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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Long-Haired Kitty Kare, Part 3 (The End, or the Rear End)

Last, but not least, this is the most difficult, troublesome and touchy area for long-haired kitties to get clumps in their furs. It is bad enough when someone starts running a brush over your back, but most kitties don't like peoples pulling clumps from their sensitive areas. Sometimes they will call in another family member to hog-tie you so you can't move. (So I've been told.)
In case you can't tell, this is my clump-free derriere.
As you can see, there is real potential here for problems. I spend a lot of time every day smoothing out my furs so they look nice. Mom sneaks up from behind now and then and quickly runs a comb through, just in case there's a problem there. (She hasn't found one yet.)

So, I need your comments here.

Why do I not get clumps like other long-haired kitties?
Is it because I am a boy? 
(The Mandu before me was a girl and she had LOTS of problems with clumps.)
Mom read somewhere that long-haired RagDoll kitties don't get clumps. 
Could it be that my great-great-great-great-grandfather was a RagDoll and that's why I am clump-free?
(By the way, I am not bragging--just thankful.)


Deb said...

I believe in prevention. Combing in that area every few days will keep the knots from starting. I don't have a long-haired cat presently but my dog has a floofy bottom and I trim and comb there often. You are a lucky cat not to have to deal with that. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Admiral Hestorb said...

My mommy combs and brushes me efurry day BUT I still form clumps near my arm pits and down my little leggies.

~*Connie*~ said...

My long haired boy Ollie used to get matts, but he got so ticked off at me when I would take them off that I think he spent extra time grooming so they stopped forming. My medium haired boy Jack also used to get them as a kitten but stopped. My medium haired diva Muffin never got them. She barely sheds, not sure what her story is, but ever time I comb her I get almost no fur off her.

Kjelle Bus said...

Sorry I can´t help you with youré question Mandu , because I´m also a clump free cat :)

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

I always had to brush Sweet Praline back there. She was very prone to matts, but I brushed her twice a day and kept most of them gone. It's going to be very interesting grooming two long haired kitties!

Mom Paula

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

This all looks very complicated, Mandu and we are a little bit glad that we don't have long fur. Tommy, on the other paw, has to have his ears combed almost every day!

The Chans

Anonymous said...

Wow - we are glad we are shorthairs! Maybe it's the kind of litter you use?

Jacqueline said...

We love to be brushed and that must take care of clumps=we don't have them either :)...Happy weekend, precious friend=stay cool and have fun!!...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Chair Speaks said...

Our human uses many brushes on us including slicker brush.

Gattina said...

I have to go to a groomer with Kim, she doesn't allow us to even approach with a brush ! It's terrible when she is full of knots at least twice per year.

Photo Cache said...

first timers here and what an educational post for our initial visit.

emma and buster

Huffle Mawson said...

Mandu, I do not think it has anything to do with being a boy. Teddy gets very bad dreadlocks in his pantaloons and has to get them cut out. He does not tolerate being brushed.

amanda said...

I am also clump free, Mandu. sending you purrs. Rio from Barcelona