Friday, April 27, 2012

National Hairball Awareness Day

Today is National Hairball Awareness Day.  As Jan says, if you live with a cat, you're aware of hairballs.  (Cat hairball problems are just naturally common in cats, all cats, because of their self-grooming habits. Their rough tongues are made to clean themselves thoroughly and , in doing so, they ingest a lot of hair.)

Jan complains, if you live with a number of cats, you wish someone would invent a self-operating hairball sucker machine so you don't have to use a toothbrush to clean the air conditioning unit in the window, or step into a wet slipper in the middle of the night, or -.  As Buddy, Merci & Sam explain, if you live with cats, don't eat those icky things!  Let your human clean up the mess. (Hairballs generally consist of compacted fur, but they often also include food and a coating of mucus.)

We received a FURminator and Jan used it to brush the cats and create a Fur-lebrity.  (The most important and most effective way to prevent hairball formation is frequent grooming to remove the dead undercoat before it is swallowed.)

You might remember that we fired Jan because she isn't very creative and this was the best could come up with for the contest. 

We had a complaint from Bill Gaither's Homecoming Radio that we set Bill's popularity back 40 years.  Well, maybe not 40 years, but at least 40 minutes worth.  No one recognized him.

UPDATE: Um, before readers start stoning Bill or the Homecoming crew, the above is a joke.  No one - neither Bill nor anyone from HR - has complained.  In fact, Tori Taff, one of the co-hosts laughed so hard when she saw it, she asked permission and then posted it on Homecoming Radio's Facebook page.earlier this month.  Thankfully, they all have a good sense of humor, one of the reasons we picked Bill as our Fur-lebrity.  We'd seen Jan's previous artwork.  :)

Sam is still laughing at Jan's first attempt.  Cameron was our biggest fur contributor this year and he couldn't help it that he's a black tuxie dude.

The winner of the contest will be announced today, so be sure to check out FURminator's Facebook page. Even if you aren't on FB, you can still use the link to view their wall.

Thanks to Romeo the Cat and Furminator for allowing us to participate in the contest.  It's been fun.


  1. Since we have no kittehs we dont know about hairballs but we love the things made out of hair - too cute! TGIF friends!

  2. We have always wanted to try the FURminator. Lots of fur around here - not too many hairballs, fortunately.

    Your pal, Pip

  3. I is no kitteh and my blobs ain't kittehs but we has da same issues heres. There is dog hair AAAAAALL overs da place from my brudder. You should see our, maybes you don't.
    And I even has short hairs but my brudder likes to groom me and then hacks up hairballs.

    You really ought to try da invention EVERS!


  4. When are you Funny Farmers going to allow Jan to apply for her own job again? Sheesh! I am sure Bill Gaither can survive the furball image of him going viral on the internet!!! lol

  5. I think that is terrific they are using your fur art!!!!

  6. Whew... glad all turned out well with your fur-lebrity!! I enjoyed participating in the contest with you and the others and really do LOVE the FURminator!

  7. I don't think my human's hairball creation was any better!

  8. We are still smilin at your Fur-lebrity creation! MOL! Hope Jans car gets fixed...

  9. We think you did good with your celebrity fur creature! Happy National Hairball Awareness Day!!

  10. Hi Furiends! Thanks for coming by today--My Human has been slacking on our visiting--I needs me some fingers!

    Hey--I think your Furminator peeps shoulda won the prizes! They made me MOL!!! At least YOUR Human knew about the contest and entered--that's more than *I* can say!

  11. We LOVE your fur people!
    The tuxie guy is GINORMOUS!!!
    xo Katie & Glogirly

  12. Me liked your fur celebrity! Our Mommy did not even try to collect our furs!

  13. It doesn't matter how much I brush or vacuum there is ALWAYS hair.

  14. Great fur people!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  15. The Furminator is the best! We actually kind of like your fur creation, pals! :)

  16. Mom loves the Gaithers! We think Mr. Bill Gaither would appreciate your artwork!
    Happy Sunday,
    ~ Malachi and The Bunch

  17. Good job- so funny! If you need need any more furs for your art projects let us know.
    Tommie would be happy to share.

  18. hello funny farm its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is a grate furlebrity!!! dada sez it luks like it cud be a karakter frum sumthing calld davy and goliath klaymayshun i hav no ideea wot he is tawking abowt but that is nuthing noo ha ha ok bye

  19. Au has a little hairball problem but we think he's over it - crossed paws! We love your hirsute art!

  20. We love the hairball creations!!

    Thanks for helping make Ellie and Allie's 10th Birthday extra special!!

    The Florida Furkids


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