Finding a Cat Groomer

Once you’ve decided that your feline needs some professional grooming attention, you will most likely go online to begin searching for the purrfect place to provide your kitty with a spa treatment. You may be surprised to find that many groomers do not groom cats.  The groomers that do offer cat grooming services are few […]

Cat Spa Services

So you live with a cat, or two (or three) and there’s cat hair everywhere! It’s on your clothes, your bed, the living room furniture, the kitchen counter…….pretty much everywhere.  And your cat is shredding the furniture with his claws. Or maybe you just got a new sweater with a thread pulled from the sleeve […]

Well, Why Not?

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Felines are exquisite creatures. Anyone who is fortunate enough to be loved by a cat knows this. The cat makes sure if it.   Cats are definitely unique in their behavior and attitudes. They are special, they know they are special, and they are very good at making sure no one ever forgets it. Unlike […]

Before She Speaks (parody)

And this one is from my “Carrie Underwood” entry in 2010 that won several awards at a show in Knoxville and the creative runway comp in Dallas.  I might have to resurrect this one some day……when I can find the time. So here’s a parody that pretty much EVERY groomer can relate to. (PS. It […]

My Lifelong Dream (parody)

A few years ago I entered the first ever “Groomers Got Talent” competition at Hershey Groom Expo. I was so excited because, prior to that, I had not been allowed to compete in any type of grooming competition due to rules about speakers or cats or both. So big deal, it was a talent competition […]

Who Grooms Cats and WHY?

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Who Grooms Cats and WHY? The second follow-up to my State of the Cat Grooming Industry article published in’s 2014 State of the Industry Report.   What makes a cat groomer successful? Some might say it’s all about location. Others will say that it’s more about the level of confidence or skill. I would […]

Messed up Numbers

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Messed up Numbers A follow-up article to the previous State of the Cat Grooming Industry article   Last week I wrote an article entitled, State of the Cat Grooming Industry, which was published in the January 2014 edition of’s State of the Industry Report (also on my blog). As I flipped through the publication […]

State of the Industry

Current State of the Cat Grooming Industry An article written in conjunction with the “State of the Industry” publication by   I remember when there wasn’t actually a cat grooming industry. Sure there were dog groomers who groomed cats and even a couple feline-exclusive groomers that I knew about in the pre-2006 days when […]

The Newest Addition

Part of the newest addition to the NCGIA website: THE CATTY SHACK, LTD When I originally set up a store-front salon, it was in an historic Main St. area of the very small, but rapidly growing Simpsonville, SC. Due to city ordinances, the storefronts and signage in the town square were required to be uniform […]

Chubbs Bars TransFURmation Winners

I’m cross-posting this here straight from the Chubbs Bars website.   TransFURmation Challenge Winners We received so many wonderful entries during the 2nd TransFURmation Challenge that it made it hard to pick winners. For that reason, we turned narrowed down our selection to 27 finalists and then let our Facebook fans vote for their favorites. […]