Who better to answer questions about style and beauty than America’s best groomed cat. I’m talking about my close, personal pal Morris, of course! The world’s most famous celebricat is back on Pretty Opinionated with more advice! This time, he’s sharing a few of his favorite grooming tips for cat lovers and selfie fanatics alike.
If you’ve somehow managed to get through life without knowing who Morris is, he’s the star of over 50 9Lives cat food commercials spanning from the 1970s to today. Some would say he’s the “Clark Gable of cats.” As a former rescue himself (all the Morris’ through the years have been rescues), Morris is passionate about giving back to other cats in need. He’s also become quite passionate about passing on his infinite wisdom through is “Dear Morris” column.
Alex the Fuzz has already taken all this grooming advice to heart. He makes sure his paws and tail are spectacular and ready for photo ops at all times! He’s excitedly awaiting our special package that we’ll receive in exchange for sharing Morris’ advice.
Today, Morris is answering a few 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/
Style & Beauty Tips from Morris the Cat
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.
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!
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?
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.
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?
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. 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 to enter. Then, ‘paw it forward’ by tweeting #MorrisFeeds, and Morris will donate a bowl of 9Lives cat food to a kitty in need.
Will you be incorporating any of Morris’ advice into your own style and beauty routines? Me? I’m all about that massage. Sounds like a perfect way to relax!