It’s Spa Day — Our Special Grooming Day

Spa Day -- Our Special Grooming Day - cat being brushed and freshly trimmed nailsToday is spa day. It’s our special grooming day and mom tries to schedule one every week. We all get a thorough brushing and our nails trimmed. Thank catness baths aren’t included! That reminds me, mom read recently that baths are not necessarily a bad thing for cats. I hope she’s not thinking that means me. I’m an indoor cat and do a fine job of bathing myself. Sometimes I wish she wouldn’t do so much research.

Echo waiting his turn to be brushed on our special grooming day

Echo loves being brushed the most. Here he is waiting for his turn!

I really enjoy the brushing half of our grooming routine. I love being brushed but I’d just as soon mom leave the nails alone. I just get them nice and sharp and she chops them off. I sit there, all indignant like, while she cuts. She says it makes us both happy in the long run. I don’t feel so much of a need to scratch on things and I don’t poke or scratch mom accidentally. None of us really mind the trims since mom has been doing them since we were little, but still, a girl likes her long nails.

Now that shedding season is here (yuck for all of us) mom tries to brush us every couple of days. She says when the first hairball gets upchucked, it is her reminder to start brushing more often. Since we get brushed on a pretty regular basis, we hardly ever get hairballs, but when the hair starts coming out by the handfuls, it’s time for more action on her part. Even though hairballs are a natural thing, preventing them is more pleasant for all concerned.

National Hairball Awareness DayFor the longest time, longer than I can remember, mom has used a FURminator on us. It gets through the top coat and pulls out all the loose, dead undercoat. It feels so good getting all that hair out and I don’t have to lick it out with my tongue.

Next Friday is National Hairball Awareness Day. In support of the day, mom is giving away a FURminator on her Savvy Pet Care blog. Just click the link to enter to win. I know you’ll love it as much as I love mine.

Today is also selfie day over at The Cat on My Head and we are joining in. My photo in the National Hairball Awareness Day graphic will have to do as my selfie. Click on the link or badge to see more.

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21 Responses to It’s Spa Day — Our Special Grooming Day

  1. Raven says:

    Sounds like your spa day is pretty enjoyable. I get a bath at least once a year. I don’t mind the bath much, it’s the drying off part that takes forever and is annoying.. I agree that it’s nice to have a mom who is good at giving pawdicures. It’s usually over before you have too much to complain about.

  2. My cat also loves to be brushed. As for the nail trimming, i must confess I had to give up. He just hated it and kept on biting us.

  3. Now that looks very relaxing, Christy. Enjoy your Spa 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3

  4. I like a manipedi afterwards but don’t like getting it done.


  5. Mee-you efurryone lookss luvley there Christy!!
    Mee has such shrot fur mee not need a Furminator butt mee hearss they are good fur longer furred katss.
    LadyMum wants to give mee a mani/pedi butt mee has to bee asleep to have THAT dun 😉
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry

  6. Kitties Blue says:

    So happy to have y’all on the hop today. Mom keeps saying she’s going to trim our claws, but then she always chickens out and takes us to the vet. They don’t charge to do it. Giulietta and Lisbeth get furminated but the rest of us just get brushed. Wishing you a spring and summer free of hairballs. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  7. Having a spa day is the BEST!

  8. Deziz World says:

    You look so purretty Christy. Me really misses you and your mommy. We weren’t sure what your post was gonna be ’bout. Some peeps call spay/neuter day spa days.

    Luv ya’


  9. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    ~~~~~~~~~ waves two everee one; good ta see ya bak thiz way…hope all iz well with ewe 🙂 ♥♥♥

  10. speedyrabbit says:

    Its always nice to have a spruce up,xx Speedy

  11. You look wonderful and I bet you feel pretty great too!

  12. Sammy says:

    Nice that you have a spa day – even with the claw trim…….at least you don’t get caught on the rugs or a climbing tree!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  13. It looks like you had a great spa day ! Purrs

  14. furry nice of your mom to gives you a spa day. All that luxurious brushing and nail trimming… could cost a fortune at a Kitty Resort.

    Purrz, Katie Kitty Too.

  15. Summer says:

    Ugh, I have a spa day this week in preparation for my therapy cat evaluation… and it includes a bath! I don’t mind the nail trims so much.

  16. Looking great after that spa treatment!

  17. Brian Frum says:

    Looks like some darn good grooming fun! Love the selfie too!

  18. Ellen Pilch says:

    We have been having lots of hairballs, I need to get brushing.

  19. We are Sphynx, so we need baths, as we have no fur. That means the oil that our skin naturally secretes accumulates on us, since there is no fur for it to be distributed through. So we get baths about once a month. It’s not so bad.

  20. I sure wish Rosie enjoyed grooming. She gets pretty mad when we try to trim her nails and brush her.

  21. Thanks for the reminder that the mom needs to give us some brushies. Though we don’t like getting our nails cut either.