I just got done chasing one of my cats around the house with a kitty brush for half an hour, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s GOT to be a better way.
I was hoping somebody out there might have had a similar experience and could offer some advice (or at the very least, swap cute anecdotal cat stories
But anyway, here’s the lowdown:
He doesn’t seem to particularly MIND being brushed, he’s usually purring when the brush is touching his fur, it’s just that he refuses to sit still for longer than 3 seconds to let me do it. Which means I have to chase him down, get in a few quick swipes of the brush, and then repeat as necessary until I’m satisfied with the result.
I’m not being rough with the brush or anything, and like I said, he doesn’t seem to particularly mind the act of being brushed. But I can’t seem to trick him into sitting still for it. He will quite happily sit on my lap and purr for hours on end if I let him, but as soon as a brush enters the equation, it’s like the new york freakin’ marathon over here. I’ve thought about putting a few treats on my lap, but by my rough estimates, it takes him approximately 0.05 seconds to eat one, and I think he gets too many already, and I can’t brush that fast.
Does anybody have any helpful hints they care to share?