Monday, April 4, 2016

Grooming Advice from Morris the Cat - Giveaway

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With spring coming up and after that, the dreaded bathing suit season (eek!), I know everyone's searching for ways to look their best. And my 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.

In case you're not familiar with this illustrious feline, 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/

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
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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
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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
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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! 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 & Prospurr website [http://prospurr.9lives.com/] to enter. Then, 'paw it forward' by tweeting #MorrisFeeds, and Morris will donate a bowl of 9Lives cat food to a kitty in need.


Win It!

One person will win a Well-Groomed Kitty Kit that includes:
9Lives Paté Favorites Variety Pack wet cat food
PetSafe Egg-Cersizer Meal Dispensing Cat Toy
Furniture Hair And Fur Remover Mitt + Pet Toy Ball

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55 comments:

farmgirl said...

I have 2 rescue kitties, Mongo and Midge.

heymissvirginia said...

My Kitty's name is Aphrodite.
heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

jakiesmom said...

His names James

Kim said...

My kitties are Piper Jean, Tigger, Junebug, Loki, Lola and Muffin!

Crystle Tellerday said...

I have a orange cat named morris and a black cat named blackie and a calico cat named rainbow

Charlene E said...

My cats are Tater, Booble, Michonne, Clementine, MoJo and Khaleesi

Angela Kinder said...

I have several but the one that needs it the most is a medium-haired orange tabby named Cheeto. She sheds like crazy!

Keri said...

My cats name is bomber.

Keri said...

My cats name is bomber.

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Elena said...

My cat's name is Sammy

Sharon Schoepe said...

We have four cats. Their names are Luna, Alani, Hara and Nikky

Kayley said...

my cat's name is Annabeth. :)

rubynreba said...

My cats are Ruby and Reba! You'd never guess, would you??

Steph said...

Our cats name is Figgaro. Figgy for short.

Susan Genna said...

I have two male Ragdoll Cats. Romeo will be 3 in May. Apollo will be 2 in May.


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tat2gurlzrock said...

I have a senior named Scooter and I also take care of four feral kitties- Princess,Dot,Goblin and Mini Me

imbigwillie said...

Huey.

katy said...

I have Shadow, Rocky, Rambo, and my only girl, Tinkerbelle.

Tina Woo said...

My oldest cat's name is Lulu, although we usually just call her Queen B.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I've got two cats - Kitty and Kicia. Kicia means "kitty" in Polish :)

Heather! said...

My cats are Lily and Echo.

Anne said...

My cat's name is Crow (he's a black cat, is very smart, and was a wild creature who came to my yard for food, so it fits).

Shelly Leatham said...

All our babies are rescues! We have Simba who is 11 years old, and our babies Charlie and Renee who are almost 7 months old!

Rachel Griesmer said...

My cats name is Huey Lewis

tannawings said...

I have FIVE cats Ozzy, Spyder, Minnie, Keesta and Angus. If there is anyone covered oon hair, it is me :) Plus I feed a colony of ferals!
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aperry said...

Our cat's name is Whiskey.

Melissa Storms said...

Our cats name is Tao, she is a 3 year old tortie.

Sue Hull said...

I dont have a kitty. My daughters cats name is Rocky and my nieces cats name is Kiki.Thank you for the chance :)

Julie Waldron said...

My daughter has a cat named Cosmo.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My cat is called Branston.

Terri Irvin said...

Mrs. Fleasley and Visby are the two adult cats and Parma is the kitten. The grandkids have another set of nick names for them as does my hubby.

Charlene S. said...

My cat is named Oreo and he is a sweetheart.

Synaptrix777 said...

I have two cats, one is pandora and the other is gato.
ALONA Y.

Kelly g said...

I just call her momma kitty and she responds. lol

Renee said...

Cheeto, Buster, and TJ and they are shedaholics and they need to go to rehab before my husband throws them outside!!!

Dana Matthews said...

My sweet kitty is affectionately known as Damn Cat!

Michele P. said...

My cat is named Stubby, since he has a stub tail :)

Leela said...

Snowball2.

Stacy said...

Mine are Pewter, Raffy, and Thera.

Jessica Naca said...

our cats name is charlie!

amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

Our kitties names are Daisy and Sylvester......

Emily Benzing said...

i have 2 kitties! Stormy & Jimmy!

wen budro said...

Our cats are named Sheila and Pantera.

jbmthill said...

I have 2 black cat brothers that I adopted and kept their names, although not the greatest names, they are great cats! BoBo and JoJo

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Jenn said...

I have two cats, Harley, and Raphael.

LeAnn Harbert said...

My cats are Fats and Frankie

Kayla Stratton said...

His name is Handsome. :)

marnie470 said...

Our cats are named Henry and Roy.

Jessica said...

We have 2 cats, Bowser and Princess.

Kim Reid said...

We have 2 cats, Brady and Shadow!

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Laurie Murley said...

My cats name is cotton

Shakeia Rieux said...

Bootsy, Baby, Bubbles and Bandit

Breanne said...

My cat's name is Sydney.

lilyk said...

Tiger