Cats like to be really warm

I gave a sweet kitty a bath today.  She’s easygoing, and doesn’t mind her baths in the kitchen sink.  Her human mom made sure the water was nice and warm. It felt hot to me, but you know what? That’s what kitties like!  Maybe that’s because their body temperature is a little bit higher than ours.  You know how cats love to lay up against the radiator? I’d be jumping around like I’d stubbed my toe if I spent 15 minutes pressed up against a radiator, but cats can spend all night squished up against the radiator.

When her human mom made the water super warm, the kitty melted. I was massaging her shoulders to get the shampoo out. Kitty experienced a truly blissful Spa Day.

Aaaahhhhhh. Spa Day.

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What cat baths should feel like!

Adorable Cat Giving Her Groomer “That Look”

I love the kitties that I groom, but sometimes they give me a look that drips with kitty scorn.  They might as well be teenagers! I can only imagine what they’re thinking.

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This “burrito wrap” is SO embarrassing.  If any of my friends on Instagram see me I’m going to be MORTIFIED. Stop smiling and trying to kiss my head. You’re really annoying.

 

Cat Sitting for Persians and Other Long-Haired Cats

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I receive calls after every holiday.

“My brother was supposed to look after my cat, but he didn’t comb her. Now she’s completely matted! Can you groom her today?”

You diligently combed your cat, but a week or two without combing undid all your work.

Suggestions:

Select a cat sitter, such as myself, who can also do some combing, as long as your cat allows strangers to comb her.

Schedule a grooming session for a day or two after your return, so that you won’t have to worry about whether the cat groomer will be available.

Schedule a thorough combing, and perhaps a bath, before you leave on vacation. De-shedding should help to cut down on matting, since mats are made of natural skin oil and shed fur.

Happy Holidays!