I wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that this year, I’m participating in fun promotion involving Furminator and my pal Romeo. It’s to celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day, which is April 30! Furminator is going to give a Furminator de-shedding tool and a cash donation to Romeo’s May FURPOWER charity. And they are also giving me a Furminator that I will be sending to one of my readers! That’s right — I am having a contest!
I haven’t decided yet what the contest will be, but I will make a decision over the weekend and announce it on Monday. My human is not convinced that my original idea was a good one: I wanted kitties to send in photos of hairballs they hacked up and have everyone vote on the best one! She thought that was “gross” and said she didn’t want to have to crop and resize a bunch of pictures of hairballs. What a wimp! But I want to do something more original than just give it to “the floofiest cat” or something like that. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know! My human is in the background yelling, “NO HAIRBALLS!” but don’t listen to her.
LOL, you guys are funny! I HAVE come up with a great contest idea and will announce it Monday. And just to let the squeamish among you know, there is hair, but no hairballs involved.
Mrs. Mecomber says
Oh hey, Sparkle– Livvy still hasn’t coughed up any disgusting juicy hairballs, but one of my other cats did today! And I got PHOTOS! So, if you decide to have a contest on hairballs, I’m IN, baby! Might as well start writing my name on that Furminator! 😉
Shandy's Mum says
Hey Sparkles. Shandy our cat told me how about the kitties sending in a photo showing them in action using their best talent, you know, like biting and scratching Mum & Dad when they go to use the non-Furminator on the fur (that shows co-operation – with the cat’s principle that she/he can groom her/his own fur, although I would say it shows non-cooperation with the human who is just trying her/his best to get rid off the fur-balls). May the fur-balls be terminated. Thanks for the competition says Shandy.
We don’t know why your human didn’t like your idea. Our mommy says she wouldn’t take a picture anyway so maybe you should do something else.
Junk Drawer Kathy says
I’m sorry, but I have to vote for hairballs. I’ve blogged cat poo and pee and no one ran away in horror.
Oh, what’s that? Your human still won’t approve?
Well, then. How ’bout asking readers to send in pictures of their kittehs’ favorite nap spots. Has to be a spot where it’s unmistakable that a cat sleeps there 18 hours a day. The deeper the crater, the better. We have one on the back of our couch. It is full of hair, of course, as required in the Cat Manual, Page 275.
The Island Cats says
We’re celebrating with Romeo too! We’ll probably do a FURminator giveaway but not sure how yet ourselves.
In my house we have brushing day, when I brush all 6 cats with the furminator. Usually there is enough spare hair to make a whole new kitten… I would rather do that than clean hairballs off my quilt.
Yeah, sorry my friend, I’m with your mummy too…
Barb at WillThink4Wine says
I can relate to the ‘cropping of hairballs’ aversion, Sparkle. ACK!
National. Hairball. Awareness… DAY?!?!
*peals of hilarious laughter*
LIvvy is almost TWO years old and she has never hacked up a hairball (not that I have found, but my closet DOES emit strange smells from time to time… hmmm). So I would be disqualified when it came to hairballs. Unless I made one. I could do that, I’m a crafty person.
But I want a Furminator! Pickmepickmepickmepickme!!! OK OK I know it isn’t fair to all your other adoring fans… *sigh* We await your contest!
Sparkle, I hate to say this, but Mom is right this time. The hair ball pictures would be gross. My brain is mush today so I don’t have any good ideas at the moment. I am sure you will come up with a good idea.