Allison, not being much of a cat lover, has foisted the responsibility of grooming her cat, Evil Kitty (I call her Schuster), onto me, a self-proclaimed cat whisperer. After several attempts to remove Schuster’s horrible mats (she’s a gray long-hair) which included kitchen shears and a Furminator, nothing could quite keep this cat’s hair from re-matting within a couple of days.
So, we pulled out the big guns, AKA: the electric razor.
Before launching our plan, Allison wisely planted a can of opened tuna fish on our work table; we figured it would distract Schuster from the horrible buzz of the razor.
The razor ended up not being quite sharp enough and Allison and I were tortured with cat hair that ended up on our clothes our our faces and in our hair, eyes, and mouths.
Schuster did pretty well though. We decided on a “lion cut” which, appropriately so, gives your cat a lion look with a longer mane around the head and a pouf at the end of the tail. If you would have stopped by at any given moment during the hour it took to complete this task (and I don’t think it ever really looked as good as we wanted it to look), this is what you would have seen:
Our recommendation: get correct tools for the job.