I'm having a hard time brushing Ruby Jean also. She acts like I'm trying to butcher her or something... she's had a puppy cut all summer because she has that cottony hair also. I want to start growing it out though and I'm going to have to start taking her to a groomer because she just bites at the brush or comb and I can get nothing accomplished!!!I have to put her in the sink in order to comb her now...lol...otherwise I just can't do it. Boy they sure do have a mind of their own don't they?