I love it when Winter comes around and the cats start growing their winter manes... they turn into such beautiful little fluff balls! However whilst Sookie's fur is very smooth and silky and hardly needs any grooming, Mr Darcy's is more like fluffy candy floss and gets very matted, very quickly. (Note that for some reason although I'm a grown woman I refer to these as 'matty boos'... I have no logical explanation why!!) Add to that the fact that Darcy *hates* being groomed and it's not so fun!
I bought a grooming tool last year which is like the Furminator... but not the Furminator and was a lot cheaper as a result! It's actually done okay and Darcy would tolerate it for short spells but the other week I cut my finger on it... a small shard of metal had splintered on one of the teeth. I'm only glad that it got me and not Mr D.
So after all this I decided to bite the bullett and buy a proper Furminator, complete with a little button that ejects the fluff - how fancy! As it turns out I found it online and it was half the price that it's sold for in our local pet store.
The battle between Darcy and the Furminator is due to commence sometime this week... wish us all luck!!!
p.s. I'm sorry if I'm a bit slow or don't manage to leave a comment as I normally would this week, however I'm currently due to work in London 3 days this week which means most of my time will be spent on the train and I can't get comments to work on my mobile- boo!! I'll still be reading all your posts though :)