Clipper Kitty

The before picture
When Bo and I got Bowser, she was nicely groomed. She had been trimmed “Lion Cut” style which means basically that her trunk was shaved short. She still had long fur on her head, legs & tail and the rest of her was buzz cut, it was adorable, soft, brushable, manageable and she didn’t shed much. It’s been 2 1/2 months and she’s gone back to full fuzzball persian status. We’ve wanted to get her groomed again for a while but all the places we’ve contacted charge WAY too much and we can’t afford it. So I decided we’d try it ourselves. I’m not sure why Bo didn’t stop me at just having the thought of it, he didn’t really agree and said he’d rather take her in to get her groomed but we just can’t afford it and it can’t be that hard to shave a cat right? RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT…. my bad. Here she is on the way to her destiny….(bo has a thing about putting her in plastic bags and swinging her around..)
We spent an hour in the garage with clippers a friend let me borrow (thanks K!) and managed to get a strip shaved down the middle of her back. That was all. We were done. So our poor kitty now has a nice skunk like stripe down her back of short hair and the rest is just fuzzy busting at the seams. It’s a really poor picture showing her pretty little short fuzzy stripe but it was the best i could get at the time. I’ll get better pictures next weekend after we take her into a salon to get her groomed. Yup, we caved, but we also found a place that said they’d do it for less than 50% of the price of all the other local places, they are insured, they’ve had the same cat groomer for 8 years now so we’re praying for the best.

And just for fun, here’s the snow that was falling just about 15 minutes ago. It’s sunny and bright outside now but we had snow for a few minutes.

3 Replies to “Clipper Kitty”

  1. Thank you for updating Kari, you know that all I do is sit around and wait for something interesting in your guys life to happen so I can read about it. Is that sad? I think it is =(


  2. Too funny! He has the opposite of a mohawk! Oli just went to the groomer again today. Now he has a cute yellow bandana with little monkeys on it. It’s adorable. Although he’s small, I think he’d probably kill me if I tried to get near him with clippers myself. So, I leave that up to professionals :)

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