The Professional Cat Groomers Assoc. of America presented it's first award to Kristen Fulton. To earn the certification, groomers must pass a series of four written examinations and six practical ones. Groomers must also have a certificate in feline first-aid and CPR. Fulton is CEO of Faux Paws Pet Spa, a central Florida grooming salon and mobile grooming business.
I was so happy to read this in a pet magazine. Finally, groomers who know how to properly groom a cat and are noticed for their profession. I have personally heard horror stories about cats being groomed by dog groomers who do not understand cats and do not go the distance to make them comfortable and less-frightened. I actually heard of one that fainted from fear when groomed by a dog groomer. Congratulations Kristen.
Now, I wonder if there are any Canadian Cat Groomers that should be honoured? I should look into that.
I've been sick :( for 2 days now. Thank goodness I can't pass this on to my cat-sitting clients because I am very busy this weekend. Maybe once Gary retires we won't have so much of this. I worked for the Govt. too for years and I remember how illness travelled through offices. As bad as daycares, I think.
Today, I am off to visit Chico & Max. They are indoor-outdoor cats and I get to spend time with them in their owners beautiful gardens. Chico is very floofy & Max is a short-haired, tough guy. They are both hilarious.
Little Rae-Rae carries on with her lamp-shade head. She tears through the house like a lunatic and still seems to be able to play. Allie takes the head-gear off every day for awhile so she can groom herself (and she does). I'll be glad to have her look normal again.
Lily is very clingy these days. I think she misses Maggie. They used to spend a lot of time sleeping together and because Lily has always been very maternal, I think she knew Mag was not well and wanted to stay close to her. It's tough when you can't explain to them. I just give her lots of lovin'.
I have been checking out our local Animal Shelter regularly because I had seen two 8 year old Sealpoint Siamese that had been dumped there and who needed a good home. I was imagining what they were feeling sitting in that shelter wondering what had happened to them. Today they were adopted and it looks like they probably went to a good home together. I wish them all the luck for a Siamese cat needs to feel confident and normally is a one-person cat. The bond they form with that special someone is quite remarkable.
"He who dislikes the cat, was in his former life a rat."
Wishing all a fantastic Friday.