with herself becaause she just has not got around to sending my picture but if still possible will do it right now.. Hope we are not too late.. You both look beautiful.. Hugs GJ xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You girls look lovely.

It sounds like it's going to be a big ball. We tried to get Jan to let us come but she's being a computer hog again.

The Island Cats said...

All that grooming sure pays off! You girls are gorgeous!

Well, our lame mom missed out in getting us to the ball. We'll enjoy seeing everyone's picture. It should be fun!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

It's worth the trouble girls, you're both lovely!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We can only guess at the werk that yer bootiful long furs require. The results seem werth it!

Eric and Flynn said...

All that grooming gives lovely results.