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Cat lovers rejoice, you can now "lick" your cat clean yourself by using this new device

Have you ever looked at your cat cleaning itself and thought, "hmm, you missed a bit buddy"?

Or perhaps deep down you know your cat is a free spirit and simply using you for food , and wish to create a scenario in which it relies on you for something?

If either of the above ring true in any way - or if you simply wish to become a cat - then you may want to consider using the uniquely monickered Licki Brush.

Owing to their rough tongues and dexterity, cats have been doing a passable job of cleaning themselves since the dawn of time.

Anatomically, a cat's tongue is designed specifically to do two things: groom fur and consume prey.

You Can Finally Lick Your Cat With This Innovative Pet Brush The O'Maras have already raised a third of their cat capital on Kickstarter

However, self-confessed "cat entertainment enthusiasts" and married couple Tara and Jason O’Mara have come up with an innovative invention which means cleaning your cat is essentially outsourced to you, the lucky owner.

The Licki Brush may seem somewhat eccentric but think of it this way - NO MORE HAIRBALLS.

How does it work?

Essentially a tongue-shaped silicone pacifier, the owner / groomer simple bites onto the mouthpiece and pulls the "tongue" piece over the cat's fur wherever required.

"The Licki brush is a natural thing that cats would want," Tara O’Mara told The Daily News . "They groom each other. They like being pet. So we were like, why don't we just try licking them back?"

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You Can Finally Lick Your Cat With This Innovative Pet Brush The brush in action

So maybe there was a gap in the market after all.

The O'Mara's did do their research. Jason tried "licking" their three cats with a clean sponge he clamped between his teeth, and the cats apparently loved it.

As for the future of the Licki Brush, the product page also encourages users to "invite your friends and their cats over for Licki parties," which are exactly what you think they are.

"Don’t be surprised if your cat licks you back!" adds the page.

Can't wait.

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