Mom in Training: "Kitty Style" Advice from Morris the Cat and 9Lives - #Giveaway Ends 4/20

April 5, 2016

"Kitty Style" Advice from Morris the Cat and 9Lives - #Giveaway Ends 4/20


With spring coming up and after that, the dreaded bathing suit season (eek!), I know everyone's searching for ways to look their best. And my readers have a 'paw up' on the competition because we're about to get some style and wellness tips from someone who knows a thing or two about looking awesome... I'm talking, of course, about Morris the Cat.

In case you're not familiar with this illustrious feline, Morris is the original celebricat, starring in over 50 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s up through today. He's even been called "the Clark Gable of cats," and that's about as debonair as it gets! In his "Dear Morris" column, he'll be answering some readers' 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/


Dear Morris,
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.

Sincerely,
Hairy Harry


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!


Dear Morris,
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?

Sincerely,
Fur-ustrated Mamma


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.


Dear Morris,
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?

Sincerely,
Fashion Faux-Paw


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. Readers, 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.

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Win it:  One lucky reader will win a Well-Groomed Kitty Kit. This giveaway will end April 20th at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.  Prize fulfillment will be made by the sponsor, I am not responsible for prize delivery or lost or stolen deliveries. Open to residents of the US.

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37 comments:

  1. My cat likes to sleep with our St. Bernard dog. They are the best of buds.

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  2. I have 13 cats. I have a rescue for elderly cats.Most of them don't have any teeth. 1 with high blood pressure. 1 that has only 1 kidney. And so on. Elderly cats have elderly health problems. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  3. I have two cute tabby cats. They are so playful and loving

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  4. I have a bunch of fluffy rescues! Two sisters, Loki and Lola, then Piper Jean, Junebug, Muffin and one boy Tigger!

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  5. I have two black cat rescues because no one else wanted them. Don't believe the myth about them being bad luck. (Laura DeLuca)

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  6. My cat is a sweet 11 year old boy, named Brody. He loves to curl up next to me every night at bedtime and keep me warm, lol.

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  7. We have a small heard of 6 cats and 1 bunny that thinks he is a cat. My oldest cat is 9 and lately I have been having a lot of migraines I swear he knows when one is coming. He is a big boy about 15 lbs and he will wrap himself around my neck right before one sets in and if it is bad enough to put me in bed he will lay on my pillow across my head.

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  8. We have 3 cats. Simba is my 11 year old Mama's boy! Charlie and Renee are 7 month old rescues!

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  9. My cat is older but he still loves to play.

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  10. I have two cats. One is named Sammy and the other Midnight. Both are super sweet cats!

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  11. Jessica ToApril 06, 2016

    Buster loves us to rub his belly.

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  12. He is 3 years old and his name is Camo. He sleeps with my daughter every night and he loves to sit on your lap.

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  13. Well, right now my kitty, Tao is trying to get sit on my computer.

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  14. Cindy MerrillApril 06, 2016

    I have two wonderful Cats, Fred and Ginger! Fred is my alarm clock, wakes me up every morning at 5 am sharp.

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  15. My cat's name is Salem and I've had him for almost 5 years. He is a black cat, and he is so sweet and friendly. He likes to get his head scratched and he loves to play outside.

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  16. We have an outdoor cat name Snookie and shes the sweetest thing. I wish I could have her indoors. She just popped up a few months ago. Would love to win this for her.

    Thank you for the giveaway

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  17. I've got two and one is shy and the other is super friendly.

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  18. She thinks she's a person...a very lazy person.

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  19. My cat has real long hair, she needs lots of grooming!

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  20. He loves to sit by the window and talk to the birds.

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  21. We have four cats - Luna, Alani, Hara and Nikky. They love drinks from the bathroom sink

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  22. My cat, she loves to cuddle on the couch.

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  23. My cat likes to eat black olives.

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  24. My cat is a cancer survivor, he's 13 years old. In September a mass was found in his pancreas and he was given 3 months to live, but he underwent surgery followed by chemo and is now thriving and is 6 months in remission.

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  25. They are lazy and stuck up felines.

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  26. I have 2 cats that love to play fetch! Jodi Wresh CIAwoman66@yahoo.com

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  27. we have a shelter cat, took him a while to get comfortable here but he's totally spoiled now

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  28. He is my Autistic son's best friend name dozzy

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  29. I have two precious old lady kitties that are very spoiled and loved.

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  30. Our cat, Cutie, is part of the family. She is very sweet & spoiled!

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  31. I have 2 cats named Tabby & Boots who are the sweetest!

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  32. I have 2 cats, both boys, who love to play with each other and others.

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  33. We have 2 cats, Bowser and Princess. We're talking to a breeder right now and will probably be getting one from her next litter who we will name Yoshi :)

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  34. I don't have any cats,but my friend does.Her cat's are very playful,and likes to play with your shoestring

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  35. I don't have any cats,but my friend does.Her cat's are very playful,and likes to play with your shoestring

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  36. My furry friend came with our new home, he was always up under the house meowing constantly and I recently managed to get him to start coming up on the porch for food and come to find out he is super snugly and a full blooded Siamese and has made himself right at home as a house cat!

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  37. my cat cotton is long haired and she leaves hair everywhere but I still love her

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