Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Haircut time for the overgrown lion

A few weeks ago I was asked to take one of the cats on my feeding round for Nine Lives to one of their vets. His name is Tadjio, and he has a skin condition which causes some of his long fur to fall out, in some cases trailing along the floor which could obviously be uncomfortable and dangerous. 
Tadjio is a very friendly cat and also a champion wrestler!  He challenges (often unwilling) feline competitors to street matches and is invariably the winner. These bouts are always amicable though, and Tadjio is friends with the other cats who live in this abandoned house in Plaka:

So I delivered him to the vet, and a couple of days later picked him up and released him, to see that he'd been given a proper lion cut! For those of you who don't know what that term refers to, a simple youtube search will provide hours of entertainment. Of course Tadjio's trim was not vanity based, but he seems very happy with his new style and I'm sure it will serve him well during the sweltering summer months too.
And here are the all important before and after shots!

Tadjio before;

Tadjio after;

The middle section of his 'mane' fell out before he had the haircut, when it grows back he will look even more regal!

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