The cat needed shaved

I know this is a blog about Inara, but I’m digressing today to post about her feline older sister, Niobe.  Little miss has (had?) quite the long coat, ridiculously long over her shoulder blades – she had wings.  Unfortunately, she was getting matted and refused to let me brush her or trim the mats out.  So I broke down and had her shaved yesterday morning.  I helped hold her during the process, throughout which she actually did very well – a lot of squirming, but no hissing or growling or serious bites.  So I don’t have any pics of the actual process, but I can do before and afters.  🙂

Before:

Check out that coat!
Check out that coat!

After:

You can see the pile of fur is bigger than she is!
You can see the pile of fur is bigger than she is!
She still has her furry tail, head and little booties!
She still has her furry tail, head and little booties!
She's actually a small cat, with very long legs - who knew?
She's actually a small cat, with very long legs - who knew?