I'm mostly a short-haired kitty sorta person.
Nice sensible cats.
Not like this guy:
Keeps his paws clean.
Keeps that tail under control.
But that big bushy tail is really the most normal fur the guy has.
Long, long guard hairs that keep going after the end of his lick.
The rest of his fur is just pitiful.
It is ALL FLUFF.
There's nothing there.
Not guard hairs and puffy insulating bits, but all poof.
When you go to pat him, your hand goes through the fur to the kitty as if all that floof's just an optical illusion.
Which is odd, but not the problem.
The problem is his fur is so fine and flyway light that it ties itself in knots.
He's pretty good at caring for it, and keeps his ruff and general floofiness in good order.
But his little underarms rub together and make mats, also inside his hips.
I managed to clip and tug and get those cleared up, but now I'm worrying about maintenance.
It isn't really a brushable area, though I'm trying.
So what do people with really fluffy cats do?
And do any of you guys have experience with baby-fine fur like this?