The secret is that . . .
Cat grooming is not for the cat.
Cat grooming is for the owner.
Things I see after I finish grooming a cat . . .
Owners breathing in the clean smell of their cat’s fur.
Owners ruffling the soft fur of their beloved cat.
Owners able to let their cat snuggle with them, without fear of being scratched by overly long claws.
It’s the simple things in life that give the most pleasure.
(Note. Grooming isn’t just for the owner. Many cats do need help staying clean. They certainly can’t trim their own claws.)