Mom stole my floof!

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.

Raven after clipper cutEven 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!

Raven after clipper cutMom 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.

Raven investigating the clipper boxI 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!

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22 Responses to Mom stole my floof!

  1. Grace says:

    Maybe next time a professional groomer could be helpful…?

    • Raven says:

      I’m sure a professional groomer would have made me prettier, but I’m easily stressed and mom didn’t want me in a stressful new environment. I’m still recovering from having my teeth pulled and I’ve had enough stress for a few months. There is a mobile groomer in our area that looks good, but mom needs to find out if they will just clipper me without giving me a bath (which is more stress with bathing and drying). Mom bathes me at home.

  2. She may have stolen some furs, but you still look good!
    We purr it works too.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. Get her to knit you a floof blankie out of it, Raven!!

  4. pilch92 says:

    You look great and you will have less furballs.

  5. Well, you still look good, Raven. Has your mom tried to give you any of the hairball preventative remedies like cat lax? This can also help keep hairballs from happening.

  6. With warmer weather around the corner, you will probably feel nice a cool with this new haircut, Raven! We think you look great 🙂

  7. Summer says:

    I really hope this helps you have less hairballs, Raven! Hacking those things up is no fun.

  8. You still look good, Raven ! We hope it will help you have less hairballs. Purrs

  9. Brian says:

    I agree, you still look terrific and maybe it will even help!

  10. speedyrabbit says:

    you still look good to me Raven,xx Speedy

  11. Gracie says:

    I think you look as pretty as you did before your hair trim. Your mom is trying to take care of you because she loves you bunches.

  12. Better to give you a trim, than try petroleum jelly stuff they sell everywhere! It’s made from gasoline, and harmful to kitties, but even veterinarians will recommend it…idiots. Raven, I wonder if your human would try to put some canned pumpkin into your food; the roughage will help chase your stomach furrs ‘out’.

  13. McGuffy Ann says:

    Maggie went to the groomer for a bath and brushing. They stripped out a lot of fur. She looks like a large kitten. Ha!

  14. William says:

    We had a hairbally week, too. And Elliott, Ivan and I were all determined to be the culprits! But because we’re all shorthaired, we only got brushed more. I think you might enjoy being a shorthair for a little while, too, Raven.

  15. She may have stolen some furs, but you still look good!
    Did you give the left over fur to the birdies ?
    My mom-person collect my left over furs in a bag and then gives it to the birdies so their kids will have a nice soft bed 🙂


  16. Annie says:

    Raven, that’s great that the clipper noise doesn’t bother you. You are still very pretty, and hairballs are no fun. Plus, like you said, if stuck in the intestines, that can be dangerous and it’s a long way to go to get out the other end. The lady sometimes puts pumpkin in our canned food breakfast.

  17. Christy Paws says:

    We are all starting to shed, too. Mom brushes us at least once a week which helps but we are short-haired kitties, except for Echo who has medium fur. I hope your trim helps!

  18. Whoa! That’s a lot of hairballs. I get FURminated and it helps.

  19. LP says:

    You still look very pretty Raven! That was a good idea your Mama had…now you will ingest less furs and feel cooler for the summer! 🙂 We have been coughing up hairballs too lately. It is not good for anyone; the cougher uppers or the cleaner uppers! 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  20. Lily says:

    Hello Raven,

    It is awesome that you don’t mind the clippers! Your mom did a great job and I think it would be a great idea for her to continue to do it rather than have someone you don’t know come in. You look great!

    We had a cat who would throw up hair balls several times a week unless he ate 5 blades of wheat grass each day. If he had his grass, he would have no fur balls – at all. He, and our other kitties, really liked it so it was no problem to pick blades and offer them to him. That way I could be sure he got some each day and probably ate some on his own, too. Often times he would eat up to 10 or more blades each night. : ) Happy, healthy cat and very pleased mom.

    Wheat grass is very easy to grow and can be purchased online through Amazon if the seed isn’t available at a local pet store. (My cats only liked wheat grass and not barley, oats or other blends.) Some pet stores do have wheat grass already grown ready to serve but it is much more expensive and not as handy as just growing it as needed at home.

    I hope this might help you be hair ball free!

    Love to you,

  21. DezizWorld says:

    Well now hoo told you dat yous not purretty? Weez got a kupple whacky paws waitin’ fur ’em. Cuz they be lyin’. Yous just as gawjus as evew. Mommy sez it’s funny but me only has hairballs ’bout one evew kupple of mumffs, but sissy wiff all hers short furs has lots and lots o hairballs. And mommy sez hers speriwence has been dat da shorter furred kitties hav a bigger purrawllem than da longer furred ones. Go figger. We do hope yous new fur cut helps.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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