Wednesday, April 22, 2009

National Hairball Awareness Day and Furball Contest

Friday April 24 is National Hairball Awareness Day!

Our friends Romeo and Pugsley are doing an awesome contest sponsored by FURminator to raise money for Kitten Rescue.

Mom is entering me and Delilah and she says the biggest reason it will change her life is that it really reduces shedding and that will help a lot with housework! She just had surgery and she's not allowed to vacuum for a few more weeks and the amount of fur around the house is insane. The poor Ball Guy has to come over just to vacuum!

The reason it will change my life is Mommy is always threatening to have us shaved and I heard her talking with The Ball Guy recently and I think she's seriously considering it! She brushes us every day and it still doesn't prevent all the knots. The FURminator will eliminate that threat so that I can go back to lying on the clean clothes and black fabric chair without worry. I also have a lot of furballs. I like to clean both myself AND Delilah.

Here are the rules for the contest and a photo of the very handsome Romeo enjoying his FURmination:

To celebrate, and FURminator Inc. ( are sponsoring the “Who’s Your Favorite Furball?” contest.

The winner will receive a free FURminator deShedding Tool and will also see their favorite, funniest, furriest furball featured on and popular pet blogs across the Internet.

Entering is easy!

1. Visit and click on the FirstGiving link to donate $1 (or more if you choose!) to Romeo’s FURPOWER beneficiary of the month, Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles.

2. Submit your favorite, funniest, furriest furball photo (cats only, please!) via email to romeo at romeothecat dot com and tell us how winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!). Make sure to include the following information:

* Your Favorite Furball’s name
* How winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!)
* Your name
* Your email address
* What name you used with your FirstGiving donation

Entries must be submitted by 9 p.m. EST Thursday, April 23, 2009.

3. A Favorite Furball gallery will be posted on leading up to the big announcement.

4. The winner will be selected via a random drawing.

5. The winner will be announced on, and participating blogs at 12 p.m. EST Friday, April 24, 2009.

Contest parameters:

* Contest is only open to cats (sorry doggies!)
* Entrants must be located in the U.S. or Canada
* Entries must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 23, 2009
* Entrants agree to allow their photo to be posted on participating blogs

If you have additional questions, please contact romeo at romeothecat dot com.

Good luck!



Jans Funny Farm said...

Good photos to start this post off. You sure look like you could use a Furminator. So could our floofy Rusty.

Good luck in the contest.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Love those photos of you! Mom never heard of the Furminator before till last week! Hope contest goes well!

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

Good luck in the contest, we love the photos you posted today.

Mishkat said...

Those are the best floofy photos, Samson. We still haven't decided who to submit, but we're posting about this today too. (Tasha just coughed up a hairball in honor!)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We love our furminator. I used to get a couple of hairballs a week and now I have only had one since mum started furminating me just after Christmas.
We can't enter the competition because we live in the UK.

The Creek Cats said...

We wish you both much luck in the contest!!!

Us4 Cats said...

so FURRY great photos !!!

Anonymous said...

Hairballs are yucky! We need to stamp them out for good!

The Island Cats said...

We already have a furminator but we're gonna enter the contest cuz it's a fun way to raise some $$$ for a good cause!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

WOW! Where did you get ALL that fur, Samson?? We don't even come close!! Good luck!

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for letting us know about that contest! Love those pictures of you Samson!