So a few weeks ago, my father and I took one of my parents' five cats to get a "summer cut." Baby is an adorable long haired white Persian whom they've had for a couple years now after someone brought her to them worried that she didn't have a home.
My parents weren't sure whether or not they were going to keep her at first, but just like everyone does with Baby, they fell in love with her.
But here's the problem with a long haired cat in the middle of a South Jersey summer. She sheds. But not only that. She also tends to lick. And lick. And lick. And lick some more. It was getting so bad that she was coughing up 4-5 inch hairballs every other day.
So, the decision was made to get her cut, and that's just what we did. My father and I drove her to Petsmart, where they kept her for a few hours. We wanted it to be short, but weren't sure what exactly they had in mind. Would they shave her tail? What about her face? What would they turn her into?
Well, here, for your viewing pleasure are the before, during, and after photos...
IN THE CAR:
When we brought her home, at first, she had no idea how to respond to her new body. The best way I can describe it is... shy. She hid a lot, and didn't come out except to eat and use the litterbox. Finally, about a week later, we began to see her more, and in that little bit of time, she had already grown back enough fur to cover up the skin that had been exposed.
And now, just a few weeks later, she rules the roost yet again. She's out and about, getting in people's faces, giving you head butts when she wants you to pet her, and of course, using her VERY monotone "MEOOOOOOOW" to get your attention when you're sleeping.
She's the baby. Gotta love her.