With the approach of Spring, Bubbles seems to be moulting her winter coat. This results in lots of necessary brushing, which is mostly enjoyed but sometimes not; resulting in several attacks of the hairbrush! When Bubbles has been brushed, she then tends to also groom herself; licking off any loose hair from just under the surface hair layer. Yep, you've guessed it.... This creates GIGANTIC hairballs!
The first time Bubbles ever produced a hairball, I didn't know what was wrong with her. I could hear her making the most dreadful gasping sound; honking like a goose. I was convinced she was choking, until suddenly, a large, slug like object appeared on the carpet: A HAIRBALL!
Bubbles' hairballs are now a common occurrence; dealt with swiftly by a wad of kitchen towel and some carpet spray. But for some reason, the other day, I discovered a large black hairball deposited neatly in my favourite pink shoe....
With a very innocent looking cat, as if to say "Who? Meeeeeeee?"