Star has this in common with Monica..
Star's fur is soooo soft, no guard hairs, all soft under-fur. Her belly fur is curly all the time, the rest of her fur is curly when it's wet. But Star does a great job keeping it smoothed out. Usually.
It has been rain rain rain rain around here lately and the humidity has been hovering around 97%. Seriously, you have to wring the air out before you can breath it! So guess what's happened to Star's fur?
Yup, POOFY! Frizzy fluffy puffed up! Even the parts of her hair that don't appear curly are extra fluffed out! She feels like she has twice as much fur as usual!
Just look at this curly tummy and legs!
Trust me, she's not usually this puff puff baby!
But it's causing a problem.. Because her hair is so soft and downy, it has been tangling. A lot.
Star usually grooms so well that I never have to look for furballs in her coat, but I went to rub her tummy the other day and felt some. Not good. So far I've had to cut matted balls of fur from each of her arm pits, up and down her pantaloons, on her thighs and near her neck.
And is she a baby about it! My gosh, she screamed so loud the first time I took scissors to her that I swore I must have cut skin not fur! My hands were shaking as I looked for blood. Nothing.. Not even close to skin! I made another cut, in the middle of the mat, and she screamed again! Still shaking, I made a cut AWAY from her mats, not touching any fur, just snip in the air.. Yup, she screamed...
Greg, who was holding her while I worked on the mats, was convinced I was slicing her skin.. I think he thought we were going to have to go to the vet to get her stitched up! But no, she was just being a drama queen..
Star is 14.. We've had her for 12 years.. And this is the first time I've seen her behave like this! Seriously! Is it age or did she think her daddy would make me stop if she cried?
Oh by the way, Leo is as sleek and smooth furred as usual.. Must be a girl thing.