Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Misty and the Lion Cut
Realizing that my cat was becoming a tangled mess, I decided to call our vet to make an appointment for a "lion cut." The lion cut is when the vet and/or groomer shaves the cat down to the skin but they leave the lower part of the legs, the lower section of the tail, and entire face intact. The length of the trimmed hair is like that of a buzz cut.
After employing a few CIA-like tactics to get Misty in her carrier yesterday morning, I drove a very annoyed cat to the vet. I dropped Misty off around 9 am and then went to work. Later yesterday afternoon, the vet's office called me to let me know Misty was ready to go home and this is my baby, apres-lion cut!
Here is an up-close view of her tail:
I have had family and friends ask me if Misty gets cold, especially in winter, after her haircut. Yes, she can get cold but we leave blankets for her all over the couches and she cuddles in them right away. She also hangs out on top of my husband's computer monitor in his home office. It is very warm. Misty also cuddles under the blankets with us when we go to bed.
I feel bad that Misty had her lion cut in winter but she couldn't continue with all those matts in her fur! Despite her close-cropped 'do, I know she is happy to have all those matts gone!