Saturday, March 14, 2009
shave & a haircut, shampoo


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Dear Sweetie had a shave and a haircut and a shampoo.....He just looks adorable! And he is so very much happier without all that mattedness.....It was worse than ever this year. So instead of waiting till May, I decided to have him shaved now!

He spent the entire afternoon and early evening, "washing"....All that perfumed soap off his dear little body---why the Groomers do that, I don't know. He did exactly the same thing last year, too......And Sweetie did, too....

I cannot get over how thin he is.....considering all those many dishes of food I put down for him each and every day, he is really very slender. I wish I had his metabolism....lol!See how really skinny he is without ALL that fur? And I might add, when his fur is matted, he actually looks a bit heavy......I don't have a picture of that, but trust me....He Looks Almost F-A-T, with all his fur....Here below is a closer look at his head and his rough, before being shaved.....And, then.......All that fur, gone---G-O-N-E-.....no knots or mattedness possible----well, at least for a few months anyway......Oh, he is such a happy camper. And I am happy for him, too.....And the other bonus is this: No Fur Balls. And besides that bonus...there is this one: To pet him is just such a delicious experience---For me, and for him....! He feels so very very soft....even more so now than he usually does when he has all his fur....!


Hooray!




More To Come..........














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39 Comments:
Blogger Mar
had this to say:

I would have thought Sweetie feels softer with his long fur!! I guess it's Springtime already! Sweetie looks sweet no matter what :)

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 12:56:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

That sort of made me sad because it reminded me of Maxie, but I sure did love that soft feel after his haircut.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:25:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

He's a beauty. Reminds me of my Miss S. I have a photo of her on my side bar on my blog.. She is always into something but not a long haired cat. She loves me when I first come home from and that is when she wants her attention. i am at the computer and that is that..

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:53:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I thought what Mar did - that he'd be softer with the fur. I know how long-haired cats can get matted, though, as we have had a few over the years. I'm sure he's more comfortable without them!

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 3:15:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

the cats really do enjoy being shaved!! Had to have Winkey done here too and she loves it! It takes an adjustment for the "visual" when they first get shaved but then you can see how "free" they feel and it makes you smile, smile, smile..

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 5:38:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sweetie is just SO BEAUTIFUL~ As you know, we do the same with Owen. I think he likes being shaved down and clean. I just love kitties!

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 6:12:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

So soft like cotton hehehehe.....feel like hugging him now :D

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 7:38:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

He is a gorgeous cat, Sweeitie is. Glad he adjusted well to his new look :)

My parents have their cat shaved, and she enjoys it since then hairballs don't bother her/happen.

I had Flopsy shaved once, and she was just humiliated. She was so tiny without all her fur she was miserable, so I've never done it again.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:47:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

My adult cat, Briege, has the met-rate of Kate Moss, but my kitten, Pema, looks like Sophia Loren. I'd say they both eat about the same, though Pema rushes to it like a peasant ;-0. Your cat is beautiful and she looks happy to be shaved, some I have seen do not.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:43:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

A good looking cat, and I'm sure a good companion.

Cheers.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:35:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I wish I could look that skinny after a haircut. Ha!

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:46:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi,

What a very pretty cat.
Bet she is a very sweet companion.
Love,
Herrad

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 4:31:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

So sweet your dear Sweetie!
He looks great with his shave and haircut. Love also the video. Just amazing! I must to lear how to do a video with Flora.
Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 7:12:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What a sweet looking cat! Two of our 3 dogs are going to the groomer on Tuesday. Baths for both (thank goodness) and a serious haircut for the matted one. It will be soooo nice!

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 7:54:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Sweetie looks almost naked! lol. I love that fluff on the end of his tail, kind of like the Lion King....

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:05:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I thought it seemed early for his annual shaving. Lots of hair or little hair, he's so beautiful. I get absolutely lost in his eyes.

Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:41:00 PM PDT 

Blogger Bud
had this to say:

Hi Naomi....what a beautiful cat!!! And you sure haven't lost the touch with the camera..Hugs, Bud

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 2:46:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi,
Really, would be great to do a video with Flora and post it on my blog... But my camera have been with problem and I must quickly to buy another one.
Thanks for your nice concern.
A big hug to you and to Sweetie too.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:19:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What amazing eyes! I love this cat. Is he/she deaf, by chance? I had a friend with a white cat like Sweetie who was deaf, and it seems I remember that a large portion of those cats have hearing problems...

My Short Person who loves cats enjoyed seeing your Sweetie too.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:30:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sweetie looks adorable with his trim! Love his tail!! LOL Those eyes are mesmerizing!

Hope you are well my friend! I've been a very busy bee with wedding plans, but it's almost over all will be back to normal!

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:37:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

He is such a beautiful feline, with his massive fur or without. :)

All that whiteness, my goodness, it must be hard to capture the true details of his gorgeousness with a camera. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 2:32:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh my look at his little skinny self,that is cute. I USED to have his metabolism once upon a time :)
Bet he feels a lot better with all the mats out of his coat.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 5:45:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What a beautiful cat and the fur color is glorious.

he looks like a great friend..

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 5:50:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love Sweetie's little pink nose and beautiful blue eyes, he is a beautiful boy, that Sweetie is!

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 7:36:00 PM PDT 

Blogger srp
had this to say:

Congratulations, Sweetie! I probably shouldn't show Miss Willow this picture... she'll think she will be heading out to get a new do like it. I spent an hour brushing out small mats the other day... and there were fewer than usual. Ragdolls aren't supposed to mat but her fur is a bit different than her brothers and has more expression of that underlying Persian component.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 8:07:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

He certainly looks a lot more comfortable. I think it would be very hard to be an extremely fluffy cat... can you imagine trying to keep yourself clean and getting massive mouthfuls of fur with each lick?? Horrible!
So now he will be sleek and handsome for the next few months.
It will be time to get Tessa the golden doodle washed and shaved as soon as the warm weather gets here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 8:44:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I have to admit this is the second cat I have seen with Blue eyes and so wide open for you to take photo's of. Snowie had blue eyes also and I have never seen another cat that way. He is beautiful.

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 12:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

He is a gorgeous, handsome boy! He looks like my parent's cat "Chrissie"!

Madison's "Sneaky" had one kitten this week-end. I"m so anxious about it, I hope the wee one makes it. Not a lot you can do at first, can't touch them or move them. He seems strong and very vocal when she leaves him! Wish us luck!
(for the record this is my fault, for not getting sneaky spayed in a timely manner. She and the wee one will be spayed/neutered pronto). But... i'm still glad to have another cat in the family!

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 6:01:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Sweetie looks wonderful. I know he must feel great being so clean and groomed. Calista is not as fat as she looks either. It is fluff weight I tell everyone. The others, well they are truly dragging the ground with belly almost.

We've found out that Martin's father has cancer. He feels fine for now but it has spread to his lymph nodes. We all know what that means, especially at his age. It was a bumpy week for us and they have to go find out their options, 2nd opinions that sort of thing. I won't blog about it but I know you've always been so good to keep up with how we are doing here. I will send you a private email when I learn more from tests this week.

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 7:20:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I love the poof you left at the tip of his tail!

and I adore his big deep soulful eyes

it never dawned on me to shave a cat - I wonder if Mia would feel better shaved - I will need to ask her ;)

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 8:55:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

He certainly lives up to his name adn what a natural in front of the camera, LoL! He is beautiful with or wwithout all that fur :)

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 8:56:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Those pictures are so cute. What a great idea for a fluffy cat in hot weather.

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 1:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Sweetie is GORGEOUS in every hairstyle. Makes me want to have a cat. I wish I wasn't so darn allergic to them.

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 6:29:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Still a beautiful guy! Since it's so nice for both of you when he's shorn (no hairballs & nice to pet), why don't you keep him that way?

Monday, March 16, 2009 at 6:56:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'll bet his undercoat is thick and silky. Does he fuss much when he gets his hair cut? Our cat does a combination of yowling and talking when he gets something done that isn't part of his regular routine. It's like he's questioning what's going on while also giving us hell. ;-)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 6:18:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh dear Sweetie!! I'll bet he feels so much cooler now! Miss White Lily has some matts in her hair and I try to cut out what I can, but some are real close to her body and makes it hard to cut, for fear of cutting her, and she can be grumpy after I cut one or two, so I have to just do one or two and stop! She is all hair. When I press the hair down and feel her body she is really not very big at all! Just all hair!! Sweetie has the prettiest eyes!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 7:44:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Ferris is the same way. He struts after his visit from the groomers. Cam on the other hand, has no fur to speak of, so he struts all the time! LOL

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 12:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh, Sweetie really IS too sweet for words. Loved the video and the photos. And that little pom-pom on his tail is so cute....lol What a gorgeous cat you have. I really enjoyed this post and always enjoy seeing Sweetie.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 5:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I wish I had Sweetie's metabolism too!
He looks adorable all shaved.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 5:53:00 PM PDT 

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