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If you have fought this problem like we have you would agree that this deserves a public announcement. :biggrin: Of the many cats that we've had we only had one with long hair - a silver-shaded Chinchilla Persian. But she was strictly an indoor cat so she was relatively easy to manage. Over that last couple of years we have acquired two, indoor-outdoor, long haired cats. :surprised What a mess!!! We have really struggled to control the matting problem with their coats and just learned about and purchased a mat comb. If you have long hair cats that get matted, this is a must. It's well worth the $20 for a quality comb. They make them for dogs as well. The combs have upward facing blades that cut the mat from the bottom up.


Besides, it seemed to be time for another pet thread. :biggrin: Lets see them pics.



Here's my little Bun [with a little help from dduardo]
http://umsis.miami.edu/~dduardo/evil_genius_bun.png
 
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Oh wow that picture's awesome!!! :rofl:
 
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This reminded me of this thread Winged Cats
 
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Foxy Lady{corgi} and Moonshadow






note the "wing" on Moonshadow
 

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That cat is adorable! dduardo did a great job--the evil eye is hilarious, and these are skills I too would like to acquire. So with all the land and many critters that Ivan and Tsu have, maybe they could start a zoo? Of course pictures like this make me want a pet--stop it!
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
If you have fought this problem like we have you would agree that this deserves a public announcement. :biggrin: Of the many cats that we've had we only had one with long hair - a silver-shaded Chinchilla Persian. But she was strictly an indoor cat so she was relatively easy to manage. Over that last couple of years we have acquired two, indoor-outdoor, long haired cats. :surprised What a mess!!! We have really struggled to control the matting problem with their coats and just learned about and purchased a mat comb. If you have long hair cats that get matted, this is a must. It's well worth the $20 for a quality comb. They make them for dogs as well. The combs have upward facing blades that cut the mat from the bottom up.
Aha! So that's why you were running around shaving kitty cats! :biggrin:

I think the mat-comb will work much better. And it sure beats taking 'em to the vet for an $80 haircut.

My cats have all been shorthairs, but I do have a problem with them shedding. I use those lint rollers constantly to try to get the cat hair up.
 
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Math Is Hard said:
Aha! So that's why you were running around shaving kitty cats! :biggrin:

I think the mat-comb will work much better.
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My cats have all been shorthairs, but I do have a problem with them shedding. I use those lint rollers constantly to try to get the cat hair up.
When I had my cat, I used his brush to get the hair off the sofa--worked great. (I tried to vacuum him once--oh boy!)
 
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note the "wing" on Moonshadow
I'm more concerned with the Hitler 'stache. :bugeye:

Math Is Hard said:
I use those lint rollers constantly to try to get the cat hair up.
I used to have one of those, but it got lost. Instead of buying a new one, I now wrap duct tape around a beer can with the sticky side out. It works better than the first one.

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(I tried to vacuum him once--oh boy!)
That, I learned the hard way, is also not recommended for parakeets. (And anybody who says that sound doesn't carry in a vacuum has obviously never tried it. I could hear the damned thing squawking for 2 days.)
 
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I used to have one of those, but it got lost. Instead of buying a new one, I now wrap duct tape around a beer can with the sticky side out. It works better than the first one.
I know, you got the idea for duct tape from the Red Green show (love that show)! I think the lint roller is somewhere on your dining room table... :rolleyes:
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That, I learned the hard way, is also not recommended for parakeets. (And anybody who says that sound doesn't carry in a vacuum has obviously never tried it. I could hear the damned thing squawking for 2 days.)
:rofl:
 
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Mine's one. His name is Mathias.


"The more I learn about women, the more I love my cat".

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I want to see Clausius' cat. NOW!
Evo, where art thou? :grumpy:
 
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Kitties

I've got one long haired (a Maine Coon), and two tabbies:
http://69.6.241.242/images/forumPosts/ging_maub00001.jpg [Broken]
http://69.6.241.242/images/forumPosts/ginger01small.png [Broken]
http://69.6.241.242/images/forumPosts/mauby02.jpg [Broken]
http://69.6.241.242/images/forumPosts/fluffy01.jpg [Broken]
We also rescued this stray little kitten last summer:
http://69.6.241.242/images/forumPosts/peppy1.JPG [Broken]
There are a lot of cats around here... :tongue2:
 
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I'm not gonna quote the message. I think you know why :surprised

Very nice and fluffy cats :approve: :biggrin: However, is that kitten supposed to be a red X? :cry:
 
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awwww, I am thinking about getting a cat. I really like the tabbies, they look like tigers! :smile:
 
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This kitty likes red X's: http://69.6.241.242/images/forumPosts/avatar446_0.gif [Broken].[/URL] :rofl:
Seriously, I'm going to decrease the size of those guys a bit, though... :uhh:
 
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Clausius2 said:
Mine's one. His name is Mathias.
He's so cute!!!!! :approve:
 
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This kitty likes red X's: http://69.6.241.242/images/forumPosts/avatar446_0.gif [Broken].[/URL] :rofl:
Seriously, I'm going to decrease the size of those guys a bit, though... :uhh:

That X is pretty awesome :biggrin: :approve:

I would actually love a tiger cub for a pet..although when it grows up, it might eat my head :uhh:
 
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... I really like the tabbies, they look like tigers! :smile:
They are like tigers... especially in the morning when they demand you get out of bed and fix them breakfast! :biggrin:
 
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Sorry to break up the cat theme, but I only have ectotherms. The tortoise, a greek, is Argos (Gus for short) and the newt is Thomas.
 
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I would actually love a tiger cub for a pet..although when it grows up, it might eat my head :uhh:
Wouldn't an animal that large want something more substantial? :tongue:


Okay, I really am sorry about that one. I couldn't just leave it lying there, though. :wink: I wish Art had posted it instead; then I wouldn't feel bad about it.
 
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YEE HAW!. ITS TIME FOR CAT HUNTING SEASON YAY!!!
Im gonna shoot me 12 felines.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/04/12/killing.wildcats.ap/index.html [Broken]
 
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YEE HAW!. ITS TIME FOR CAT HUNTING SEASON YAY!!!
Im gonna shoot me 12 felines.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/04/12/killing.wildcats.ap/index.html [Broken]

Yesterday the Governer said it will never happen. For one, it would make the entire state a joke - the great cat hunters. Also, it would hurt the economy via tourism since the idea is so offensive. I guess they do have a real problem though with an estimated 1 million wild cats that are eating too many birds.
 
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DocToxyn said:
Sorry to break up the cat theme, but I only have ectotherms. The tortoise, a greek, is Argos (Gus for short) and the newt is Thomas.

The baby tortoise is cute :biggrin:
 
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http://home.comcast.net/~rossgr1/3catss.JPG [Broken]

Long hair cats, Matting?
Yep, we know about that. Maybe we can talk some more about that Matting brush Sat. [itex] \dot {x} [/itex] will be very interested!

Back row is Chunky and Pinky in the front is Mr Fuzzy
 
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