Monday, July 07, 2008

Mancat & Meezer Movie Monday: Grooming!

So yesterday we weren't around because our humans went to the Kaltenberger Rittertournier (Kaltenberg Knights' Tournament). It's the largest Medieval Tournament in Modern Times. Other than the fact that it started POURING just as the tournament was beginning, and the heavy, heavy rains lasted for about half an hour, they had a great time! We will share some photos from the tournament with you all on Thursday, or else you can check out this link. Those who understand German can also check out the German site.

For today, we are presenting you with a video of us grooming. We Sphynx groom ourselves just like other cats do! However, because our tongues cannot keep up with the oils our skin secretes, since we have no fur for the oil to distribute itself through, we need weekly or biweekly baths to keep us healthy. Otherwise the oil builds up on our skin and can cause problems, in addition to rubbing off of objects that we spend a lot of time sitting or sleeping on!



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38 comments

Ana said...

How cute to see you grooming. And how interesting to hear about the oil and the problems it can cause.

michico*Adan said...

It's very very sweet~~~
I like seeing you grooming each other~~
Right now Lego always biting me while I grooming him,
I hope he will know I am not hurting him,
I just groom him, show my good attention.
Hoping he won't bite me while I groom him in very near future~!

Once again, this video really sweet~~ I like Dragonheart keep closing eyes~~ Very cute~~

Babs (Beetle) said...

That's very interesting, about the oil. Like watching you grooming.

Purrs, Sukie X

katztales said...

love the peachy feel of those sphynx kitties... but weekly bath? sounds terrible!

topcatrules said...

Hello you two! How are you going? Waving at you from way over here in Australia. :)

T'Abby Normal said...

I like seeing how helpful it is to have another cat to help with the grooming. I asked my mom if I could get a brother or sister to help me, but she said it was not going to happen. You are lucky!!

goldenshade said...

Very cute grooming session!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oooh, synchronized grooming! We think we would not care for weekly baths! Mom's grooving to your soundtrack! hehehe!

Alasandra said...

Oh the tournament sounds like such fun. The beans got to go to a very small one near us. ~Socks

Sen&Tom said...

Is it an illusion or is there one person working a lot harder than the other here? Hmmmmm?

Mickey said...

Oh boy.we can't wait to see your pics!!
It's neat that you two like to groom together and groom each other.Makes it easy to get those hard to reach spots!
Purrs Mickey

Isis said...

Ooh I love grooming! :)

The Meezers said...

you two are just so cute

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Good Morning Guys!!! You look so cute....ummm...manly....!

Love the video!

Irishcoda said...

Aw, what a sweet video! I'm always learning something new from you guys, this time about the oil secreted by your skin. It didn't cross my mind about cats' secreting oil!

jenianddean said...

You guys are very good groomers ... but I don't know if I could be patient enough to get a bath every week or two.
--Jasper

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Merlin you're so helpful!!! I think you are a very good grooming partner and I'd love to groom with you someday.

Kaze

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You two do groom very nicely together.

Junior said...

Dragonheart-that silly Merlin kept giving you kisses!

Meowm wishes we would grrom at the same time...andnot at night on the big bed when she is trying to sleep!

You two are so cute!

Daisy said...

Grooming is a good thing you two can do together!

Tybalt said...

You two are such cute mancats!

Monty Q. Kat said...

I could use some help with my tail...

TT said...

Grooming is good and you guys are furry cute doing this together.

The Furry Kids said...

You guys are very meticulous! Happy Monday to you!

EG

felinesopher said...

whoo hoo hoo...we love that video, so sweet of you grooming each others:)

love & hugs,
meaouwy troops

The Devil Dog said...

How sweet. And mom loves that song. She can't wait for the tournament pictures.

Roxy

Angus Mhor said...

Dragonheart, it looks like Merlin's licking must have tickled your toes!

My mom and the Sandy Man are thinking of going to Egypt this November for his R&R..how did your parents book their trip and would they mind sharing those traveling details that might be helpful..your mom could email me at angus mhor AT g mailDOTcom..without all the space and with proper symbols, of course..thank you! They're trying to take a trip that avoids the expensive Euro!

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, you two look so cute groomin yurselves and each othur! What snugglebugs you two are. Me and Brainball like snugglin and groomin, too!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Grooming cuties! It's nice to learn how you do things the same but have different needs than us. Be thankful yoo don't get to puke up any hairballs! Hee hee.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We feel fer ya both fer haffin ta take baths efry week. Thats annoyin!

But we have problems wif our furs. Worst is the sticky seeds that get init. They get unner our furs an are hard ta lick or scratch off. They get at the bottom of our tails a lot and The Big Thing hasta pick them out (an we hate hafin him mess around there).

An there are tickies! They grab on an are harder to get off than the sticky seeds! We hafta wait fer The Big Thing ta find them. He hasta hold us down if one hand, seperate our furs wif the 2nd hand, and use tweezers ta pull them off carefully with the 3rd hand!

Praline said...

Wow! Purrfect timing with the music and the grooming. I didn't know about the oil stuff. I guess I have so much floof that the oil gets lost!

Shaggy, Scooby & Scout said...

You guys are darling!

Mr. Echo said...

How nice! I take care of Tenny's eers all the time. What's funny is thay taste kinda good.

Oh, and yur Thursday 13 outtakes looks like most of the pitchurs Mommy tries to take when I'm enjoying beeing difficult.

Lux said...

You guys look so cute! I love where you lick Dragonheart's face, Merlin!

Camie's Kitties said...

Oh, we like to do that too - but sometimes our grooming sessions lead to wrestling matches - do yours sometimes lead there too?

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Sunny's Mommy said...

You two are good washerers! I look forward to seeing your Mom and Dad's photos on Thursday :-D

meemsnyc said...

Such good groomers!!

Furkidsmom said...

Ellie and Allie like to groom each other! Tamir says NO to weekly baths though!!

You two are precious!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids