For four years now, Dominic has been getting furrier and furrier. It is cute, and fun- but also very high maintenance. And being that our "maine coon" is very active in the WILD, and tends to leave our house for days doing who knows what, who knows where- getting all sorts of weeds, and burrs, and other foreign objects STUCK in his fur, we chose this year to have him shaved. This is kind of a big deal, because Dom is quite the ball of hair. See here:
I knew what to expect, because our cat "Scooter" has had this done- many times. They informed me they'd be doing a "lion cut" which would look GREAT on Dominic, as he has a mane, and already resembles a lion....with stripes. So $120 later- here is what I picked up from the vet:
Now, typically, they don't shave the WHOLE tail off.... but I suppose Dominic was a mess and they chose to buzz him down to the little fluff ball they left at the tip. Also, they left the shaggy fur on his legs and feet, making him look like he has little kitty Ugg's. But you can see how I would confuse This:
It seems as though Hillside Vet chooses the "popple cut" for the shaggiest of cats that come in.
(and all of a sudden all his stripes are gone?? I hope they grow back...)