The Grossness Series: Part 5

The Grossness Series: Part 5

The Way Things Can Be This is the final post in the Grossness Series.  Because I want it all to end on a good note. There doesn’t have to be any grossness.  Cats don’t have to be dirty and smelly and matted and pelted and covered in icky things. There is a better way!...
The Grossness Series: Part 4

The Grossness Series: Part 4

Who is to blame for this?  It’s not rocket science. We (the people) have skin and hair. We wash it on a regular basis. Dogs have skin and hair. We wash it on a regular basis. Hopefully. I mean, at least the general population of human beings on this planet “gets” that...
The Grossness Series: Part 3

The Grossness Series: Part 3

In case you’re wondering what I mean when I refer to a “pelt,” let me explain.  A pelt is a mass of fused together mats that form over a cat’s body. A pelt can be small, covering only a portion of a cat’s body, such as a hip or the belly. And a pelt can be large,...
The Grossness Series: Part 2

The Grossness Series: Part 2

I love cats. I always have. They are such narcissistic creatures, totally full of themselves and doing everything on their own terms. What’s not to like? I “fell” into cat grooming quite by accident when I obtained a Persian and was invited to show him at a CFA show....
The Grossness Series: Part 1

The Grossness Series: Part 1

I was looking through “before the cat groom” pictures the other day, in hunt for something very specific.  Afterward I felt gross. Downright dirty. Disgusting.  Bleh!  I had sifted through hundreds of dirty cat pictures (that’s “dirty” as in gross – not the other kind...