Friday, April 29, 2011

National Hairball Awareness Day!


We were invited by Romeo The Cat to participate in a fun event to celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day.

I immediately said yes...well...because I'm a furry furry guy and we  have 9 kitties here and we're all rather furry in very different ways.  We already had a Furminator that we love, but for participating we received a new Furminator which is special for long haired BIG cats!  I'm a big boy with long long furs.  I weigh in at 15+ pounds...and counting (that's what my mom says).  So to  have a special Furminator especially for me was awesome.  My  brother Nigel could also use it too.

Yeah...admire my furry belly.  Everyone does.

Mom went to work "furminating" us.  It took her hardly anytime at all to get this pile of furs.  We all contributed.  Mom spent about 2-3 minutes on each of us.  Can you imagine if that pile of furs ended up in our bellies?  The Furminator  protects us so we don't have get this in our belly and get constipated or gack up huge hairballs all over the house.

So now the fun part.  Out of this pile of fur, my mom was asked to create a fun fur creature.  She initially thought she'd make a panda bear out of my black and white furs, but then changed her mind.

She was staring at the big pile and asked my dad the first thing that popped into his mind when he saw the fur pile.

Let's see if you can guess...


Yup...ZZ "fur" Top!!!

Sing along with me...."She's got furs...she knows how to use it...."

So the even better part is that there are 25 of us kitties participating and Romeo The Cat will be doing a drawing on April 30th to determine whose rescue organization will win a $500 FURminator donation and whose rescue organization gets to be Romeo's May FURPOWER recipient.  That is MAJOR cool! We are joining paws and purring that we get selected because we'd love to see United Paws of Tillamook get some much needed support.  They saved Ellie and Cory's lives and we are forever grateful.  They continue to do amazing work helping kitties and some woofies too.

You can see the other fur creatures at the PeoplePets website.

19 comments:

ML said...

Oh, that is so imaginative.
How wonderful your Hairball Creatures are. Really good.
I's using that long haired Furminator, too, but I's a dainty Texas gal.
I think yours will surely win.
Mine is a Furball of myself.
Good luck,
Faith Boomerang

The Cat From Hell said...

Meow Wow! What a pile of fur! Just like my Mommy gets from my hairy slobbery sister Sam.
Me is a siamese. Me has short hair. Yous would think me don't get hair balls, but me gets more than my longer haired sibs! Me licks! And Me licks and all that short hair sticks to my tongue and eventually,about every 2 days if me is not brushed, me yacks it on the rug.
Takes care of us short hair cats too!
Kisses Nellie

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Figaro, your human got enough fur out of you guys to make LIFE-SIZED ZZ Top humans!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What a fun idea to raise awareness. Our mom and dad zoom-groom us daily. Smoochies.

Au and Target said...

haha, I loooove this post! And those fur dolls are purrfect. How I've got ZZ Top stuck in my head but so what. Good fun post.

Cokie the Cat said...

Hilarious! Mom almost coughed up a furball she was laughing so hard!

Cokie the Cat

The Island Cats said...

We're pawticipating today too! But your furmination creations are awesome! Our mom came up with some lame cat...she's not the most creative person!!

Forever Foster said...

Hahahaha! That's fantastic! :) You've got a cute belleh Figgy.

T said...

BRILLIANT!!!!! i almost fainted when i saw your entry. LOVE! So creative!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very creative. We had fun taking a quick glance at all the entries earlier.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Amazing!! We love it!
~ The Bunch

Kea said...

Okay, that's both hilarious and very creative! That was an impressive amount of fur, too.

Derry gets brushed regularly because he loves it, but Nicki...not so much. LOL.

Neither of us has had a hairball, though, so we've been lucky, at least so far.

-Fuzzy Tales

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Love your picture of ZZ Top! Gemini should have gotten involved as she is a furball all on her own!

The Cat From Hell said...

Your ZZFurtops is too cool! Are yous going to put them in a giveaway?
Kisses
Nellie

Katnip Lounge said...

EveryCat's crazy 'bout a sharp furred Man!

COOL!

Simba said...

This is such fun. Love your creatures. You kitties sure do make a lot of fur between you!

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

What cool rockin fur-critters you made!

Cloon said...

Love it! Way to go! Very creative. Gimme all your lovin'...

Ariel said...

Wow that's so cute:)