Back in June 2010, Gus was diagnosed with “Icky Teeth” and had to go in for an extraction or four. This gave an opportunity to give him a haircut as well as to drain the old bank account.
The year before, after he got his first cut, the vet-tech looked at me suspiciously and said “He snapped at us!”. I thought to myself, “Fellah, the only reason I’m spending the money to shave him is because he snaps at ME. I’m not making a fashion statement by shaving my tuxedo cat bald.”
If you look closely you can see the “Fun Fact” that cat skin color follows the fur color – or vice versa. I modified the standard lion cut to not shave his tail bald aside from the tip. That’s a bit too cutesy, plus Gus’ tail is a fine feature.
The little stars on the paw is a new feature the vet gave. It’s a slow release pain-killer under a bandage to help Gus weather the aftereffects of the tooth extraction. Plus, is totally stylin’
I got all sorts of advice about little bits of soft food and blah blah but as soon as he got home Gus went right to the food bowl and pitched in. He ate the wet food too.
He’s a jittery cat by nature, and this enhances his normal fear of the vet office. I don’t think he eats or drinks much when there, if any, and always seems to be very happy to be back home.
The painkillers seem to be doing the job, plus its very resistant to chewing on, so no cone seems to be required. Gus quickly seems to be his normal self, or even a little more active than when he had the bad teeth.