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Old 09-14-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Poor Gracie!
She went to her regular groomer with some mats in her hair , but not too many , for her yearly catwash and dry. Well, she came back all shaved except for the ends of her tail and paws.
"Ohhhh, people LIKE that cut. It's called the 'lion cut' " , I was told.
Well, I don't like it and Gracie looks like a lunatic and she will not even go outside ; she is so embarrassed.
Why would a groomer do such a horrendous thing without asking ? (it does not even appear to be growing at all) What would Judge Judy say?
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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I have been grooming for almost 15 years, and I would never do anything that drastic before talking to the owner first. Some cats and dogs, do really get embrassed. I am so sorry for Gracie and you to go through that.
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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If she had mats it was most likey the least painful way to remove them.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Land of Red
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On your defense, the groomer should have picked up their phone and spoke to you. Even if the cat was severely matted (not your words), the groomer should have called you and advised you that there would be no other alternative.

Sorry that happened.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:00 PM
 
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Sorry that that happened...
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Gee, thanks, everyone. Cat people are the best !
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Poor Gracie!
She went to her regular groomer with some mats in her hair , but not too many , for her yearly catwash and dry. Well, she came back all shaved except for the ends of her tail and paws.
"Ohhhh, people LIKE that cut. It's called the 'lion cut' " , I was told.
Well, I don't like it and Gracie looks like a lunatic and she will not even go outside ; she is so embarrassed.
Why would a groomer do such a horrendous thing without asking ? (it does not even appear to be growing at all) What would Judge Judy say?
If a groomer tried to do that to my Maine Coon cat they would have drawn back a bloody stump.....from the cat.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:03 PM
 
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I used to raise Persians and had a Silver Chinchilla Persian male that had some knots on the belly fur. I took him to the groomer and when I picked him up his whole underside was bald. I was so upset. It did grow back in time but I groomed from that day on.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Poor cat

that groomer must be a nut, for humiliating a poor cat like that-!
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Winchester VA
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If this is the first time Gracie has been clipped, it may be a little bit of a shock for her. Don't worry, she'll get over it quickly. As others said, it was the best way to rid her of mats in the least painful way. At least it's not too cold this time of year and her fur will grow back quickly.

To prevent this in the future, try getting a stainless steel comb - they used to be Belguim combs when I was raising and showing Persians. Just a quick combing every day should keep the mats from returning.

Give Gracie a tummie rub for me!
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