Friday, July 24, 2015

Not As Fluffy Friday

On Wednesday I posted a picture of Glitter doing the Dangle with one front foot and it got a lot of comments on her beautiful ruff and furs! (I won't say she was offended by someone calling it a 'beard', *coughcoughMarksMewscough*,   ;)  but she did go around saying "I'm not a boy!" for a while) So I went back and looked and wow, I hadn't even noticed how much that picture showed off her long and lovely ruff/bib!
Wednesday's picture

Almost a shame then, that yesterday she went to the groomers and had it trimmed shorter!

You see, it was so long that when she licked it, no matter how far she lifted her chin up, the ruff furs would get stuck in her mouth! And she was always dipping it in the water dish! So since she (and Leo) had to go anyway, I asked if they could shorten it, but not shave it off.

I think they did a pretty good job of it.

Before picture:
From a different angle as Wednesdays. See her ruff goes almost to her 'elbows'!

After picture:
Ok, not a great picture because she was avoiding us like the plague after her trip to the 'beauty spa' but you can see that it's much shorter! I'd say half as long!

Glitter and Leo went to the groomers for a 'spa day' because they had both gotten so many mats and they refuse to let us do anything about them! Ok, Glitter was fine with me trimming little ones from her chest as long as she'd been properly subdued by lots of pets and tummy rubs, but the minute I tried anything with the huge ones on her back legs, girlfriend took off with extreme prejudice! They were getting pretty bad by the time I could get an appointment too, yikes.

Leo refuses tummy rubs, so you can imagine how thrilled he was when I'd try to trim a mat from his chest..  got one once when he was sleeping hard, but that was it! Even reaching for scissors was a signal for him to take off! He also had some huge ones on the back legs. I could touch them, but there was no way for me to get them.

What's funny is that Leo's been with me for four years and last year is the first time he's matted up like that. I don't know if it's just been particularly humid the last few years or what but wow! And both of them need occasional 'sanitary trims' to keep them from getting clingons..

Cashmere does not mat up, does not get knots, and does not need sanitary trims because she does not have long fringe hair down the back of her legs. Cashy is a very low maintenance girl! Thank goodness one of them is, we only have two carriers, lol!

I haven't been able to get a look at Leo's tummy, but you can see that his long belly furs do not reach nearly to the floor any more. Glitter rolled over last night and showed off that her whole lower tummy and inside thighs are bare! She's all soft pink skin there! I knew the mats there were bad, but wow. I am betting Leo's bare too, but he's still too ticked for me to check.

So we may not be so fluffy this Friday, but we sure are more comfortable! Here's hoping you all have a very comfortable weekend!


While you're having a comfortable weekend, we hope you might take advantage of our Surf & Turf FUNdraiser! And/or, would you please share it? That way we can make lots of comfortables and happies for the kitties of Winnie's Wish!

Thank you!!


Random Felines said...

tell them it could be worse - they could get all nekkid like Johnny from Katnip Lounge :)

Summer said...

We are lucky that Boodie and I don't mind being brushed, although Boodie is a chore for my human because she won't stay still! But at least she doesn't mat, at least not much - way less once my human began feeding her a premium diet. Binga is the one who doesn't care much for being brushed, and luckily she doesn't really need it.

Eileen said...

We is glad the kitties are more comfortable even if they is annoyed with the beans right now. Our cuzin's get mats and they aren't pretty!

Mom bean says she is glad we are all short hair kitties.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

rainbow said...

Still a very beautiful girl - and, of course, Leo is an equally handsome boy!
Purrs ... Rainbow

da tabbies o trout towne said...

glitter...I so understand about the whole grooming thing....and yes indeed your mane is gorgeous....mine sheds out in the spring and I look like a completely different cat.....and feel 20 pounds lighter !!
hugs from dai$y =^..*=

heerz two a longfin dragonfish kinda week oh end ~~ ♥♥♥

Brian said...

It looks like the spa day results turned out beautifully!!!

Dorothy Abernathy said...

I always love when long furred kitties get a lion's cut. I think it must be cooler for the summer and good for removing any mats. Of course, out of are four no one has long hair so I just watch them run away when I get out the kitty brush. (Sigh.). Both Glitter ad Leo look great though. Good job for the kitty groomers!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

THe groomer did a great job.

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

At least it was not a lion cut! And Glitter yous does looks glorious in the after. Though mes does thinks that they is cute on some cats!

meowmeowmans said...

Glitter, we think the groomer did a really nice job. You are beautiful in both the before AND after pictures. :)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

That is a beautiful girlish ruff, Glitter! We are sorry we called it a *coffcoffBeardcoff*. ;)

Hannah and Lucy said...

We bet you both feel much more comfortable now your furs been trimmed and any knots dealt with.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx