Then I went to a DIY Grooming workshop sponsored by the SPCA. I was really more interested in the "One Picture Saves a Life" portion of the workshop, but the speaker, Jorge Bendersky, was first on the agenda. Jorge suggested Wahl products were inexpensive, but good, and could be found in Wal-Mart. Lo and behold, I found a grooming kit as well, and so began my adventures in do-it-yourself animal grooming....
Here are Walter's "after" pictures:
It's not that big of a difference - but I trimmed his "mohawk," eyebrows, and beard. When Wayne saw him, he commiserated with Walter, and said,
"Poor Walter! I told you to run!"
On the other hand, there is a huge difference in Violet's before and after pictures, however, it's not evident until she turns around. Violet is my long-haired cat who gets "dingleberries" - for those of you who don't know what those are, you are so lucky! When she uses the litter box, sometimes bits of kitty litter and other things (ahem) stick to to the fur on the back of her legs. I decided to give her a modified Brazilian...just kidding - no wax was used. But she wasn't going to be easy to convince for this procedure. First, here's Violet's "before" picture:
And here is her "after" picture
(without being too graphic):
Voila! No more dingleberry potential!
As I said, it took some maneuvering to pull this off - I had to put her food in the corner and shave the back of her legs while she was occupied with eating, as illustrated in the following picture:
Yes, all that fur came from the back of her legs!
Hirsute people, beware!