One note – there was a question about ‘grey on grey’ tabbies earlier and I mentioned how non-Agouti cats can display ‘ghost striping’ that shows the tabby pattern that all cats have from their Tabby gene. You can see it in this picture, in Calpurnia’s tail. There is a distinct light and dark shading where the non-Agouti ‘overlay’ color doesn’t quite work.
What the post title does refer to was my first attempt to use the cutters on Gus’ stomach instead of the sides and back. This time I got the good gloves out from the start – bicycle gloves with the fingers out. But he was again surprisingly good about the process…well not good in an absolute sense, but it was a pleasant surprise.
I got some hair off the stomach, and some other areas as well. I checked out some of the other parts I had done before and it looks like he is mat free where I had already cut. Gus also was actually good about my recutting on the back and sides.
One semi funny moment was when I had him upside down and he kicked the running trimmer out of my hand onto his belly. He didn’t like the feel of that! (The cutter didn’t nick him – just the noise and vibration was enough).
After I let him go, he went into the master bath and was sitting against the back wall watching me from there. After I cleaned up the area I went in and scratched his head and let him know I was done, and he came back out and had some treats. A few minutes later I went upstairs again and he was lying like in the picture in the hall, so no mental scarring took place.
Julie is laughing because he actually does have a trim belly.