Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Cheapskate Capitulates

Ah, Sunday was sweet and easy.

And then . . . 
! ! !
Even though she entered all those Furminator-giveaways, we did not win the prize. So finally Sunday at PetSmart the Human cracked open her wallet, and after the moths cleared, I had me a genu-wine, Honest-to-Cod Furminator of my very own. We have had a couple of sessions, and the Human and I were positively stunned at the quantity of my precious furs that came away in the metal teeth of this thing. To tell you the troof, I am not entirely sure how I feel about it. I sort of purred while it was happening, but I didn't have too much tolerance. It's not quite like the Brushies, is it? More an acquired taste, I think.
The jury's still out.



25 comments:

Max said...

Ugh. We have one. When it comes out, I start biting it. Haven't killed it yet, but I've gotta be getting close...

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We banished ours to the back of the drawer. Dreadful thing! We make our Mommy WORK at grooming us! MOL!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Ooh, lets see all the fur it removes from yer fine Royal body!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I like the FURminator AND brushing! It's a deep dark secret, Spitty, but if your human had hunted around online, I bet she could have gotten it cheaper - my human's boyfriend did when he got one for the dog.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

You'll love that it removes all those shedding fur and you won't have to feel so HOT anymore. Really.
And your Human will like that you won't be ingesting all those shedding fur and yakking into her favourite shoes. :p

Marg said...

Oh Spitty, we didn't win any of those furminator contests either so I guess we will have to save our green papers. Glad you kind of like yours. Have yourself a purrfect day.

Brian said...

Yep, it takes a little while but not having those furs in the tummy is a wonderful thing!

Katie Isabella said...

I can't wait to have one myself, Spitty. Lot pf green papers and my mom's moths in her wallet have teeth so she skeered to open it too many times. xoxoxo

Katie Isabella said...

pee ess...did it hurt Spitty? Mom doesn't want to hurt me.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

So if I go to EBAY will I be able to see tuffs of Royal Spitty Furs for sale? Bet the bidding high!

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

You got your very own Furminator? Yoo-hoo!

PS. It probably is an 'acquired' taste. Most things the peeps bring home are.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Hmm. I think I, like Max, might bite it too. Some here bite the brush we already use, and the Zoom Groom! Some actually scream with that. ::ahem::

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

What, no photo of the pile of furs?

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Spitty, I bet you got enough spare furs to make a kitten!
When Summer comes, you'll be more comfortable.

Katnip Lounge said...

Spitty, *Most* of us really like the furminator! And our Mommy is always amazed at the amount of furs she gets off of us. Another tool that Mommy swears by for long haired kitties is the blue hair-teasing combs in the drugstore; the one that has the metal pick teeth on the end that point the other way. Sheesh. Maybe we can post about it tomorrow. It's too hard to describe.

Um, are you saving your furs for someone special?

Unknown said...

Tee Hee!
MNe can sees your Mommy knitting a new Spitty kitty now!!
Knit one purl two....
Kisses
Nellie

Stacy Hurt said...

*We* didn't like the furminator.

If you saves alla your furrs that come off is your el cheapo human going to make you a friend? MOL

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Cathy Keisha said...

I LOVE my FURminator! I tried winning one for either you or Katie Isabella but didn't win either. I've even known to PURR while being FURminated. Collect the fur so you can send me a part of you for Christmas. oxox

BTW, I always suspected you were ac/dc. A threesome with Cloon and Neytire? What if I come and we'll make it a full-out orgy. HAH!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Spitty
My two brothers LOVE the brush or the furminator. My sister Boo she loves being brushed. Gracie don't even try she'll run like the wind. Me, I am not the brush kinda girl. Mom tried but got NO fur, my coat is very different and I am pretty good at not shedding. But Jinx and Ping whoa they are major shedders.
I bet you will find you do prefer one or the other though.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

The Island Cats said...

Spitty, we're not totally enamored with the Furminator either. But it never ceases to amaze us at the amount of fur that comes off of us. It's a wonder we're not all bald!!

Photo Cache said...

Only Emma likes being brushed, so we don't know if we'd bug mama about getting us one of those.


Emma and Buster

Cathy Keisha said...

TW wants to FURminate me every day but it usually winds up being every 3-4 days.

Your joke was so funny I forgot to laugh—but Pop did.

Oui Oui said...

Julie and Carl hate the furminator and Oui Oui and Mica Moo love it. Of course, its Julie & Carl who really need it. The language and threats they use while being furminated are truly atrocious. And scary.

GLOGIRLY said...

I don't have one yet either and the girl is threatening to go shopping. ...she's still laughing at the moths! ; )
She wants to do craft projects with my fur. Humans. Whatever.
; ) Katie

Terri said...

You won't have so many furballs to hork up and you can always give a bitey when you get tired of the Furminator!