After puking up 10 big hairballs in the past 6 weeks, mom decided to take action. She got out the buzzy clippers and stole most of my floof! Mom thinks my long furs are beautiful, so she didn’t want anything as drastic as a full-body short-hair cut. Instead, she used the 1/2 inch guard on the clippers and trimmed off all the floof from my tummy, sides, thighs, and rear end. She didn’t trim the furs on my back, tail, or the ruff around my neck.
Even though this haircut makes me look a bit raggedy, I can’t blame her for wanting to try to end the hairball madness. On three mornings I woke them before 5 am while retching up hairballs on the foot of their bed. And I’m not thrilled with all this barfing either. I produced 3 hairballs in the last 4 days, and one of those was in my food bowl. Yuck!
Mom also knows it’s not healthy for me to have all that fur wadded up in my tummy and then barf them up. But I guess I’m lucky that I can barf them up because some kitties get the hairballs stuck in their tummy or intestines and need surgery to get them out.
I surprised mom by not being upset by the buzzy clipper. It wasn’t too noisy, if felt a lot like being combed, and mom gave me a break when I started getting a little impatient. And the box was fun to investigate. I got half-way in, but mom didn’t get a photo.
I don’t look as pretty as I used to, but if getting rid of most of my long floof helps reduce the number of hairballs I’m getting, I think it may be worth it. The 1/2 inch clipper guard actually left my hair about an inch long so I still have a lot of fur to groom. But paws crossed this helps!