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These cats dyed and groomed to resemble lions and tigers look pretty livid [w/pix]
Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Apr 2014 | Martha de Lacey

Posted on 04/10/2014 10:16:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Let sleeping dogs lie, they say. But perhaps they should also have said something about not painting cats to look like flowerbeds.

And they should have said it really loudly while in New Jersey, where the world’s largest (and most bonkers) pet-grooming summit has just taken place.

Some 2,000 moggies entered Intergroom, in which they were transformed into exotic creations including lions, tigers, birds and, er, wild flowers.

And they do not look very happy about it.

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


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping; napl
Pix at source. Oh, the humanity!
1 posted on 04/10/2014 10:16:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...
Methinks that come the morn a lot of people are going to find "surprises" in their shoes.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 10:18:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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3 posted on 04/10/2014 10:29:49 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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Poor baby.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 10:35:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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5 posted on 04/10/2014 10:38:32 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I like cats and that’s just wrong. It’s a form of abuse.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 10:42:41 PM PDT by Essie
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To: Slings and Arrows

I take care of a little stray TNR kitty in my neighborhood and last night she brought a new friend by... I did a double-take when I saw it, because my first instinct was, “That thing is covered with mange!” It turned out to be a long-haired cat that someone had done a horrible job of clipping. It still had the ruffle around it’s neck, but the entire body was clipped really close and they left this ridiculous puffball on the end of its tail, and it looked like it was wearing little ski boots. To top it all off, they had done a pretty bad job, leaving clipper tracks all over the poor creature’s coat! I told my little stray friend, “You’ve got some strange acquaintances.”


7 posted on 04/10/2014 10:54:28 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Agreed.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 10:59:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Essie; ponygirl

I keep my long-haired in a lion cut for *her* comfort. This is ridiculous.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 11:01:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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Poodles got it worse.

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10 posted on 04/10/2014 11:31:27 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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Nope. Poodles are natural subs. Cats are natural doms.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 1:43:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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Less is more. I’d declare Bird Stalker the winner.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 1:57:54 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Jet Jaguar

Absolutely disgusting. These are living creatures, not toys. When I took my magnificent Maine Coon to the groomer, I was horrified to hear her ask, “Do you want a lion cut for her?” I think the entire shopping center must have heard me shriek, “NOOOOOO!!!!!” She just had some bad mats she wouldn’t let me work on removed, a bath in colloidal oatmeal shampoo to soothe her skin from a bit of dandruff, conditioner and being blow dried and groomed. When she left the groomer, she then looked like a million bucks! With her lovely coat-for-three Maine Coon coat intact.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 4:21:57 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Slings and Arrows

Our cats are always whining about cat abuse if I don’t open the can fast enough, don’t keep their dry-food toy full, and
don’t give them enough pets and scritches.

They don’t know what real cat abuse is. I wish I could get them to sit in my chair and look at those horrible pictures.

Surprises in their shoes would be getting off mildly after what they did to those poor kittehs.

My late Rocket loved to get groomed at the vet’s. There was a nice, warm cat dryer (the vet exclusively treated cats),
and when I went to pick him up after his shampoo and dry, he would be sitting in it, grinning and enjoying the warmth.

I miss him a lot.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 5:16:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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The humiliation...the embarrassment...the degradation...


15 posted on 04/11/2014 5:31:02 AM PDT by Nepeta
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If I even thought that, mine would give me a look that said, “How would you like your facial scars? Vertical, Horizontal, or are you into that Tic Tac Toe look.


16 posted on 04/11/2014 6:00:17 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What kind of person does that to their kitty?


17 posted on 04/11/2014 6:11:02 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: TheOldLady; EinNYC

Misty loves her lion cut, and she’s a total sweetheart at the groomer. The lion cut’s for her benefit, though, not because I’m using her to get attention.


18 posted on 04/11/2014 6:57:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Attention whores.


19 posted on 04/11/2014 6:57:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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20 posted on 04/11/2014 6:59:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Yes, my late MIL had a cat who suffered quite a bit in the summer because they didn’t have
A/C. She had his long hair shaved every spring, and that solved the problem for the poor guy.

She got him from a friend who found out her boyfriend was teasing and bothering him when
she wasn’t around. It took MIL a long time to be able to pet him without his trying to struggle
away. He used to act out by knocking things off the mantlepiece and walking on the counter.

He liked me, though. Casey was his name. He got pretty mellow as he aged.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 7:32:16 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Our neighbor had a black chow that they would have lion cut in the summer. Birds around here would go nuts when it walked around. It was the only dog I ever saw get that reaction.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 7:39:33 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Essie

They did it to dogs, too...

http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/09/these-dog-photos-will-make-your-day-infinitely-better-4693520/


23 posted on 04/11/2014 8:33:28 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Good one. AndyCat and I second the motion.


24 posted on 04/11/2014 10:55:20 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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