Murphy's ears mat if the wind blows too hard! Misty's on the other hand hardly ever mat, and when they do it's normally one I can tease out with my fingers. I use thinning scissors on Murphy's problem area, the soft fuzzy hair to the back, and under his actual ear, to try and keep them short and neat now. Both get brushed using a pin type brush, and I also have a mat splitter: http://www.petsathome.com/shop/matt-...by-mikki-26687 to help with the tough knots, it just slices through without seeming to tug.
Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.