Oct 28, 2008
New Member: Brainball!
Hi, everybody! I'm Brainball, aka the Lion King, aka King Leonidas, aka Calamity Jake. I blog with my brother and sisters at The Ballicus Blog. And I'm proud to be a new member of Floof & Fur!
I came to be in my forever home on August 1, 2001, which Mom and Dad celebrate as both my birthday and my Gotcha Day. For a couple of years before, they knew me as the neighbors' beautiful orange cat. Except that those neighbors moved away and abandoned me. Thank goodness there was Mom and Dad to take me in. I am a lucky big floofy boy. I was Mom and Dad's first cat, and I remain the Alpha Cat and Lion King of the Ballicus Household. Three more Ballicai have followed me -- Dorydoo, Marilyn MonREOW, and MaoMao, and we all get along well.
I understand that you're discussing floof removal! That's a subject near and dear to my heart. I'm not especially fond of being brushed, so Mom has to do it during times I don't pay as much attention to the brush. She's found, for example, that she can brush me effectively while I'm eating! And the Zoom Groom is another excellent tool. I don't mind the Zoom Groom so much, so she uses the Zoom Groom for heavy floof removal and then the regular brush to slick everything up.
I'm a big boy -- I weigh sixteen pounds, but I'm not fat, just broad and big-boned. I am such a large kitty that when I had bronchitis last year and had to go to the vet, I had to be put in one of the dog kennels! At least they gave me plenty of space from the woofies, so I didn't mind too much.
I love food -- dry food, wet food of all flavors, Temptations of all flavors. Mom also gives me daily supplements. I get a teaspoon full of baby food squash every day since older, floofy kitties like me often deal with constipation. The baby food squash really helps with that. And as I have seasonal allergies, Mom gives me fish oil regularly which helps keep the allergies under control.
I love to play with my brother, MaoMao, and my sister, Dorydoo. The three of us are all great friends. Wrestling is so much fun, and we love to play Thundering Herd of Elephants! Marilyn likes to keep to herself, though, and we all respect that. Well, except when MaoMao takes it into his young head to chase her! *grin*
Well, that's my introduction, and I want to say again how happy I am to be a member of Floof & Fur.