Thinning the Floof

Photo: Princess, a seal-point ragdoll cat, lying on the floor, spread out trying to cool down. Caption reads: "Too much floof for summer."

Thinning the Floof by Princess Cat

We’re past the middle of summer, in the last month of it, but someone didn’t tell the weather that.

It’s just getting hotter and hotter.  

I know my floofly hair is beautiful, but it gets a little hot.

The human says she understands because her hair gets hot too.  

I didn’t think she really knew what it was like, but then she got me a present.  It’s a hair thinning comb.  

Usually she does my hair with the detangling comb, to try to get out the knots and stop them getting bad.  

The thinning comb does something different. It’s got a thing called a razor blade in it, and when she combs me with it, it cuts off the ends. The human says she has to be very careful with it because razor blades are very sharp. 

It hasn’t made my hair really short or anything. I still look beautiful and floofy.  But I have less hair, it’s not as heavy and hot.  

The human says she can use the thinning comb again and take a little more hair off if it keeps getting hotter.

Maybe she does understand what it’s like.  

My hair mightn’t be quite so heavy and hot, but I’m still very hot.  Even the human and Fanta are very hot.  It’s making us all tired and sleepy.  

I’m going to go for a nap.

Princess, a sealpoint ragdoll cat.


Princess is a seal-point ragdoll cat. Her hobbies include naps, waking the human in the middle of the night, tummy tickles, knocking things off shelves, evading grooming, and petty theft (stealing paintbrushes, pincushions, etc.) Her special skills include jingle ball and fluffy mouse chasing. Her key goal in life is to be adored by everyone, but not actually touched unless she specifically requests it. She is never allowed outside, partly to protect wildlife, partly to keep debris out of her hair, and mostly because she is so naïve she wouldn’t survive five minutes outside. Also known as Pretty Kitty and Snuggle Cat.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.


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