We took our cat, Aragorn to the pet groomers today. He’s three years old now and we’ve had him almost as long. He’s a beautiful long-haired gray and I’m always combing and brushing his fur. Problem is it just seems to get longer and longer.
He loves to go under the fern and always comes back with little green burs caught in his fur… it can be quite a job getting them all out. But I ran into a problem when his fur started to get matted underneath, his belly, between his legs and at the back. Aragorn would not let me brush there let alone use the comb to try and untangle his fur.
There was nothing for it, I had to call a pet groomer and get him sorted. The appointment was made and we took Aragorn to Shiny Pets. They were very understanding to our dilemma and explained that he would have to be shaved underneath. I asked about the excess fur under his chin which he always gets into his food and his mouth. They told us they would give him a shower and take care of the rest. So we left him with them and were told he’d be ready in about three hours.
It was three hours of worry for me… he’d never been to a groomers before, they were going to shower and shave him and I knew this was going to be such a stressful situation for him. I kept saying to Pat, “He’s going to be so stressed out, and mad at us… he’ll probably run upstairs and hide when we get him home.
I could never have been further from the truth… When we picked him up he was so happy to see me. I figured, (yea, wants to get the hell out of here!) They told me he had been very active! (no surprise there!) They had trimmed his claws, showered him, shaved his belly, trimmed back all his fur… I can see his whiskers and eye-lashes now… didn’t realize they were so long! He looks GORGEOUS!
Once back home he fell right into his old routine as if nothing had happened… and there I was fretting myself to death… go figure! I guess it was a first for all of us! At least now when he goes out, he doesn’t come back matted and full of little green burs!
Kevin Cooper lives in Hull, England with his wife Pat. As an author, he is best known for his British Drama: Miedo: Living Beyond Childhood Fear. He founded,Kev’s Great Indie Authors, his blog which promotes indie authors worldwide through interviews, guest posts, book blurbs, reviews, and even an author of the month feature. Kevin studied in America and obtained his M.Ed with a focus in English Writing and Literature, before becoming an author he worked in a variety of professions that included being a private tutor, a teacher, a lecturer, and management.
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