Did you know that pet groomers in the United States have split personalities? Yes! Truth! Let me explain why. Dogs and cats in America have a long, proud history of working. Farms, barns, yards, stores, kitchens: wherever you look, dogs and cats valiently protected home and property from pesky mice, dangerous coyotes, and naughty neighbors.Continue reading “How are North American Pet Groomers Different from South Korean Pet Groomers?”
Many cats enjoy being brushed. Want proof? Thank you YouTube. What do these videos have in common? The atmosphere is calm and quiet. The owner is calm and quiet. If you want an excited cat, bring an excited attitude. Cats force us to quiet ourselves.
Let me help you decide whether or not to hire a house call cat groomer for claw trims. Everything is a trade-off. When people choose to buy prepared pre-packaged meals instead of shopping, cooking and cleaning up, they are making an instinctual decision about the best use of their time. What is the best use of your time?Continue reading “What is the best use of time? Claw trims & time.”
Stress-free handling is all the rage on veterinary websites. Stress-free handling is old-fashioned in that it requires a return to craftsmanship, specialization and intimacy. I predict that the concept of stress-free handling will become more and more well-known, but that actual stress-free handling will remain as rare as a vegetarian at a barbecue joint. These techniquesContinue reading “The commoditization of stress-free handling”
Yoga. Jiu Jitsu. Moving 3-dimensionally. Cats twist their body in ways we can’t even begin to do. Cats use extreme flexibility to get the upper paw. If I’m thinking like a human, two-dimensionally, I’m not going to get those claws trimmed. The cat is not a piece of paper or a brick. The catContinue reading “Holding a cat who’s not into being held”
Yes, because . . . you don’t have to bundle up your cat in a carrier and walk or ride to the salon. I come to you, with my equipment. you don’t have to wait several hours to pick up your cat. Grooming usually takes one hour. No, because . . . grooming entails fur.Continue reading “Is house call cat grooming easier for the owner than taking a cat to a salon?”