Friday, May 20, 2011

Slash Hates Getting Brushed

Slash isn't the easiest cat to brush.

But I have to give it my best shot because
I don't want to keep sedating him for professional grooming.

I wish he understood that and would make it easy for me.
But his line of thinking goes something like,
"Why make it easy when you can make it hard for Mom?"

His protests usually begin with lots of grumbling.

They will then progress into a more violent form of struggling.

That is why I have to hug him in a very strategic pose.
Need to avoid getting clawed at and chewed on, you know.

When Slash finally tires himself out from all the fighting,
he will close his eyes and stay frozen in a rigid position.

But not without pulling some extraordinary faces
to show his continued disapproval of getting 'tortured' by the brush.

~5-Cat Style

Photos courtesy of Jennet


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Slash you don't look happy at all. I purr for my brushing!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Our mum gets the bitey if she togs on Hannah's tummy furs!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Slash is beautiful and we are sorry he doesn't like to be brushed. Holly is the same way though and acts like I'm trying to harm her. She runs when she sees the brush coming out and hides under the table! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Angel Sweet Praline said...

Praline loved to be combed and brushed, but she did not like the Furminator! That's when she would just walk away from me.

Mom Paula

Katnip Lounge said...

Slash, you might as well give in. Your Human is pretty determined and after all, she's the one with the thumbs.
How awful.

Sparkle said...

Slash, what is the matter with you? I LOVE to be brushed! I think it feels so good!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

ahhhh the price we pay to be beautiful (or handsome) whatever the case may be!

Oldcat said...

I have a Himalayan cat and she doesn't mind being brushed much. The hard part is she doesn't like being caught in the first place. She's pretty quick. Also, getting the belly is hard, because she can wiggle rightside up despite my trying to hold her in position with one hand.

Natalie said...

Aw, the poor little dude does NOT look happy! I guess he does have an awful lot of fluff to be brushed. Melly hates being brushed too - I can only do small portions before she starts getting really wiggly and bitey.

Furkidsmom said...

Oh dear, poor Slash looks very unhappy! We like being brushed!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

We love LUNA said...

Poor Slash, I understand your feelings!

Anonymous said...

Great faces Slash!

Mr Puddy said...

Slash, Dude...I know how you feel...I don't like to be brush by my mom either but I do like my dad do it..If my mom do brush, she will receive my claws in returned but if my dad do it, he have my purrs...heh..heh

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

We hate it too. But mostly cuz we are shorthairs an dont have fur problems. But he brushes us annyways! Arggh.

Sierra said...

Ah yes, the evil brush! My babies try to bite the brush while they're being groomed, but they will put up with it :)

Au and Target said...

Oh poor Slash. How terrible it is to suffer to be beautiful!

Deb said...

Boy, I'd love to brush your coat. My kitties get brushings daily and so they are really used to it now. 'Freezing up' is a good plan. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hey Slash,
You are so handsome, especially after a good brushing. Trust me, I'm a girl after your heart. So go for it, the brushing I mean. meowww....Nikki