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Last Friday in April in National Hairball Awareness Day
vetstreet.com ^ | 04/24/2014 | MEGAN WINTER

Posted on 04/25/2014 7:53:50 AM PDT by Silentgypsy

The last Friday in April is dedicated to undigested cat fur. Yes, you read that right! April 25, 2014, is National Hairball Awareness Day. To honor that day and the cats affected by the issue it addresses, we've found photos of the cutest kittens and most fetching felines around.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; hairball; kittyping
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1 posted on 04/25/2014 7:53:50 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Slings and Arrows

Pingito


2 posted on 04/25/2014 7:54:18 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Our kitty was coughing a little last night. I got him a drink of water and brought it to him. He seemed to be grateful, and was fine after he drank about an ounce.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 7:59:01 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Silentgypsy

None of my three seem to have any problems with hairballs, although they all seem to be shedding quite a bit lately.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 7:59:24 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Silentgypsy


5 posted on 04/25/2014 7:59:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: NEMDF

Glad to hear your kitty is well! How old is he?


6 posted on 04/25/2014 8:04:42 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Only one of ours seems to have issues, but we give them all indoor hairball control formula (maybe that’s why—maybe not).


7 posted on 04/25/2014 8:06:36 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like an excellent strategy—intimidate the little buggers!


8 posted on 04/25/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I think he is about 5. We got him in March 2013. He spent one of his lives in November, 8 to go. (Had a big, infected cat bite, had surgery, had to wear the cone of shame for weeks due to the first two times we tried to take it off, he was picking at his wound.)


9 posted on 04/25/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Silentgypsy

You are wondering why I brought him a drink if he is not “old”? HA Because I pretty much wait on him hand and foot, and try to do whatever to make his life good. He is spoiled rotten.


10 posted on 04/25/2014 8:11:43 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: JoeProBono

Let SIr Kitty Be Victorious!!!!


11 posted on 04/25/2014 8:17:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Silentgypsy

Should we go around gagging and coughing in solidarity or something? What possible purpose does greater “awareness” of hairballs serve?


12 posted on 04/25/2014 8:20:08 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Silentgypsy

If only we could simply cough up our “national hairball”...


13 posted on 04/25/2014 8:25:38 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: RegulatorCountry

Gagging in solidarity sounds good—particularly at an Al Sharpton presentation.


14 posted on 04/25/2014 8:33:18 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Carl Vehse

Perhaps if we all agree on a time to make it an international effort, we could eliminate several hairballs in one swell foop.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 8:35:23 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Silentgypsy

I’m a dog person, always have been. Don’t dislike cats but just never have had them.

I feel disenfranchised by this. I want a national drag-your-butt-across the carpet day in the spirit of inclusivity.


16 posted on 04/25/2014 8:37:33 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Carl Vehse

LOL! Well done!


17 posted on 04/25/2014 8:39:03 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Silentgypsy; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

18 posted on 04/25/2014 8:47:15 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Silentgypsy

19 posted on 04/25/2014 8:49:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Cute!


20 posted on 04/25/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: JoeProBono

Poor Viking Kitty! I hope he cleaned his helmet afterwards. They cough em big up there.


21 posted on 04/25/2014 8:51:05 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Silentgypsy

How ironic!

I just had to have maintenance come and unplug the drain on my tub.

For some strange reason, a crew of FIVE Uniformed Maintenance Men showed up to accomplish this task. They were new guys, so I assumed it was a training mission.

Now, I am enlightened that this is how they celebrate “National Hairball Day”!

We had a hairball removal party right here in my apartment! :-)


22 posted on 04/25/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Awwww....


23 posted on 04/25/2014 9:00:34 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: left that other site

Undoubtedly!


24 posted on 04/25/2014 9:01:15 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Lol!


25 posted on 04/25/2014 9:02:22 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Sounds good! If you publish the article, I’d be honored to post it! (P.S. We have dogs, too!)


26 posted on 04/25/2014 9:04:00 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Silentgypsy

My hair is 20” long, so it was an impressive hairball.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 9:05:15 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Maybe the current administration can show solidarity with National Drag-Your-Butt-Across-The-Carpet Day by holding an “everybody wins” competition on the Whitehouse lawn, sort of like the Easter egg roll.

That would be quite the photo op. I can’t quite decide if our first lady would win running away with it, or lose badly. I guess it would all depend upon the scoring criteria.


28 posted on 04/25/2014 9:11:52 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Hasn’t the WH lawn been defiled enough by the presence of the kenyan and his National Socialist Democrat Party adherants?

I might guess animal cruelty as well since an ass dragging dog on the WH lawn might contract something foul and deadly from the lawn users referenced above.


29 posted on 04/25/2014 9:16:18 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RegulatorCountry
What possible purpose does greater “awareness” of hairballs serve?

Maybe just a reminder to not walk thru the house barefooted in the middle of the night without turning on the lights?

30 posted on 04/25/2014 9:28:13 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Silentgypsy

I have hairball awareness, alright. Once the cat stars going “wow wow” one is on its way out.


31 posted on 04/25/2014 9:30:28 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

In the five years that I’ve had AndyMan, he’s had two hairballs. That I know of, perhaps he has them outside.

I comb him every day, so there’s very little hair for him to ingest. He loves his grooming time, and basically raises hell if I’m late, marching across my desk, poking me, meowing like a crazy man. LOL

He gets topnotch kitty dinners: 1/3 can of FAncyFeast chicken each morning. Yes, 1/3 of that tiny can. Plus “Solid Gold” crunchies from Petco, 2/3 cup daily. These crunchies have NO grains, soy, corn. His catbox does NOT smell, his coat is sleek, and he’s one happy fellah.


32 posted on 04/25/2014 9:32:01 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Maybe the current administration can show solidarity with National Drag-Your-Butt-Across-The-Carpet Day by holding an “everybody wins” competition on the Whitehouse lawn, sort of like the Easter egg roll.

Very very funny. I didn't want to say LMAO for obvious reasons.

33 posted on 04/25/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

I’m quite sure the derriere challenged would be accommodated, no reason for concern.


34 posted on 04/25/2014 9:55:55 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Silentgypsy

fetching felines?

Don’t you mean retching felines?


35 posted on 04/25/2014 10:28:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Silentgypsy
With our cats every day is hairball awareness day.
36 posted on 04/25/2014 10:30:29 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: RegulatorCountry

I’m a dog person, always have been. Don’t dislike cats but just never have had them.

I feel disenfranchised by this. I want a national drag-your-butt-across the carpet day in the spirit of inclusivity.

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Too funny. Just through something dead and rotten in the middle of the room and watch the fun.


37 posted on 04/25/2014 11:41:26 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: bytesmith

Spell checker failure: through not equal to throw. Or is it another senior moment?


38 posted on 04/25/2014 11:46:21 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: bytesmith
It doesn't even take that much, I think it just itches lol.

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39 posted on 04/25/2014 11:56:24 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
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40 posted on 04/25/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Silentgypsy

41 posted on 04/25/2014 2:55:20 PM PDT by boatbums (Simul justis et peccator.)
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To: Silentgypsy; Slings and Arrows

Boy, are Mrs. F & I ever aware. SHEESH.


42 posted on 04/25/2014 3:17:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

You having problems along those lines?


43 posted on 04/25/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Happy National Hairball Awareness Day.


44 posted on 04/25/2014 7:45:09 PM PDT by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; All
You having problems along those lines?

Yes, it got really bad this week, what with Miss Emmy's post-winter shed going on.

This is also the cat that has zits

Her short fur has this strange quality where the brushes we'd try on her would never "grip" enough to remove old fur.

So in 6 years she's never been properly brushed. Hrblz ran RAMPANT this week.

Ah, but then our vet turned us on to THIS:

The Furminator brush seems to work very well. We're hoping it'll cut down on the hrblz.

45 posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:38 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

You may also want to use an anti-hairball food. I’ve had good luck with Iam’s.


46 posted on 04/26/2014 9:39:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: preacher

And the same to you!!!


47 posted on 04/26/2014 9:56:04 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Last Friday in April in National Hairball Awareness Day

I was late getting my cards out this year.

48 posted on 04/26/2014 9:59:49 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

I’ll ping you next year if you like.


49 posted on 04/26/2014 10:53:23 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: martin_fierro

:-)


50 posted on 04/26/2014 10:56:21 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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