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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Morris The Cat is Back With Grooming Tips for Kitties!

Hello and Happy Thursday Purrsday! With spring coming up and after that, the dreaded bathing suit season (eek!), We know everyone's searching for ways to look their best. We’re happy that our readers have a 'paw up' on the competition because we're about to get some style and wellness tips from someone who knows a thing or two about looking awesome... I'm talking, of course, about Morris the Cat. Thanks so much for stopping by, Morris! It’s always a pleasure to have you. 
In case you're not familiar with this illustrious feline (we don’t know how someone couldn’t know who Morris is, but you never know!), Morris is the original celebricat, starring in over 50 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s up through today. He's even been called "the Clark Gable of cats," and that's about as debonair as it gets! In his "Dear Morris" column, he'll be answering some readers' burning questions about good grooming, and he's also giving away a human-sized, 9Lives-branded bathrobe, a $300 Spa Finder gift card, and a whole year's supply of 9Lives cat food! Enter at his website: http://prospurr.9lives.com/ (Just think how happy your favorite shelter would be to get that food!)



 OK, Morris, take it away!
Dear Morris,
I love my cat, Baxter, but man, does he shed! Every time I leave the house I'm covered in cat hair. It's getting to the point where we can't even cuddle together without me looking like the sticky side of a lint roller! Unleash your wisdom, Morris... there must be something I can do.
Sincerely,
Hairy Harry





Dear Hairy Harry,

If your cat is shedding on you, the thing you should tell him is... "thank you!" Being covered in cat fur means you get to look like a cat, which means you get to look more awesome. However, if this isn't your desired effect (although I can't imagine why it wouldn't be), try wearing clothes the same color as your cat to camouflage the fur. Kind of like a cat camouflages himself in clean laundry--hey, come to think of it, that could be why you're always covered in fur! You can also try brushing Baxter a couple times a week to remove excess fur and redistribute the natural oils on his skin--now, that's what I call a win-win!




Dear Morris,
My teenage daughter spends 45 minutes in front of the mirror every day primping and brushing her hair. I think this is excessive but she tells me it's what makes her happy. Morris, since you always look fabulous, I thought you could give me some advice--what's the best way to get her to spend less time in front of the mirror?
Sincerely,
Fur-ustrated Mamma



Dear Fur-ustrated Mamma,
I know it may seem like I just wake up looking this good, but believe it or not, I put in lots of long hours licking my fur. In fact, as a cat, I groom up to 50% of the time I'm awake. Grooming not only makes you look good, it can be used for meditation--kind of like focusing really hard on a red laser dot. So I say, take the time you need to feel your best--whether it's 5 minutes or 45. It's a very purrsonal choice.
Dear Morris,
Lately I've been looking slightly less than my best, which is unfortunate because I just started a new job and I wanted to make a good first impression. But instead, my eyes are all puffy and I just haven't been my chipper self. I'm not sure how to get out of this style rut. Morris, can you help me get my grooming groove back?
Sincerely,
Fashion Faux-Paw



 Dear Fashion Faux-Paw,
Let me shed some light (and some fur) on this situation. The main thing I took away from your question is that you're STRESSED! Starting a new job can be stressful and can lead to falling out of typical routines and lack of sleep. I should know because every time I start shooting a new commercial, I only sleep 15 hours a day instead of 16. But don't despair! There's one failsafe way to calm those nerves and give you back your glow. I'm talking about a massage, specifically a kitty massage. We kitties LOVE to give massages--well, we think of it more as kneading but you humans don't seem to know the difference. A kitty massage will help you relax, and in turn, feel and look better. Plus, it's purr-ty much impossible to feel stressed when you have the love of a cat.
There you have it! (Mommy says that little massaging cat may put her out of business! MOL) Thank you, Morris the Cat, for sharing this invaluable grooming advice. Readers, how many of you have a good-looking, well-groomed feline at home? You could win them a whole year's supply of delicious 9Lives cat food, plus a human-sized, 9Lives-branded bathrobe and Spa Finder gift card for you! Just go to Morris' Live Well & Prospurrwebsite to enter. Then, 'paw it forward' by tweeting #MorrisFeeds, and Morris will donate a bowl of 9Lives cat food to a kitty in need. How cool is that?


But that's not all! Morris has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  One lucky reader in the US is going to win a Well-Groomed Kitty Kit! What's inside is a surprise!  Readers outside the US can designate a friend or shelter to receive the prize if you win. Enter via the Rafflecopter below and good luck!!


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  1. morris....ewe R total lee rockin yur tie !!! thanx for sharin theeze tipz & best fishes
    two everee one on winnin de awesum grooming kit; AND winnin a yeerz supply of food... total lee rocks !!!

    ~~~~~ waves two ewe lola & lexy ♥♥♥

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  2. We love Morris and we love you too. You are our L today for the A-Z challenge. XO

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  3. Thanks for the tips! Morris sure is a smart cat.

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  4. It's generous of Morris to share his wisdom with the rest of us.

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  5. I love Morris and his dry wit.

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  6. Morris is so funny. I loved reading his responses. Wow! 50 commercials! That's quite a feat.

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  7. We currently have four dogs and two cats - down from five and three after losing my deaf hound girl, Ran, last April and our senior Maine Coon, Koneko, in February. Even with less animals, we have plenty of grooming to do and we're doing a trial adoption for a sweet, semi-feral, long-haired cat this weekend. If it works out, we'll once again have a long-haired cat. Another one we need to make sure we keep groomed. I can use all the help I can get.

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  8. Thanks for the advice.And thank you for the giveaways.

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  9. I have 5 cats so any grooming supplies would be greatly appreciated.

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  10. We really enjoyed this post, Calvin loves to always look his best.

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  11. i dont have cats, but we had them at the barn. i love Morris the cat. he had done so much good for the cat industry and pet owners. i usually donate any cat products that i win to Safe Haven Cat shelter and rescue. they have a pet food bank as well.

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  12. My cats like being groomed, but my mom's senior cat Lily absolutely LOVES being brushed!

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  13. I groom 2 of my 4 cats because they like it,the other ones don't.Reading this post really helps

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  14. I groom 2 of my 4 cats because they like it,the other ones don't.Reading this post really helps

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  15. One of our cats HATES being groomed. He is rescue annd I dont know if it is a factor or not. I think he has angora in him, he has such fine fur. Smart as a whip. We shave him once a year!

    ellen beck on form tannawings at gmail dot com

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  16. These pics are so utterly adorable.

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  17. Great tips. Luckily both my guys love being brushed.

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  18. I have one cat that hates to be brushed. Hates hates hates it. Loves to e petted but will bite and kick at a brush. We get him shaved.
    ellen beck

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  19. I just love these tips! We recently adopted a long haired Siamese cat and I could totally use the tips for him :)!

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  20. Times have definitely changed for men over the past couple of decades. This is because more and more men are paying far more attention to their grooming habits then their fathers ever did. One new sign of the times is mens salons that feature a broad range of grooming products designed specifically for men such as skin creams, anti wrinkle lotions and moisturizers. mens body wash

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