Well suppose you don't have a paper towel handy? I've often been in that situation. So I just wet my hands and then I brush the cat or dog with my wet hands, going head to tail. In no time, I have furry mitts on my hands. Horrible, right? Nope. I just rub my hands together and this rolls the hair until it's one long roll and my hands are dry. It's simple, effective, and of course the cats and dogs love it.
I'd love to hear your tricks for grooming your furry loved ones.