I wish she would sit still for anything other than this brush. She's REALLY squirmy when she wants away. Trying to comb her or really get "in there" and examine the mats is not going to happen. The good news is that we're making progress with the brush. One of the mats came off on the brush last night. She seems to hate the brush a bit less than before, so that's good too.
While the lion cut was HI-larious last Summer, I don't want to put her through that again. I had it done earlier in the Summer last year, so she had more time to grow back fur before the weather turned cold. Plus, she's getting older and anything like that can be stressful, even though she's the most happy-go-lucky cat I've ever met. She did beautifully at the groomer - they were all in love with her by the time I picked her up.
For a brief moment I was thinking of buying one of those "dematting" brushes that removes fur from their undercoat....until I saw the prices! Holy cow! They're like $50 MY brushes don't cost that much!
Gut - my other cat LOVES being brushed with my boar bristle hair brush. Because, of course the cat with fur that's no more than 1" long is the one who loves being brushed