“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” Buddha Brushing a cat is like traveling. Brush, brush, brush. Walk, walk, walk. Yes, there will be more fur to brush tomorrow.
Touching something soft, like fur, releases stress. Fur is a rubber mat absorbing emotional electricity. Doing something simple that makes a visible difference creates confidence. Every day you work on projects that may never come to fruition. When you brush a cat, you experience immediate success because the fur looks better. Brushing a cat is a simple, repetitious activity that’s perfect… Continue reading Take care of your cat to take care of you
A gentleman at Whiskers Pet Store recommended this liquid for gentle cleaning of ear wax and soothing of redness. I’m using it for my beagle and my cat. It is strongly scented with tea tree oil. Emma, my 15 year old cat, has brown ear wax. She started having this ear wax a couple of years… Continue reading Ear cleaner recommendation
“Miyoko Ihara graduated from the Nippon Photography Institute in 2002. Around that time, she began photographing her grandmother, Misao, in order to document her life. One day, Iharas grandmother found an odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat Fukumaru, and since then the two have been inseparable. This touching and beautiful photo book… Continue reading Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat
Cat grooming is much more than shaving cats. De-shedding, de-matting, baths, brushing, trimming fur in rear, trimming fur under chin so it doesn’t go into food bowl, claw trims . . . Fact – Many of my grooming sessions are fur maintenance, not fur removal. Choices!
Many groomers use powerful equipment like high-velocity dryers for the same reason that housekeepers use strong chemical cleansers for the oven. The reason they use such powerful tools is that modern Americans aren’t fans of daily maintenance routines. We prefer to do our cleaning all at once, which means that we need powerful tools to handle the build-up of dirt or… Continue reading Grooming the Low-Tech Way
I feel that low-tech grooming is best for cats. Modern salons make use of high-velocity dryers, pre-mixed shampoo/water nozzles, stainless steel tables and more. The tools allow groomers to work on more pets without being exhausted, which in turn allows groomers to make a living for themselves and their families without doing so much damage to… Continue reading Low-Tech Grooming Best for Cats?