Athena, the kitty boy’s groomer, and I decided with the November 2018 appointment to think about letting the kitty boys go more Persian. The plan worked fairly well for three months, but the fourth month between grooming sessions, I started losing control of mats in their hair and started stepping in more poop that fell out of their floofy butts. Four months between grooming sessions is too long.
Andy is especially matted because he is less cooperative with brushing sessions than Dougy. I pull apart mats I find, but they form fast and easily in Andy’s really thick fur.
On the other hand, Dougy is tired of me pulling apart mats that formed on his chest and sides. The ones on his butt will takes shears for sure! They don’t show since his hair is so long now, so I missed them. (No, I generally don’t rub my hand over that part of the kitties! LOL! I probably need to get over my aversion to that.)
Tomorrow is the next grooming appointment for the kitty boys. I made a commitment to four months between sessions for this year, so am pretty much stuck with that schedule, but the mat issue is big enough that I will try to get three months between sessions for 2020. In the meantime, I think I’ll have the kitties trimmed in teddy bear cuts for the summer tomorrow, which will take them till August’s appointment.