Post 2137: Tah-dah! The haircuts!

Dougy before..

…and after. I was especially concerned he’d look like he’d end up with a “soup bowl” haircut, leaving him looking patchy. Athena, his groomer, however, managed to deal with all the huge mats professionally. His hind legs are a bit wonky-looking, but amazingly acceptable considering how much Athena had to trim out! (Thanks a ton, Athena! I gave you a mess and you handed me a beautiful kitty back!) She assured me Dougy was mostly a good boy and she forgave him one bad moment considering what he had to endure till she was through grooming. 

Andy came out looking pretty good, too! Here he is before…


…and here he is after. What a pretty boy

The next kitty day at the spa comes on March 22nd. I know I’ll need to pay particular attention to Dougy so he doesn’t get those hidden mats on his tail end. I thought I was in control but (no pun intended) I didn’t stick my hand back there to detect anything I should be aware of on the chance I might find something I didn’t want to discover with my hand. LOL!

Oops! These are Dougy’s “after photos’ The three immediately under Dougy above these three are all Andy after, not Dougy. Confused? Well, so was I! LOL!


23 thoughts on “Post 2137: Tah-dah! The haircuts!

    • Yeah, and I especially like the fact that they came back to me clean of mats! Dougy was an especially matted up kitty, thanks to a thick undercoat.

  1. Ooh, Andy and Dougy suits look perfecting prim and ready for spring! Mr. Doug, your post just reminded Mom that she has to groom out the mat that is close to my tummy skin. She discovered it yesterday. Winks.

    • I was pleased, especially with Dougy since he had to have major mat removal done. (It cost about $20 more than usual this time, but it was worth it.) Andy can’t help it: give him a teddy bear cut, and he looks like a really cute kitten!

    • Yes, they look very pretty now! I was very pleased with their groomer’s work. Athena (their groomer) is a master of her trade! Not everyone is good with cat grooming because of cat behavior.

    • Nice, eh?! You can make any small animal look too cute with a teddy bear cut. I’m glad an earlier groomer recommended it instead of the extreme lion cut.

    • I am very pleased with the outcome, John! I was afraid Dougy would look terrible since he had so many major mats on his legs and tummy. His groomer, Athena, always does a highly acceptable job of it, something not all groomers can do with cats.

  2. They are special. My cats would kill a groomer. Fortunately only 2 are long hair and not near as long and bushy are your two guys. I do a butt clip on both so they don’t carry passengers on their backside! 🙂

    • Yes, those hangers on are, um, objectionable! Andy and Dougy always get the “hygienic trim”, as the groomers call it. The closer the kitty boys get to their spa day, the more often I have to watch my step because it will cling long enough to drop off while they walk on the major house highways. My first two cats were short haired, so I wasn’t prepared for the delights of long haired cats.

    • They are incredibly soft to the touch under ordinary circumstances, and are even softer after they’re groomed. The groomer uses a hair conditioner on them when they are bathed, but without it, they still would be really soft. Best wishes for Puma’s spa day!

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