Maksim is now 10 months old and still very much a kitten. Never having had a long haired cat or even a cat with claws ( no lectures, please), our lives have been changed with this kitten. He is definitely a handful at times but he is such a wonderful cat that we forgive him all of his daredevil antics.
But the time had come and gone for a grooming by a professional. Poor Maksim had some leg pit mats that I was unable to get out. I had gotten the recommended combs but the mats appeared overnight it seemed and I just wasn’t confident enough to get them out.
A quick question in a local Facebook group gave me a couple of cat groomer options locally. One wasn’t taking any new clients because they were just trying to catch up on their regular clients. Another offered mobile grooming which I thought was a winner. Since she was out of Asheville we decided to meet in a Brevard parking lot to cut her travel time down and I was happy to drive 20 minutes for the adventure.
When Aaron came he helped get the mats out and showed me his “technique” so now I know how to attack them a little bit better in the future.
Of course I talked to Maksim about it before hand. He got in his carrier and down the mountain we went. Our groomer, Kim from Calling All Cats, was already there and waiting in her Sprinter van and I did the handoff. I headed out to get some coffee and walk the labyrinth and 45 minutes later he was done.
When I asked how he did she kind of laughed and demonstrated his wiggliness which I totally recognized. He is not a belly rubbing kitty yet and is a little wild at times but she was able to bathe him, trim his nails which was the real thing I did not want to try, and give him a sanitary cut so his dingleberries won’t stick to his fur anymore. What a difference! He survived and so did I and I am hopeful the next grooming will go even better than the first.
It’s funny how much this cat has helped make this Covid-19 pandemic more tolerable. He never ceases to entertain and he is getting better at snuggling now so we love that. Life is so much better with a cat or two. Or a dog. What do you think? Are you Team Cat or Team Dog? Or Team No Pet? Tell me all about it in the comments and Comment for a Cause – NAMI.