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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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My Poor Shaved Cat

Okay. I'm posting this because I imagine everyone else will find it as hilarious as I do.

I have a 14 year old cat who has had a couple of abdominal surgeries, and as a result has trouble grooming his hindquarters (scar tissue in his belly). He doesn't take well to brushing-- read: the amount of blood he draws from my hand only adds to the matting, so, every 6-7 months we get him shaved.

Meet Middy: He's not too pleased to see you.


Another cat (Duffy) check him out post-shave:



Oh! The shame:


How he looks with hair:
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 12:02 AM
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Aww, he is so cute! That sounds like a fun experience.... Trying to shave a cat. All the cats I know would rather die then have thier fur cut off. But, if I had a cat that's what I would do!

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Ohmigosh! So cute! Poor guy. *shakes with laughter* I know the feeling. I've had a few that have to be clipped too. I didn't get nearly as good of photos as you did, Myrt, but here:
My old tuxedo, years ago
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Haha, Middy, your pics are awesome but I'm sure you wish your owner hadn't posted them. XD Hehe, at least you got a cute little bandana to wear. :D

Myrt, is Middy meowing or hissing in the first pic?
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@ ArcticRain: definitely get a professional to do it if you ever have to.

@Sakura: He's hissing all right. It usually takes him about two days to feel comfy after a shave. The larger black cat is the youngest and likes to come bug him. We've been doing this for about 3 years now, so he's kind of used to it, but also kind of upset when it happens, lol. I love seeing it on other cats though; that poor little tuxedo XD. Maybe he won't feel so alone if I show it to him.

He's actually living without housemates (well, except for my fish) at the moment-- we just moved into a new house and split the pets between me & the parents. My husband always spends about 20 minutes ogling the cat rescues at petsmart though, so I suspect we will end up with another furry before the new year is done.

I'm probably anthropomorphizing here, but I totally think cats can feel shame.
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It's so funny because both my cats always seem to feel so full of themselves after they get shaved. My tuxedo would strut and strut, it was funny. But I imagine yes, some kitties do feel the shame and Middy definitely seems to be one of them. Great pic of him hissing. XD And I love the one of him with his nose buried under his tail.

Haha, Duffy is looking at him like he's a whole new cat.

I have to run by the cat rescues or else I'd be in trouble. With 8 of the furry fiends, I'm practically a cat shelter myself.
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Lol! I can't imagine a shaved cat strutting, Middy always seems so...angry.

I found Duffy as a kitten, meowing outside the store that I worked at. It was kind of a shady part of town (there was a 'massage parlor' that opened across the street, if you get my drift). The other cat at my parents house was found as a kitten being warmed by our hot tub. The most cats/kittens they ever had at one time was around 8; I was round 10 then myself, so I think they're to blame for my love of rescues.

We're practically destined to take in another one, but I'm not sure how Middy will deal with it-- he's pretty happy being King.
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That first pictures says it all. Poor Middy :)

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Hello!

I noticed when looking at the pics that Middy seems to be pretty upset, angry, and disgruntled in all the shaved pics, and has a general expression of disgust. In the last pic where he has his fur he seems so content xD

Poor kitty. I'm sure he loves you anyways, right? ;D
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He's definitely upset about getting shaved, but he tends to calm down after a day or two and starts acting normal again.

Here he is just after chasing Duffy off:



And this is during the grow-out phase:




Much happier.
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He's definitely upset about getting shaved, but he tends to calm down after a day or two and starts acting normal again.

Here he is just after chasing Duffy off:



And this is during the grow-out phase:




Much happier.
Adorable :)
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