Friday, September 19, 2008

Minty Had a HairCut!

I had to do it last week. Eversince he came back from his six-days adventure a few months ago, travelling through forest, rivers, roads, fields and residences, he also adopted and invited some fleas home and had his hair ruffled probably from rolling out in the fields. Well, the flea part was quickly treated by the vet, but the matted hair remains and gets worse, especially after applying the vet's oil treatment. S I took him to the vet again for grooming, in the hope of bringing home a handsome and shiny coated cat. Instaed, shortly after dropping him off, the vet called and explained why they need to shave his hair.

I asked how long will the hair grow back? In two months he will start to look good, and fully grown hair in three months! Wow, that's a long time, isn't it? And Raya is just around the corner!I wasn't too sure. "It'll grow back beautiful..." the vet assured. I finally gave the greenlight.

It was a heart wrenching experience when I took him from the vet. He was still half-asleep from the drug to make him sleep. When we got home, he tried to walk limply, probably feeling funny at the same time. I don't have the heart to take his picture and humiliate him by posting it here. But if you want to imagine how he looked like, imagine a sphinx cat, with a rounded hairy head. Or just have a look at the picture I googled online.
Well, I guess I will need to get used to his scrawny looking for a while, unitl he grows new shiny hair. Just like the shaved cat in the pix, Minty is white underneath.

And by the way, say hello to our new friends!

8 comments:

Eskapisminda said...

Hi Diana, I'm amazed at people who can be totally devoted to their pets like you. I tried before but I'm flawed in that area, to me cats are cute to look at but there's always this thing in my mind that says "that aloof being gonna cakar me, he's gonna cakar me!". I do make sure they are fed if I come across any mispriveleged ones but will never carry one in my arm. Takut!!!

Ydiana said...

Hi Intan

When I was a little girl, I even sleep with the cats. They will not scratch you unless you hurt them. Once you get over it, you'll find them adorable and cannot resist to touch them. Its like law of atrraction, positive vibes and all. :) Try it!

U.Lee said...

Hi Ydiana....hamsters? Not many women dare have them, ha ha. My wife will divorce me if I dare even bring one home...ha ha.

I love cats, Persian ones....but again....hmmmm, should have married someone who loves animals, ha ha.
Did find one, but ta'boleh masak pulak. So how? Simpan the cook, ha ha, but no kuching.
Ha ha. You keep well....your cat look like GI Joe, huh? Lee.

Ydiana said...

Hi Lee

If you bring home a cute little kitten one day, and tell your wife you need to babysit for a month, I'm sure she'll grow fond of it and will not let it go.. just a suggestion! ;)

cakapaje said...

Salam ydiana,

Hello! How could you be so cruel to poor Minty? I mean, giving him a crew cut haircut is so...un-cat like :) Now, he looks more like a chihuahua. Poor adorable Minty.

Ooh! Hello new munchkins :)

Ydiana said...

Hi Shah

I wasn't given a choice. The vet said either I do it or .... I don't know. She didn't say it. Not in so many words.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Maaf Zahir dan Batin

Ydiana said...

Cikgu

Selamat Hari Raya to you and family!

Maaf Zahir & Batin.

Raya kat mane?