Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Seaborne's Grooming Experience

Seaborne: "Hello everyone. I have a scary story to tell, so if you are faint of heart, don't read the following: (ALSO MAKE SURE THAT ALL LITTLE ONES ARE OUT OF THE ROOM)

Now, not to brag, but I think I look pretty good in the picture above. Unfortunately, when Mommy tried to groom me, she found a lot of matted fur. So... she decided to give me a "good grooming".
These two pictures are of the "aftermath" of the grooming. Which, by the way, took over two hours. I am a 23lb. cat (all muscle)! Now I ask you...aren't these pictures scary?


Well, this is what I looked like after the "butchering"! Mommy isn't exactly the world's best groomer. I was not a happy cat!This is what Mommy's arm looked like after this "so called grooming"! I ...well, kinda lost my temper and put the "bitey" on her. Now I ask you...wouldn't you have done the same? I love my Mommy, but JUST LOOK AT WHAT SHE DID TO ME!
Well, this is what I look like after my fur has grown out some. Not bad, eh? I have forgiven Mommy and she has forgiven me. She is brushing me a lot these days, so that my fur won't get matted again.



Yes, I am posing on a pink flowered comforter. It is on Tatum's bed and she is my favorite human. Besides, I am very secure in my masculinity!


18 comments:

Marilynn said...

Oh, Seaborne! I do sympathize with you AND with your mom.

Anne goes through this same thing with her big boy, Cabernet, and all his fur and mats. Poor guy. It takes both Anne AND Austen to get him brushed and to cut out mats when they can't brush them out. He hasn't put the bitey or scratchy on either of them, as far as I know, but maybe that's because they have to work together.
http://katscatoftheday.blogspot.com/2007/04/cabernet.html

Cabernet is quite beautiful, just as you are. The two of you would make a good pair -- one all white; one all black. Beautiful!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi! Well Cabernet is probably a lot more patient than I am (don't tell my mommy I "said" that). Grooming us "big guys" is not for the faint of heart! Courage and tenancity are necessary!

Cabernet is very handsome. My daddy was an all black cat. I am technically biracial.

Love, Seaborne

The Cat Realm said...

Look at the bright side: she DID give you the "Lion Cut"...
You look like a beautiful white lion.
But you still did right to bite her! She should BRUSH you for hours every day then she wouldn't have matted fur to cut!
Anastasia

Hot(M)BC said...

You do look like a beautyful white lion. But biting her was right. Long as you didn't bite anyfing actually off her, yoo's ok.
Purrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

AHHHHHH - there are pieces of you all over the place! as far as the bitey goes...she cuts you, you cut her - it's only fair. I would have gone for more blood myself. You show remarkable restraint.
Grr

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Well, thanks to everyone for the compliments AND for being on "MY SIDE". Grr, I think I showed remarkable restraint too! Hot(M)BC, nope, I didn't actually bite anything off.

P.S. Mommy did eventually recover from her wounds and even better, she didn't bleed on ME! :)

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Too funny, can't quit giggling at this post.

Lux said...

Omigosh, I almost fainted when I saw all that hair! Of *course you gave her the bitey!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Lux, thanks for your support. So far my fellow kitties agree with my actions. Mommy says that she is glad that all of you were not there at the time....she might not have survived!

Christine and FAZ said...

Wow you lost all that fur and still look really furry. That's amazing. FAZ

TT said...

WOW thats lots of furs! I would have put the bitey on mommy too for that. Whew, its goods you survives that torture!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Christine & faz: Thanks for the compliment. I do have quite a lot of fur! (even after the "butcher")

tt: I appreciate the support, it was torture! (Mommy says that I tortured her...ha!)

Seaborne

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Holy catfur batman! Oh my d*o*g! Neither Sadie nor I haf effur seen such a thing, Zippy has, she sez mom did dat to da one dat came before a cuppul of times becuz of 'mats'. Den she started taking her to da grooming place every six weeks. Zippy sez she thawt it was a SPA...she gots a baf and a brush and came home beyootiful and smelled like flowers. We'z glad we don't gotta go thru dat but yoo still look good, like a big manly mancat lion.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Seaborne, that is just an AWFUL way to treat a cat! My beans know better than to try that with ME. I won't even allow brushing, but luckily I have short hair. We sometimes have to be rough on our humans to train them properly. Tough love and all that.
Purrs

Kimo & Sabi said...

Wowy Wow Dude! That must have been furry scary! Yer beans need to git you da FURminator! We gots one and Rocky da Gutter Cat uses one too. Check it out - it really werks!
http://www.furminator.com/

Beau said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! I almost started hyperventilating when I saw the aftermath. I still feel faint! =lays down amd puts paw over head= I would have done (do) the exact same thing...and you did me proud putting such a good bitey on her!! Also, with or without fur you look great!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Seaborne: "Thanks to all for your support and especially thanks for the "furminator" idea...Mommy already ordered one! Beau, just breath deeply, don't want you to hyperventilate! Hey, thanks for all the compliments too...I AM THE WHITE LION!"

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

THIS JUST IN! MOMMY BOUGHT A "FURMINATOR" AND IT IS FANTASTIC! IT ACTUALLY FEELS GOOD WHEN SHE BRUSHES ME. THANK YOU KIMO & SABI FOR THE "TIP"!!!

SEABORNE