Chunie won’t let me brush him. I’ve tried and tried, but, he just hates it. So I finally gave up. As you can imagine, his fur is everywhere. He has a beautiful creamy coat with brownish-red tips on his ears….and the bluish, most expressive eyes I’ve ever seen. I call Chunie my kitty-dog because he follows me everywhere around the house. I love this cat…he has given me so much love over the years.
A few years ago, I decided to get Chunie’s fur clipped. He had a lot of mats that I just couldn’t “untwine”. Someone told me about the “lion-cut” for cats, so that’s how I had his fur clipped. He gets completely shaved except for his mane, furry boots and a nice plume on the end of his tail. He looks like a completely different cat……he’s actually really thin.
Well, to make a long story short, Chunie’s fur was clipped yesterday by a wonderful groomer from “Tabby and Jack’s”. It’s so easy…they drive their van to my front door, take Chunie out in a kennel, clip him and then bring him back in when they’re done. It’s soooooo nice not to have to take Chunie for a nauseating (for him) car ride. This clipping was a little more difficult that the other ones since he had a lot more mats on his belly…but this young woman did a wonderful job with him. I was very pleased.
When Chunie was brought back in to the house and let out of his kennel, my dog Charlotte thought he was a new kitty coming for a visit. Try as I might, I could not convince her that this is the same cat who’s lived with us all these years. Today, she still doesn’t recognize him. I don’t know what she thinks happened to that “other cat” or where exactly this “new cat” came from. For now, I’ll just let her be, she can think what she wants. Eventually, I think she’ll figure out that there’s nothing new here….just the same furry animal wh0 ignores her play behavior and just walks away even though Charlotte is obviously trying to have a conversation with him. Chunie is just being a kitty in lion clothing…..
Blessings to you and yours,