11 Cats Not Impressed With National Hairball Awareness Day

April 26, 2013

Happy National Hairball Awareness Day!

Yes, you read that correctly. There is a DAY (today!) where certain organizations and, ahem, cats work to raise awareness about hairballs.

I’ve teamed up with FURminator deShedding Tools to help spread the word that hairballs don’t have to happen. Hairballs are the result of a cat ingesting fur while he grooms himself. Then, that fur accumulates in the cat’s tummy until he has to yak it up. Hairballs can be dangerous because they can block digestive functions and who wants that? Not me.

So, that’s why I love National Hairball Awareness Day and work each year to spread the word that regular grooming can reduce hairballs. YES.

This year, we wrangled 10 bloggers who also believe that hairball awareness is important. Each blogger groomed their kitties and then used the resulting fur to make a mustache. Then, the “mustached” cats were subjected to a photo shoot. I, too, was tortured in this fashion. But it is all in the name of hairball awareness! Check out these hilarious photos of cats who are just not all that impressed with National Hairball Awareness Day….or mustaches.

But first, to celebrate today, we’re giving away a FURminator deShedding tool to a lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a note in the comments telling me why you need one – it can be a hairball story, a description of your cat’s shedding prowess, anything. I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday, May 1 at Noon EST and the winner can choose which size or hair length you need.

And now I give you CATS with MUSTACHES!


Barnie and Quincy from About Vet Med leverage their mustaches for a little identity fun….


Felix from Cattipper can’t decide if he’s more ticked off about his mustache or his snazzy yellow sombrero. Ole, buddy, ole.


Tripper from Mousebreath is pretending this isn’t happening by fixating on a speck of dirt on the far wall. “Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts….”

Oh, hello there, handsome fellow! This is me, doing what must be done. I do it for hairball awareness. I do it for all feline kind.


At least Cosmo from Catladyland has a funny human.


               Siouxie from Paws and Effect has a HUGE GINORMOUS mustache….it’s bigger than her head! Can you imagine that amount of fur in your belleh? Ugh. Groom that stuff!

If it’s possible, Moo from Your Daily Cute looks even less thrilled about this mustache/sombrero combo than Felix does. But did you SEE that pink nose? Staff just “squeed” out loud.


Apollo from Pawcurious is SO dramatic!

Even though he is not happy, Andy from Hauspanther looks good from any angle.


Charlie from Catsparella wants to go back to his kitty nose, stat!  Human noses are so big and annoying and can’t smell anything.

Listen, people…SCRUBBY IS INNOCENT. Except of being cute.