Me and My Slicker Brush

There is only one thing that will get me out of this bed right now...

I always talk about how much I love being brushed, but not just any old brush will satisfy me! It has to be a slicker brush — one of those brushes with the tiny metal tines. It’s like getting the best scritches ever.

My whiskers are telling you how much I love this

I am always ready to be brushed with the slicker brush!

I bet you can hear me purring, even though this is only a photograph!

Supposedly, you shouldn’t use these brushes around a cat’s face — I say FEH on that! That is my favorite place to be brushed. My human lets me direct where and how I want my brushing, and even she is not clumsy enough to get the tines near my eyes.

Even my whiskers are vibrating

The chin brushing is my favorite part.

Geez, my neck looks weird here!

Can you tell I am smiling?

This feels so good I can barely take it!!!

My human needs to clean the fur out of this thing — and brush me some more.

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  1. says

    You look like you’re really enjoying that, Sparkle! Pierre loves the slicker brush, too, but only on his face. He will insist on more and more on his cheeks until his skin gets red under his white fur from the tines, then gets cranky when the head peep takes it away.

  2. says

    Squeeee!! Sparkle all those photos could have been ME!! The slicker is my fave brush for sure. And Mom L lets me direct where and what pressure when using around my head and face. And rubbing my cheeks on it are hheeeeeeaaaavvveeennnn!!!!!! I like being brushes all over with it.

  3. says

    Oooo we need one of those! MomKatt has a regular brush but I bet that’s nowhere NEAR like a slicker brush!

    You look SOOOOO happy!


  4. says

    I don’t have a slicker brush, I have a furminator now. And I love brushies! Side face brushies are cool. So are chin brushies. In fact, when mommy waves that furminator at me I come running! It feels sooo good. Don’t you pity the kitties that don’t like brushies? That is soo sad!

  5. says

    Whoa! You look like you’re in heaven! TW had this brush for the cats that came before me. Since she never throws anything out, she still might have it. I bet I know where too. I love my FURminator although TW thinks Pop uses it too much.

  6. says

    Gracie loves her slicker brush, too, Sparkle. Zoe likes it, but is so active that she races off to do stuff after a few brush strokes. Moosey does NOT like being brushed. At all. Go figure! :)

  7. says

    Yup, I have exactly the same brush for the kitties. Miss Frankie loves to be brushed with it so much that she will even brush herself when my arms get tired. Since Miss Frankie likes to be petted 24/7 I think she thinks brushing and petting are the same thing.

  8. says

    Hiya Sparkle, the P.A. sent me to investigate this new-fangled Slicker brush that mew’re showcasing today… and I can tell by your blissed-out expression that this gizmo is a total ‘must-have’ and I’ll be ordering immediately fur all memfurs of the Kitty Clan (UK) Division

    Thanks so much fur sharing


    Basil xox

  9. says

    Mom discovered that Giulietta’s slicker brush works quite well on the rug (as well on us) after Giulietta has left her floof all over it. MOL! We can tell how much you love that, Sparkle. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  10. says

    Oohhh… that looks like a super brush, for sure.

    I like gettin’ combed with my Greyhound comb. Wish the peeps would get a second one. There’s a reason they have two hands, you know? MOUSES! I should blog ’bout that sometime.

    Nissy #Niss4Senate

  11. says

    You sure look like you’re enjoying that brush Sparkle! I hate to be brushed but maybe I’d like one of those. Hmmm. We’ll see. Isabella doesn’t mind being brushed so she gets Furminated. I refuse to have that done to me!


  12. says

    oh, Sparkle, now we want “the brush” 😀 we can tell you really enjoyed that :) each of us loveslovesLOVES to have our neck and chin brushed. our mom got us a new brush that has bristles plus longer, plastic “tines” that are sort of like your metal slicker.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  13. Baby Tali says

    I loves the brushes too Sparkle..any brushes will do..why does your neck look so skinny?? mol..also I wants one of them fluffy cloud beds too!

  14. says

    Oh, Sparkle my darling! We are slicker brush soul mates–mine is pink but lots of little tines have fallen out so it is time for the Human to go to the Temple of Pet Smart and buy me a new one.

    I think she resents how much I love the brushies–she thinks it is sad how much louder I purr for the brushies than I do for just her giving me pets.

    This is kind of norty, but I think it is like when the ladies have little items from Good Vibrations hidden in their drawers and think they’re better than….well, you know.

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