Friday, July 29, 2016

Tilly Before and After - A Feline Transformation

Blessed though this household is with two sweet tempered cats, one requires a little more help in the grooming department. Meet Tilly, before yesterday's visit to our wonderful local groomer:
They Call Me Woolybear. Go figure...

And that was taken after I trimmed her ruff a few weeks ago! We've postponed the visit to groomer extraordinaire Renee because leaving the house is stressful when one is a sixteen-year-old pampered pet.

Now she looks like a different cat:

I Just Want My Kibble, if You Please

She no longer appears as if she's gone to seed and about to blow away on a summer breeze. Of course that's not likely to happen given her girth. But she is losing weight with a strict regimen since supermodel thin Luna passed away nearly two years ago, so don't judge. ~grin~ I do adore how she crosses her paws.

Anyone in your household have a recent makeover? No fashion expert, I could use any tips you might offer.

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  1. What a transformation! She's got to be cooler, for sure. We have a couple of dogs with short hair, so they don't need much grooming. Where I fall short is with trimming their nails. Oh, how I hate to do it! Always putting it off for another day.

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    1. Thank you for the kind word! ~grin~ I don't blame you for postponing the pedicure.

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  2. She looks good - very regal! Our dogs have short hair so that saves on the grooming!

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    1. Thank you! Short hair can be a real blessings. Our lucky cat Jezebel never needs outside grooming help.

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  3. Aww, so sweet. She looks so chilled with her paws crossed - obviously happy with her new hairdo :)

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    1. Thank you! She is the sweetest cat, never in a bad mood. Tilly crosses her paws a lot these days. I think she previously needed them widespread to balance on her big belly before losing some weight. ~grin~ Poor kitty.

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  4. I like this. She's a cutie. I can tell from Tilly's eyes that she is the head of the household.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Patricia

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    1. That's so kind of you to say, Patricia. She is our little diplomat, always greeting visitors without fear.

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  5. what a beautiful cat! Before AND after, but her trimmed neat look with the crossed paws is gorgeous1

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    1. That means a lot, my dear. You see so many beautiful cats. I wish you all the best!

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  6. My housemate continues the battle against her schnauzers' fur. Like Tilly, they look totally different even when only partially de-furred. She's a handsome cat.

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    1. Oh, my parents have had miniature schnauzers in the past. Great dogs! Thank you for the kind words, Drusilla. Your visit means a lot.

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  7. Tilly is just adorable and I'm sure she is much more comfortable now, too!

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I hope she appreciates it. Visiting the groomer is stressful, so I postponed making an appointment as long as possible. But finding hairballs in the bed forced me to act. :P Yuck.

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  8. I bet she's much more comfortable. My brother had a cat (that sadly passed away earlier this year) that they'd get shaved in the summer. She looked silly, but she moved so much better. She appeared to enjoy it.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Liz! I'm sorry for your brother's loss. Pets are a huge part of our family. To be honest, I frequently call her "Silly Tilly Willy" because she can be such a clown.

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  9. Oh wow! She looks great. My dog gets a summer cut in the summertime, but she's WAY overdue. This reminded me I need to make an appointment!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I hope you can get that appointment made. Tilly sometimes can't get in for a week or more when I call. The grooming business is apparently booming.

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  10. Thanks for reminding me that I need a haircut Darla! Not only is my hair a similar length, it's a similar colour too! Neat job by the way!

    (You picked up on a comment about my father. If you are interested, just Google 'Denis Hillman' and you'll find pages and pages about him!)

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  11. Thank you for the smile, Keith. I adore your sense of humor.

    And thank you for sharing about your father. I'm sure you miss him terribly. His miniatures are amazing!

    Be well!

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  12. She looks very composed, as if she knows we're all admiring her makeover! Heheh. My neighbor just got a cat and she's adorable. ♥ I had no idea one did not know a cat's gender during the first few weeks! Hugs Darla! Mmm. I've been promising myself a haircut for a while but then all I do is comb my hair hang my head forward and go snip snip snip. :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and the grin! I hope you treat yourself to a little pampering. While you always look beautiful in every photo (I could never look that good after trimming my own hair!), you deserve the pleasure of a hairstylist's attentions. The head massage while having my hair washed is a great pleasure.

      As for cat genders, I relied on the veterinarian when my first adopted stray brought me her kittens. So you taught me something new. Hugs to you and yours!

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  13. I have been with a lill pigeon now its almost grown and its got so friendly with us... the cat looks very good both before and after the cutting session(: . I read about a cat that lived for 30 years, these cats are awesome.

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    1. How neat! Pigeons are amazing. I'm sorry to say that my first adopted (formerly stray) cat took down many before we forced the determined hunter to live entirely indoors. Thank you for the kind words. I hope Tilly and Jezebel are with us for another decade.

      Be well!

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  14. Very smart! No one in our house has had a makeover, although I definitely need one!

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    1. Ironically, she is going to get groomed again today. I don't know how I missed your friendly comment, my dear, but it's neat to remember when she went there last. We guessed she goes about every four months. Here's my proof!

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  15. Is it just me or not but Tilly is not looking too happy about that trim. HaHa

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    1. I always wonder what's going on in a pet's mind. I do know for sure she hates going. And the groomer tells me she recognizes my car when I pull up in the lot, suddenly meowing with excitement after a long silence. Amazing! Thanks for stopping by, my dear. I hope you are well.

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