Shaggy Cat Story

I’ve gotten some skepticism that Davout’s hair is a bit out of control.  His normal pictures don’t often show the problem because his hair fades out of view.

This shows it a little better…remember I’ve hacked quite a bit of hair off his front already this weekend.

It shows up better when he stands up, since the long hair under his belly and on the sides hands down like a pair of shower curtains.  You only see the tips of his toes sometimes.  He even has long light hair growing on the inside of his front legs.

Obigatory Davout whisker explosion picture.

At the moment I’m leaning towards trying the vet and finding out if they can do something between a lion and the sanitary trim.  He kinda knows the people there, and there wouldn’t be dogs so he might handle it better than a regular groomer.  Of course, the last time he was there he had teeth removed, so maybe not.

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4 Responses to Shaggy Cat Story

  1. Jo Woolf says:

    Hoping you can work something out. My daughter has a long-haired calico and she is good at disguising the mats until you actually pick her up – but she isn’t as good-natured as Davout, and has to be sedated while the vet clips her. Love the whisker explosion! There must be a physics formula for those curves.


  2. weggieboy says:

    Ask about the teddy bear cut. It is less extreme than the lion cut, and Davout will come out of it looking pretty instead of shaved. I get my two trimmed every two months, but I think a good cut should last three months easily before mats become an issue again. Of course, the sanityary trim is a plus no matter what you have done with the rest of the cat! Long-haired cats definitely are happier not having to deal with poop impacted in their “tail feathers”, and, as someone who had to give my two cat who had diarrhea from an intestinal parasite they picked up eating an infected grasshopper when they were kittens frequent baths to deal with poop in the fur, I guarantee the sanitary trim is one thing I’d have done if i never had the rest of the cat trimmed up, too!

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  3. Geraldine says:

    Hangs down like a shower curtain, what a fabulous description. One of my cats, a Persian, named Suri, needs constant brushing, on a daily basis so i can so relate to this.


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