Consider this the INTERIM shot. The prisoner on his was to be beheaded, I mean shaved. Actually from the yowling that was going on on the way, you would think it was a beheading. Note to self: Gravol really doesn't settle a cat down very much!
Okay, now if you have to laugh, please leave the room. Cats are very sensitive, you know.
Here we have the AFTER shot. Ignore the red eyes, I don't think he's THAT angry.
He's doing pretty well, considering. He meowed as per usual on the way home, but he's playing lots so I think it's all okay. He must have a lot of kitty confidence to pull of this look!
I've never had so much difficulty taking a picture of him. He just will not sit still for a decent picture. He's a little more svelte than I was anticipating. I guess the hair really does add bulk. Admittedly, he looks a bit like a drowned rat right now, not my cuddly little Ollie. Rain keeps hissing at him, maybe she thinks I've brought home another cat.
I do feel kind of bad for having his fur shaved, but I think he will have a much more comfortable summer. Plus, we were reaching the point where we have cat hair EVERYWHERE, so it was either the hair went or Oliver was taking a permanent trip to a farm, any farm, anywhere. So this is him. My poor boy, what have I done to you?