The Furminator: A Grooming Implement with Pizazz!Published September 21, 2009
Being owned by felines is a sheer delight. I cannot even imagine what my life would be like without at least two cats lounging on my hip while I am watching television, or flying through the house at break-neck speed, finding something that catches their interest and hunting it down. Their soothing purrs help to send me off to dreamland, and the warmth of their bodies on cold winter nights is so therapeutic.
Playtime at our home can be a three ring circus, especially when our cats find a stash of old toys and proudly bring them to us with their eager invitation to play. They have very creative minds and can turn just about any item in our home into an object that catches their attention, including us in their discoveries. They keep us constantly amused by their antics.
Photo credit: Maia C
But sharing a home with two very active cats does have one major drawback. Yup, you guessed it! It is those dreaded shedding seasons. Their fur seems to be magnetically drawn to our clothes; our couches and carpets often resemble a well manicured lawn dusted with a mist of freshly fallen snow. Of course I vacuum like crazy and run around the living room armed with double sided sticky tape in an attempt to keep the level of feline fuzz at bay. But most of the time it is a losing battle and if often seems impossible to maintain a level playing field.
I must admit I was getting somewhat distraught and frustrated. I regularly brushed and combed their coats, following with a good rub down with a towel. Their smooth coats gleamed and felt like silk, but in an hour or so, one would never guess that our cats had been so carefully attended to.
I knew there had to be a more effective solution so started on a journey to find a more suitable grooming contraption that was worth its salt. Surfing the Internet, I checked out a wide variety of combs, brushes and other suitable gadgets.
Not one of them fit the bill until; miraculously I discovered a video uploaded to YouTube by htadothk. I was overjoyed as I watched in amazement the efficiency and ease of this little grooming tool. The clincher for me was the cat's obvious enjoyment while being groomed. I "googled" Furminator and eagerly whipping out my credit card, I quickly ordered one. With my purchase confirmed and shipping promised within a few days, I eagerly awaited for the package to arrive.
When the item was delivered, I eagerly opened the box, carefully removing the Furminator and carefully read the instructions. I gently approached Hubble, our white Oriental Shorthair. As I slowly began to groom him, his body arched and stretched out. Emanating from his body was the deepest purr. His vibrations clearly demonstrated he was enjoying not only my attention, but the sensations he was feeling as I used this new grooming tool.
My husband, a born skeptic, had to admit that the huge pile of white fur which the Furminator removed was indeed impressive. The results have been phenomenal. We no longer need snow shovels to keep our living room furniture pristine, and our cats have fewer hairball episodes. This is a product well worth its cost. I highly recommend it for both cats and dogs.
Enjoy viewing a very relaxing and entertaining demonstration of the Furminator in action.
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