Scarlett is never happier than when snuggling, and fortunately for her, I am always happy to oblige.
Also, I thought I should give a furminator update. Scarlett loves being brushed with it, and she does seem to be shedding less (she used to shed handfuls of hair at the slightest touch, but now it's just a few hairs here and there). Melly, on the other hand, suddenly decided she hated the furminator after happily submitting to it several times, and now she refuses let it near her. The end result is that even though Scarlett is shedding less, Melly is shedding just as much and I have to vacuum as frequently as before. So unfortunately, the furminator doesn't live up to my high hopes of less cat hair in the apartment, but Scarlett likes it, so it was a worthwhile purchase.
ETA: I should add that the people who make the furminator have no idea who I am and I'm not being paid or otherwise compensated for this review. Also, in case you are looking for your own furminator, I got mine from amazon.com (they are not paying me either), where the cost was a lot lower than at pet stores or on the furminator website.