Friday, June 05, 2009

All Hail The Furminator!

Look at this!

I mean, just LOOK AT THIS!

All praise the Furminator! The Furminator is a very, very expensive pet grooming brush that I resisted buying for a long time. I saw all the Before and After photos in the various Crazy Animal Lady message boards etc that I visit from time to time, but still... It's a very expensive brush. Then, Kelly got one for Esme, loved it, and gave me one for my birthday. It's ridiculous that I would be this excited about a dog brush, but really, this is in the birthday present top ten.

All of that fur is from one session with Bella. ONE. I filled and emptied the Dyson Animal Hair Vacuum THREE times, just to get it all up. I wanted to take a photo of Bella next to her fur pile, but she wasn't having it.

Meanwhile, Fred and Ollie had no idea what to think.

Fred: It SMELLS like her. But where..? Bella? Is that you?
Ollie: Oh noes! I theenk she 'sploded!
Me: Guys, she's fine. She's hiding in her crate.

Bella doesn't love being brushed, never has, and though she tolerated this, here she is: Furminated, sleek, shiny and completely uninterested in going back in the bathroom any time soon.

Me: Are you SURE you don't want to pose with all the fur?
Bella: That's not happening.

Ollie went next.

Ollie: Pleez for not to explode me?

Me: See, buddy? That's all from you!
Ollie: I sees it. Can we not speaks of this?

Fred, on the other hand, LOVED it. He purred, he rubbed, he gently touched his discarded fur withhis feet, and he kept arching his back against the comb. So I kept brushing.

I think I let that go on too long... He has a thin patch on top now. Then I googled "overdid it with the Furminator" and found all KINDS of people who went nuts on their cats. Some people actually got so excited that they made their pets BLEED. Yowza. Respect the power of the Furminator, people.



Kelly said...

Didn't I tell you it was the best thing for pet owners since, um, I don't know...anything? Dog food in a bag? I don't know but it's the best damn thing we have ever bought for our dog and it was worth every penny. I'm glad you like it. It really does cut down on the amount of time it takes to fill up the canister in dys0n.

michelle said...

is this the exact brush you got?

i'm totally buying one. i need the cat hair in my life to be decreased, like now....

Alissa said...

Bella looks seriously wounded (emotionally) in that photo. Like "I don't know what I did to deserve that. I try to be a good must not love me anymore, so I will go pout in my crate... all alone..."


Judy said...

Thanks for the good laugh I'm having! Could the Furminator possibly be "The Gift" this Christmas?

Chunky Photojournalist Barbie said...

Michelle- My Furminator is yellow, but yes, that's it. They come in a few different sizes. For cats only, you could probably save $10 and get the smaller one.

Liss- She is TOTALLY pouting in her crate. She's in there by her choice. She's only locked in there when she's wet from a bath or when the landlord is visiting these days. That's her little space, and she is definitely not happy in this photo. She wasn't thrilled with the Furminator, but she usually cries and whimpers her way through a brush-out. So this is an improvement at least.

Mom- The Furminator wouldn't qualify for the Gift Competition. It costs more than $20 for one thing, and it isn't "wacky," persay. It's just really, really good at de-shedding.