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The little big cats! Animal haircuts craze sees pets turned into predators.. but is it cruel?
The Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 02/04/2014 9:12:07 AM PST by EveningStar

You've heard of The Cat in the Hat but the latest fashion craze for animal owners is to turn their pets into something more predatory.

Cats and dogs are now sporting new designs in their fur to make them more king of the jungle rather than domesticated house pet.

However, one poor ginger feline looks genuinely embarrassed by her new look after its owner rouged-up its cheeks with make-up.

We've all had a haircut we didn't ask for but would you subject your pet to some of these styles?

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalhaircuts; animals; cats; dogs; haircuts; pets

1 posted on 02/04/2014 9:12:07 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 02/04/2014 9:12:34 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

As kids, we always dressed up our dog like a baby and hauled him around in our baby carriage. He lived to be 17 and I’m pretty sure his self-esteme was fully intact!


3 posted on 02/04/2014 9:14:20 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: EveningStar; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping


4 posted on 02/04/2014 9:16:15 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: EveningStar

5 posted on 02/04/2014 9:19:35 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Pussasaurus in boots?


6 posted on 02/04/2014 9:24:08 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: EveningStar

People are crazy. Of course it’s nutz for stupid people to screw with what Is natural. And to the extreme.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 9:26:29 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the big pile in the road.)
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To: JoeProBono

I would do that to my cat...how cool!

And she wouldn’t know she looked any different unless the other cats pointed and laughed.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 9:28:13 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: EveningStar; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

9 posted on 02/04/2014 9:28:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

10 posted on 02/04/2014 9:29:46 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: al_c

11 posted on 02/04/2014 9:32:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: al_c

its The Trump Cat!??


12 posted on 02/04/2014 9:32:28 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: al_c

Donald Trump?


13 posted on 02/04/2014 9:33:32 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: EveningStar; Slings and Arrows

DISLIKE.

14 posted on 02/04/2014 9:36:30 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EveningStar

Naw, wouldn’t do this to my cats or a dog. Do this to a cat and you take a chance on pissing it off which leads to unpleasant revenge like crapping on your pillow.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 9:43:38 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: dfwgator

Yep.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 9:46:15 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: EveningStar

I had a cat that had very thick fur. In the summer it bothered him a lot, and matted horribly So, I had the “lion cut” done for him. I did not think it cruel, I know he felt much better once I had that done.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 9:52:26 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: EveningStar

Animals sense when they look stupid. I remember when we gave our Cocker Spaniel a short cut for the summer. He was clearly embarrassed by his ‘new’ look.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 9:54:38 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: EveningStar

Try that with Her Highness and you’ll be missing a few pounds of skin.

We had to shave one of the drool monsters at 2 AM a couple of nights ago after a tangle with a skunk. I’ve been forgiven but hubby is still getting the evil eye.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 9:57:57 AM PST by bgill
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To: EveningStar
People with *far* too much money and *far* too few *people* to care about.
20 posted on 02/04/2014 9:58:51 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: EveningStar

ANY haircut you give to a cat, beyond trimming a long coat to help the cat stay cool, is going to look stupid.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 10:05:16 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This cat uses herself as ironic bait.




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22 posted on 02/04/2014 10:25:50 AM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: EveningStar; Slings and Arrows

I wouldn’t trim any of my cats that way.

My late MIL had a long-haired cat, Casey, and she had him shaved at the beginning of Summer every year. They lived in
Culver City, CA, and they had no air conditioning. Casey was much more comfortable than he would have been otherwise.

Thank you for the post and ping.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 10:31:28 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: siamesecats

Seconded. My long-haired cat loves lion cuts.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 10:33:49 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

My pleasure. Also, lion cuts are very practical for hot weather.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 10:35:57 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Indeed. Casey looked a little funny, but he was happy.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 10:38:16 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: martin_fierro

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27 posted on 02/04/2014 10:40:49 AM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: EveningStar
I've had two long haired cats and ended up shaving both of them. One would lie down in front of me and meow until I figured out that was what she wanted. It was an anti-hairball technique. I had bought that tuna flavored hairball paste by the case until a friend told me it was too high in carbohydrates and was just like candy for her. No wonder she liked it so much.

I started shaving her and did not need the paste anymore and actually got a call from the mail-order pet store asking if the cat was still living. I guess she was a major contributor to their profit margin.

I kept a lion cut on her and she lived to be 16 years, 2 months old.

28 posted on 02/04/2014 10:54:58 AM PST by Battle Axe
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To: EveningStar

I wonder if James Traficant ever did this to his cat.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 11:16:11 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: siamesecats

We have a schnauzer / poodle + unknown others mix. His hair is a problem for him. Way too thick and prone to matting. He loves a short haircut every couple of months. His is not a good mix plus his bark sets your teeth to hurting. He was an elderly neighbor’s pet and we took him when she had to go into a nursing home.

No haircut would be the cruel thing.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 12:07:51 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

How kind you are to take someone else’s critter and care for them. God Bless you.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 2:59:58 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: siamesecats

Amen!!


32 posted on 02/04/2014 3:40:29 PM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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33 posted on 02/04/2014 4:15:20 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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