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I wish you guys could see my cat right now. Marvin is a long-haired Ragdoll, and his fur is thick and fine. I can brush him 'till the cows come home and he still gets matted. He's also got a serious case of fleas, from where I don't know (he's strictly indoor).

Normally, once the weather warms up or his fur gets long enough to start matting, I have him shaved down. I'm having trouble finding a local cat groomer however; the vets won't do it unless he needs to be sedated, which he doesn't, and the groomers I have managed to locate want $150-175 to bathe and shave him. Oh, hell no.

He's miserable, and the fleas are starting to make him sick, so today I took drastic measures. I bought flea shampoo and a shaver for dogs. There's no point in bathing him while he's matted because the shampoo won't penetrate the snarls, so I shaved off the worst of them and cut away the rest. He looks pretty punk right now. The shaver got too hot so I had to stop, and I don't think it's actually going to be powerful enough to shave him completely (thank goodness for Petco's return policy). But I think he's at least more comfortable and I can bathe him and get most of the fleas off. My boss's neighbor works for a vet and is bringing me some Advantage.

But poor Marvin! He's sulking around my bedroom, meowing mournfully, fluffy everywhere but his backside, which is smooth and velvety and pink.

Lol forever.

ETA:



Check out that turkey butt back there.

Date: 2011-04-09 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kikainausagi.livejournal.com
I remember when my friend's long haired cats all got "lion cuts" during the summer. They looked ridiculous, but it kept them from getting burrs stuck in their fur. I hope Marvin feels better soon!

Date: 2011-04-09 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kikainausagi.livejournal.com
That is one grumpy kitty. XD

Date: 2011-04-09 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anon-aspasia.livejournal.com
Turkey butt or no, that is one lovely cat you have there. I'm sorry to hear that he's miserable, though! I hope he's feeling better soon.

Date: 2011-04-09 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mythrai.livejournal.com
oh marvin <3

kisses on his schnozzle.

Date: 2011-04-09 04:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quill2006.livejournal.com
What a beautiful (despite the shaving!) cat! Sorry to hear he's miserable.

Date: 2011-04-09 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistlerose.livejournal.com
Aw, Marvin. Still a handsome boy!

Date: 2011-04-09 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stupid-drawings.livejournal.com
Awwwww, poor nekkid kitty.

Date: 2011-04-09 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likebunnies.livejournal.com
I was going to say time to use Advantage. That's the only thing that killed the infestation around here. Poor Marvin! He looks mad! My son went camping for the weekend so his ragdoll kitty has done nothing but stressed out and vomited on everything.

Date: 2011-04-09 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caffeineisgod.livejournal.com
Awwwww! Tell Marvin he's still handsome!

Date: 2011-04-09 07:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wikdsushi.livejournal.com
Awwwww! Poor Marvin. I want to snorgle him. Then, you know, take him to my neighbor, who's a groomer, and beg her to shave him in exchange for, I dunno, house work or something.

Date: 2011-04-09 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
Hey, it's not that bad! Tell him he'll be a trend-setter!

Date: 2011-04-09 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amine-eyes.livejournal.com
Grumpy cat indeed! At least he'll feel better :D

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