Post 1280: my “scritchaholic”…

Andy loves to have his “scritches”. Even when he’s still thinking he doesn’t want to get close to me because he remembers getting medicine the last time he did, I can get close enough to him to rub his whiskers and scratch his ears and chin.

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      • Me either! I have professional clippers (they make virtually no noise and can handle the extremely fine hair of cats) but haven’t attempted to use them more than to trim out matts before I started using professional grooming services. (No matts for the most part since then….!) They always leave the tail in trimmed, so they look like short haired cats with exceptionally bushy tails till their hair grows out again. The hair on their tails is straighter and seems not to matt anyway compared with the rest of their hair. I can’t tell for sure, but brushing the tails, I notice there seems not to be an undercoat, just long, straight hair.

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      • M gets brushed all the time, and the main problems are his undercoat – he doesn’t like his tummy brushed, which is odd since he loves to have it petted. Anyway, mats get trimmed out with cuticle scissors, but I’d never have the courage to give him a full-fledged haircut.

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  1. Greetings Dude! I’m the same way about scritches – the human thinks I don’t know what she’s up to when she gives me scritches – but I know that as soon as I get all relaxed, she’s going to wipe my eyes! So I’ve gotten great at rocketing under the bed!!😹

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      • Awwww! Thanks for the link to your post showing your beautiful Lily and her wonderful big sister! It brought back wonderful memories of my two big sisters and how our bonds started at an early age.

        Oh yeah, cats…! I got caught up in the sweet story you told at the link above and almost forgot to respond to your comment. Don’t be envious, Serafina. If your human gives up catching you for a day, it might be a problem. In Andy’s case, his blood pressure issues are borderline. His veterinarian feels he could go without medicine if I chose, but I feel his eyesight and kidney are important enough (and both are potential Persian kitty problems) that I continue the medication. I doesn’t get to miss it very often. I personally like the kitty time, too, where I hold him and get to let him know he’s a good boy, rub his ears and nose and head, and give him blinky eyes. He’s become a calmer (good!), more affectionate (good!), and more trusting (good) kitty since we began the medicine a couple or so years ago. Originally, I had to wrap him in a towel, burrito style, to give him the medicine. He still turns his head away to try to avoid the medicine, but then he takes it like a good boy. I tell him that, too, before I put him down and give him the kitty treats as a reward for being a good boy!

        Congratulations on the birth of Lily! She looks like a little sweetie!

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  2. What a face….one can read his mind. He is in heaven. They’re all different. Kali will take scritches anytime. Shoko grabs hubby during the news and is all over him. Me, I’m woken at 3am by a kitty that is so busy purring and hitting my head that I can’t help but satisfy her whim for scritches.

    jEAN

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    • Persians often are portrayed as villains in movies, but they have sweet dispositions. Unfortunately, because of irresponsible breeding, they can have breathing issues, drainage and infection issues with those beautiful eyes, and other issues. To help improved the genetics of the breed, they sometimes are bred with Birmans. That was the case with Andy and Dougy;s Persian mother – their father is a Birman. Andy has a heart murmur and high blood pressure (treatable, which I do) and Doug has eye issues from time to time that require antibiotic eye drops. I make sure the have regular veterinarian examination each year and as needed because I am aware they may have certain issues in time. They are such sweet kitties that I want them to have as long a life as possible!

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