June 12th 2010 8:46 am
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You see I really don't like being brushed. I try my best to keep my fur un-matted by myself but I've been doing a horrible job lately. Mom thinks its because I'm shedding so much now with the change in temps here. It's pretty hot now.
But I seem to get tiny mats of fur on my sides and right in the middle of my back. It's nothing really noticeable until someone pets me. If mom takes the slicker brush to me, it seems to go right over the mats. So, over the last 3 days, mom got out the comb and has been working on getting these mats out. I DO NOT like it when she pulls at these mats. I growl, hiss, spit and try to bite and scratch her, so she quits and leaves me alone.
Well, she's been working on them but there was a few mats on my sides that the comb just goes over but yet you can feel them when you pet me. So, mom tried again a few minutes ago. She got a hold of one of those mats and I attacked mom. I wrapped my body around her arm and I clawed her hand up with my back claws (I don't have front claws anymore for that reason) but I sunk my teeth into mom's forearm and boy did she scream. Now she's bleeding all over the laundry room floor and I guess mom didn't like that. She grabbed me by the back of my head and she held my face down into the floor. I'm growling and hissing and trying to squirm my way out of that choke hold she had me in but she didn't relent. (I'm pretty sure there's a face imprint in the linoleum now too). She took that comb and pulled at those mats on my sides until she got every last one of them. Then she let go of me. It didn't take but maybe a minute but it seemed like forever. On the bright side...my fur is slick and smooth now and it feels so much better!
Note to self...don't piss off mom and definitely don't bite, scratch and draw blood...I don't want my face planted into the floor again anytime soon!
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Sounds like a good plan there Tigger.
I think your Mom won that round.
I'm not so sure mom won that round...the puncture wound from my teeth in her forearm is swollen and red and a bruise mark is forming down the middle of her arm towards her wrist. She's cleaned the wound a handful of times now and hoping it doesn't get infected so she'll have to keep an eye on it.