I'd gotten a new pet hair trimmer for shahhe. one with combes, super quiet motor. I gave it a go today. It worked really well! In fact, the motor was so quiet, her very loud purring totally drowned it out. I've never heard her purr this loudly. I didn't push it - didn't go near the back end. I want her to asociate the timmer with calm, happy thoughts. We'll do a little bit more every day, so eventually she'll have nice short hair that she can groom herself.