Sunday, August 9, 2015

Grooming, Grooming, Grooming... Keep Them Kitties Grooming #SundaySelfies

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss. Do your paws taste like chicken? My paws taste like chicken. Do your paws taste like chicken?

KATIE:  My paws taste like my paws, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  But do they taste like chicken? 

KATIE:  Waffles, seriously. Do I look like I have feathers?

WAFFLES:  No, but you have a nice beak.

About Today's Photos
All three of today's photos were taken earlier today... well, by the time you're reading this, today will be tomorrow and the photos will be so yesterday. Every Saturday, Katie and Waffles spend hours making sure their furs will be their Sunday-best.

Though Katie is the reigning queen of fastidious grooming, and has the hairballs to prove it, Waffles didn't take up grooming as a hobby until later in life. But now he can groom with the best of cats. Fortunately for Waffles, he and his iron-clad stomach have never had a hairball. Can you believe it?

We have very good luck keeping Katie's hairballs to a minimum with a product our vet recommended last year called Cat Lax. Don't be fooled by the's meant to eliminate and prevent hairballs. The product description says it has a 'pleasant taste.' But in our experience it's virtually tasteless and has no discernible scent. It doesn't even phase sensitive eaters like Katie.

We've heard a lot of great things about coconut oil too. Both as an anti-inflammatory and as a preventative for hairballs. Glogirly regularly uses it in her cooking, and is just starting to introduce it to Katie as an alternative to her usual hairball remedy.

Remember... we're not medical professionals. We're just a couple of cats and a girl.  Be sure to check with your veterinarian before you give your cats these or any other remedies.

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  1. ...tonight, ours taste like trout.

  2. I was singing to the tune of Rawhide.. mol

  3. You two have such cute tungs! I LOVE coconut oil and Mommy has the devil of a time keeping me out of it when she cooks. I get a dab occasionally and it is SO GOOD.

    xx Bibbles

  4. I know I have to be careful when I'm making soap. Harry comes running when I open my coconut oil bin and starts licking. he loves the stuff. And curiously he has never had a hairball either.

  5. Binga LOVES coconut oil! She doesn't get hairballs, but sometimes she'll throw up a bit of fur - there's just not enough to make a "ball." Maybe she should get coconut oil every day instead of a sometime treat.

  6. We never get hairballs either, rather some fur melted with grass, but not a ball. And our paws taste, well, like our paws ! Purrs

  7. Waffles, Katie doesn't have a beak!!! Mommy's heard good things about coconut oil too.

  8. Waffles you are funny! The Cat Lax is probably the same that Eric had regularly as he often got furballs. His was called Katalax. He loved it and Flynn would always want some too even though he very rarely gets a furball.

  9. Believe it or not I have 4 cats and have never seen a hair ball. I have a long hair calico named beauty (named for her beautiful coat) She keeps her coat beautifully groomed. It's a good thing because she is a shy girl that won't let me brush her or even pet her for very long . I love your blog and look forward to reading it every morning with my coffee before leaving for work.

  10. Oh and by the way I just adore Katie and Waffles and feel as though I know them :)

  11. If our paws tasted like chicken, we'd be constantly licking them!

    Island Cat Mom here: How much and how do you give Katie the coconut oil? Wally has the worst time with hairballs, no iron-clad stomach for him. And he won't take the traditional hairball remedies. I thought about coconut oil, but am unsure how much I should give him.

    1. Hey Island Cat Mom!
      We've been told about 1/2 tsp per 5 pounds of body weight. ...and also to start out gradually.
      : )

  12. Paws tasting of chicken? Whatever next MOL. the Staff swears by coconut oil, but she makes me swear when she tries to give it to me!!

  13. BOL your beak is pretty cute
    Lily & Edward

  14. Oh oh Katie...if his paws taste like chicken..he's probably been in the treats again...Thanks for the info on hairball treatments Glogirly!!

  15. Beautiful beautiful photos as always!

  16. Never had a hairball? That is quite impressive. Very nice selfies.

  17. You know, I wonder if Waffles toes taste like chicken?

  18. It would not surprise me if Waffles toes did taste like chicken. All the chicken he eats, or rather supposedly eats. I'll have to try coconut oil. I've got a tuxie that has hairballs all the time, once or twice a day. He over grooms at times.

  19. We all love coconut oil, even Oui Oui! We even have our own jar of it, for some reason the mom doesn't want to cook with our oil after we put our heads in the jar and licked it. Weird, huh? Thank you for your kind words on the loss of our Julie, and we're sorry it has taken so long to write back, our mom was very upset. It was so nice to hear from all our old friends. Purrs!

  20. Have a super duper Sunday!

    Noodle and crew

  21. I don't do hairballs either, but I groom!

  22. You forgot to add your link. We hope you still will. It's not Sunday Selfies without you two, and this was week #52! Super adorable photos, especially that last one! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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