Poopie bums be gone!
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Poopie Bums Be Gone!
One of the many joys of having a long-haired kitten is the little present that sometimes follows
them on the way out of the water closet – I’m talking about little (or, unfortunately, sometimes
big) pieces of poop that stick to the long hairs by your kitten’s tush. To be delicate, we’ll call
them “burrs” (as in those little seeds that stick to your clothes when you play in the woods). It’s
not a pretty subject, but it’s a reality for us long-haired lovers. While cats are known for
keeping themselves very clean, kittens of the long-hair variety cannot always keep up with their
grooming needs. My little one, Finn, has been plagued by burrs for quite some time. I’ve done
my best to assist in that department for the last six months, but I’ve decided that it was time to
call in the pros.
A groomer that specializes in cats (plug: I found the groomer through
www.petsitting.com!) is coming to my apartment to give Finn the works – shampoo, cut, blow
out and a manicure. My kitchen sink will be turned into a regular salon for the little guy! I’m
nervous as heck to watch the groomer work his magic on Finn – I’ll stick around as long as
possible to learn some techniques, but I’m not sure how long I can stand seeing Finn stressed
out by all of the activity. On a funny side note, when I was making Finn’s appointment, I was
given two options for his cut: sanitary cut (to take care of those pesky burrs) or lion cut (if you
don’t know what it is, Google it). Once you Google lion cut you will understand why I chose the
sanitary cut – because I actually like my kitten.
Although it is a little pricey (and we can all understand why – would you want to give a cat a
bath??), I’m hoping that this grooming experience will teach me to help Finn keep his coat clean
and healthy from here on out.