Oh boy, here is a back view of our Goldie. In just about 3 weeks her fur grew from a splendid mop of soft fuzzy delight into a tangled, matted, felted mess. It comes out in blobs and leaves her skin bare in the back, as you can see. Despite regular brushing and grooming with a comb and a stiff, short brush, it happens.
Even at her best, when we groom her, great big hunks come out and we get a loose pile as big as she is! In this picture I am about to take scissors and cut off an inch or so all around the edge, where the matting is the worst. I will just keep trimming away, a little every other day or so, until all the tangled and felted fur is gone. We'll gently brush and comb as the new comes in and see what happens.
It does not seem to bother her temperament, Goldie can purr like a steam engine!
Anybody else have a similar problem/got ideas/suggestions??? I mean ... what will the guys think?