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Routine Maintenance

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Morning All!

Every once in a while a guy needs to take care of business right?   You know – keep himself in shape, tone it up and clean it up………………..toning it up isn’t tough, you just need a good exercise regime.

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But it’s also important to keep yourself properly bathed and manicured and – well – you know – CLEAN in all areas if you get my drift…………………….

Today Mom was working on the computer and heard me doing a major “lickety-lickety-lick-lick-lickety” sound and when she turned around, she could plainly see that I was “down for routine maintenance” – kinda like an elevator sign in a high rise.   HAHAHA

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As you can see, I perform this task in front of my new best friend……………Mom’s space heater in her office.   I don’t care what the temperature is, it can’t be too warm for me these days and oh boy does it feel great on my achy breaky joints!    I’ve got my feet tucked under my fleece blankie which of course will be my reward (a nap that is) when I’ve finished with my maintenance duties.

Mom thought that was such a swell shot of me she used the zoom and got a closer shot of me working on my chesticles:

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Then, after all was right with my furs in those areas, I moved on to something more – well – important……………….you don’t want anything to ruin the effect of all the handsomeness if you should neglect to clean up all those little HIDDEN spots now would you???

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Mom!  Did you have to zoom in on that one and blow it up so BIG?????   Can’t a guy get any privacy around here?    I guess I know the answer to that one!

I suppose this isn’t as bad as it COULD have been………..but still………….Honestly!

Hugs, Mr. Clean

Grooming 101 (or maybe 102)

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While watching my Mom putting on makeup and doing her hair this morning, it occurred to me that ALL of us like to look good – don’t we?  I mean humans spend a lot of time on grooming and if I really think about it, so do we cats and other critters. 

That led to me realize just how much more DIFFICULT it is for us to stay gorgeous than it is for humans…..We don’t just hop in the shower and come out, dry ourselves off, and fix our hair “just so” and look great…..we have a LOT of hard work to do! 

Case(s) in point:

Cleaning toes…..

Sam doing a bit of grooming!

Combing neck hair – NOT easy!

Sam loves newspaper and tissue - go figure!

The chest and tummy……

AND, don’t forget – we have to do all of this hard work with our tongues!  Yes indeed……and it’s not easy!  Not only that but we get hair (or fur or feathers or whatever) stuck ON our tongues and that’s not fun either!   

And after we’ve gone to ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL that work to look beautiful, and accidentally (or on purpose) eaten ALLLL that hair, we all know what the result of THAT is now don’t we?????  HAIRBALLS – and if you think that part is fun, well, think again. 

So, grooming seems relatively easy for you humans while for we kitties (and dogs, guinea pigs, birds, etc.) it’s not QUITE as easy.  I will admit though that our humans sometimes HELP us with all this work we have to do to be so beautiful…..like in my case, my Mom has that pink brush that she uses on me – that gets rid of a lot of that loose hair (and feels pretty danged good too :D) so I don’t swallow it.

Sam Enjoying Being Brushed

Thanks for helping out Mom!

That concludes my report on Grooming.  Did I remember everything? 

Class Dismissed………….Happy Friday!

Sammy the PURRRFECTLY Groomed Ginger Cat