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What do your cats think when you groom them?

post #1 of 18
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I was just grooming Waffle and talking with my mom on the phone.

I noticed that everytime I groom Waffle she goes INSANE purring. She rattles louder than any other time and she just pushes herself into the brush. She'll also try to rub her teeth against the brush and shove her face against it.

Now, when my roommate attempts (notice the word "attempt," meaning: it rarely works ) to groom Coco he thinks she's playing with him and attacks the brush.

And apparently when my mom grooms Noel she sits still but has an apparent "I don't like this" look on her face and attitude.

So, with this myriad of reactions coming from these three kitties, I was wondering how your kitties react? Do they like it or hate it? What do you think they're thinking?

I'm hoping this hasn't been asked recently.
post #2 of 18
I think mine just wonder why I dont cough up fur balls and how I can stand their fur on my tongue...
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Cirque
I think mine just wonder why I dont cough up fur balls and how I can stand their fur on my tongue...
What's great is that grooming them in that way hadn't even crossed my mind when I made this post. So when I first read your reply I was like, "Wha...OHHH." DUH! Guess I need to wake up!!
post #4 of 18
We don't groom Ophelia. Luckily she has short fur and doesn't need our help, because it wouldn't even be an option if I want to keep my hands.

Trent doesn't like it at all. It's funny though because if I tell him that I need to "brush" him, he will run the other way. But I explained to him that I need to groom him so he won't get as many hairballs, so as long as I say "groom" he will put up with it for a while.

I'll move this to Care & Grooming.
post #5 of 18
Lets see.

Jasmin loves it completely

Piccolo enjoys it

Trish attcks my hand and brush

Hampster loves it

Babie freaks out on it

Gizmo tolerates it

Tigger wil tolerate for awhile

Tabitha will do it her self while im holding it and then grabe the brush and run with it and stop to chew it and brush her face.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by golden_moon_luv
Tabitha will do it her self while im holding it and then grabe the brush and run with it and stop to chew it and brush her face.
Very cute!!
post #7 of 18
Baylee doesn't like being groomed - but she's a short hair so I only do it once a week. I believe she's plotting revenge whenever I brush her, "That's it, brush me there one more time and I won't let you sleep for a week!"

Max, on the other hand, loves it. It takes him a bit of getting used to but eventually he'll really get into it, close his eyes and his little paws will start kneading the air... I think he's thinking, "Oh yeah, this is the life! Oooh that's the spot... yeah...."
post #8 of 18
I don't comb all my cats, I only comb the longhairs, at the shows I will use a rubber brush on my Orientals. They all like it, Diamond, my Norweigian, loves to be combed and prissed up for the shows. She will even roll over on her back and let me comb her belly. Then afterwards she always has to play with the comb.
post #9 of 18
They think: STOP IT! STOP IT RIGHT NOW!!!

Ok,ok that is only the long haired ones.

1 of the short hairs would pfer not to be brushed, but the other two short hairs, love to my combed.
post #10 of 18
Hans thinks the brush it a toy, and we end up playing instead of grooming.

L.S. flys out of the room at top speed the minute a brush touches his fur. I haven't pushed the issue since he has a short, thin coat.

Merlin only likes it when it's rough. I use a Zoom Groom, and the only way he'll sit for me is if I rub him so hard he spins in circles on the hardwood floor. He'll just completely limp out at that point and will start purring his head off and rolls from side to side. Needless to say, I think he really likes it.
post #11 of 18
Chuckie and Spyder love to be combed. If Chuckie sees me with the comb he'll come right over. Crystal grudglingly puts up with it. Roo and Francine don't really care, And Stormy, Winnie and Milo just hate it, I have to be careful with them or I can lose some skin!
post #12 of 18
Sierra has to be bribed with her favorite bonito treat in order that she will tolerate being brushed. We groom daily, and it is our routine to do so every night when I get out of the shower. As soon as we come out of the bedroom, she hurries over and hops up on the nightstand where her bonito is kept. I give her a pinch as I begin to groom her, and she does wonderfully completely focus on her treat. I believe she's thinking "Wow! This is great! I really love my bonito, I could just, Mommy, stop, eat this all day! Bonito is just, I wish you would stop that, the best! Are you done? Oooo, there's another piece over here!"
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
Sierra has to be bribed with her favorite bonito treat in order that she will tolerate being brushed. We groom daily, and it is our routine to do so every night when I get out of the shower. As soon as we come out of the bedroom, she hurries over and hops up on the nightstand where her bonito is kept. I give her a pinch as I begin to groom her, and she does wonderfully completely focus on her treat. I believe she's thinking "Wow! This is great! I really love my bonito, I could just, Mommy, stop, eat this all day! Bonito is just, I wish you would stop that, the best! Are you done? Oooo, there's another piece over here!"
How cute!
post #14 of 18
I used to "try" and brush Rosie with a soft baby brush but she hated it!.

The other week i bought them a proper grooming brush and they love it!, especially Rosie

Rosie acts the same as yours by purring, headbutting the brush and rubbing the side of her face on the computer desk etc....at first i thought it was making her feel "fruity" by the way she went on but from what i was told she just seems to love it!
post #15 of 18
My boyz don't like it, but tolerate it when I'm dead set on doing it to them.
post #16 of 18
I only have one in need of grooming now, Mitz, and he loves it. He sprawls belly up on my lap, lets me hold up each leg at a time, shuts his eyes and completely blisses out, he's always "Is that it???" when I stop. Jake and Jazzie spend a lot of time while I'm doing it, trying to pull the comb away and get in between me and Mitz. I can almost hear the yells of "Do me! Do me!"
post #17 of 18
Sash reallly enjoys being brushed at first, but after a few minutes he's had enough and I must stop or he will get a bit testy.
post #18 of 18
My Shep is easy to read: "a little to the left, now to the right, no stop there for a while, back to the left, ok, behind the ears, no down my legs....don' stop PLEASE!!!!!!!" Shep is 17 and has somewhat limited movement after her strokes so no longer grooms herself. I have a special silicon grooming brush that she adores and I use it on her a few times each day.

Of all of my long hairs, Scarlett is the only one that ever mats and she only tolerates brushing from my husband (her slave). I really don't have to groom ours much at all.
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