Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Indignity of it All

TIPPER

I try to keep up with my grooming and beauty rituals...I really do! But I'm ashamed to tell you that I'm having that fur clump problem on my back again 'cause there are a few places I can't reach. See? (sniff) And this time it's even worse than it was before!!

Mom tries to comb me, but I don't like it so I bite the comb and she can only do a few passes along my back before I run off.

So, last night Mom & Dad decided they should cut out my clumps. This is just completely embarrassing. (sniffle) I want to look beautiful but instead of being smooth & luxurious, my back looks ratty and now (sniff)... now (sniffle)... I'll have (sob) BALD SPOTS all over!!!

MOM

Try to relax, Tipp. Dad will hold you while I snip out these clumps and it'll only take a few minutes. If we don't do it this way, you'll have to go to the V.E.T. and they'll shave your back.

TIPPER

What, WHAT!?! SHAVE MY BACK!!!! Oh my Bast...oh NO! (screams & tries to escape, clawing Dad's arm) Oh help... HELLLLLLP!! SOMEONE HELP ME!

MOM

Tipper...stop struggling and calm down. I'm not shaving your back, I'm just clipping these mats. Now hold still!!

There, we're done. See, that wasn't so bad, was it? You know Tipp, if you let me comb you, these clumps wouldn't get so matted and it wouldn't be such a big deal to take care of them.

TIPPER

I'm not speaking to you right now, Mother! (stalks off indignantly)

24 Comments:

At January 15, 2009 4:20 AM, Blogger Tracey and Huffle said...

How can they be so CRUEL!?? At least you didn't have to go to the vet though.

Huffle Mawson

 
At January 15, 2009 5:50 AM, Blogger Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

ah yes.... that used to happen to the Bailey Monster when she lived here.
it no happens to me cuz my fur is purrfect.

Jenny: PEANUT BUTTER! Be nice! We are so sorry for your trauma! PB would freak if I did that to her, I'm lucky I can even get a brush near her because she thinks her grooming is far superior to anything i can do!

 
At January 15, 2009 6:24 AM, Blogger Lone Star Purrs said...

We gets clump like that sumtimes. Momma has had to cut mine owt too (Meeko). Owr cousin, Gabby, gets HORRIBLE knots all ofur her back and has lots of bare spots frum them. Don't worry, yur still furry beautiful, and yur furs WILL grow back soon,
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

 
At January 15, 2009 7:31 AM, Blogger Angel said...

Tipper, yous still beautiful! We likes to be brushed and combed, but we has short hair that don't gets clumps. You need to let Mom comb you!

 
At January 15, 2009 8:30 AM, Blogger The Creek Cats said...

Don't worry Tipper it will all grow back good as new! You are still a beauty!

 
At January 15, 2009 9:15 AM, Blogger Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Tipper, you are still one gorgeous girl! It has to feel much better now.

 
At January 15, 2009 9:32 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

Poor Tipper! But, can you show us what your back looks like with the clumps cut out?

Harley doesn't feel so bad about his bald spot now.

 
At January 15, 2009 9:54 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

It is okay. Sometimes it happens. You didn't have to have nearly so many clumps clipped as Georgia. She has to have so many because she is not good at reaching ANYTHING, except her paws and face.

 
At January 15, 2009 11:45 AM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

Awww, poor Tipper :( Don't worry, it'll grow out again.

 
At January 15, 2009 12:48 PM, Blogger Grrreta said...

Bald spots are much better than a shaved back. Think of it as a bold new hair style.

 
At January 15, 2009 1:10 PM, Blogger Lux said...

Oh dear, Tipper! At least it's all over with now ...

P.S. Those awards :::blush::: were from a period starting around the first of October! :0

 
At January 15, 2009 1:20 PM, Blogger Everycat said...

Spring is coming Tipper, it'll grow back really fast, I bet you feel more comfy now those clumps are gone!

Whicky Wuudler

 
At January 15, 2009 2:46 PM, Blogger Shadow / Molly said...

Tipper, dude, dat is just so wrong of the beans! We is sorry yoo haded to go through dat.

 
At January 15, 2009 6:04 PM, Blogger meemsnyc said...

Sorry to hear about the new haircut. But at least no visit to the vet!!

 
At January 15, 2009 6:30 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Maybe if your Dad would hold you while your mum trys to comb you more? Would that work?

 
At January 15, 2009 6:49 PM, Blogger William said...

Oh, Tipper, the indignity! I am so sorry.

 
At January 15, 2009 8:02 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

oh Tipper, we are so sorry!!! that's just not fair.

 
At January 15, 2009 8:27 PM, Blogger Fin said...

Oh Tipper I totally understand! I had an early post about these "alphalpha hairs" back in June, so I totally sympathize.

 
At January 15, 2009 8:34 PM, Blogger Sweet Praline said...

Poor Tipper. Too bad you don't let your mom comb you! That the bestest time between my mom and me!

 
At January 15, 2009 10:02 PM, Blogger LC and Ayla said...

Dont get upset, the fur clipping will be good fer you.

 
At January 16, 2009 12:39 PM, Blogger Angus Mhor said...

The Effrontery! The Ignominious Indignity! The..the..The NOIVE! Tipper, I'm so very sorry, my dear.

 
At January 16, 2009 1:22 PM, Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Mom catsits for a friend named Patches and he gets hair mats all over really bad. He's even had the famous Lion Cut a couple times. This winter he is almost mat free. His mom thinks its because she's been humidifying the air this winter.
We hope you'll be ok Tipper!

 
At January 16, 2009 4:31 PM, Blogger Fat Eric said...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Maybe it's time to submit to the comb Tipper, it would certainly be better than shaving!

Come and see my new video to see how enjoyable a good combing can be!

 
At January 18, 2009 8:54 AM, Blogger Cliff and Olivia said...

Brave! And cruel. Our humans uses a glove with small rubber bumps for our grooming. We let them - but only when we get treats.

We hope your fur grows out and behaves in the future!

Cliff & Olivia

 

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