Something really odd has happened...

(16 Posts)
StillMedusa Wed 08-Jun-16 20:10:08

To Obie!
He has always been a very independent boy...not remotely cuddly, best we get is a few strokes and some chat.He loves DS2 best and will lie on his bed with him, but he's no lap cat.

But since his monday shave he appears to have had a personality transplant!
Winding round my legs, coming for fuss, leaping on my bed to lie next to me and actually purring..he rarely purrs!!!
I think he is genuinely a LOT more comfy without his incredibly thick fur..and of course with the matts gone, but he has had thick (not always matted!) fur all his life. It seems very odd that he is suddenly loving!

I, of course am loving it, and making the most of it! grin
He doesn't seem unduly bothered by his baldy appearance either... but that tum IS shameful... fatso!
Definitely going to try and keep it shorter once it has grown again.. bit of a shame for a MC but unless he REALLY changes so much we can groom him, it's probably better!

Diamogs Wed 08-Jun-16 20:16:18

Knowing that your DCs are all adults / almost adults, it's probably a daft question to ask if you might be pregnant Medusa?

NHS cat used to hate me but when I was pg he fell in love with me and wouldn't leave me alone...

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:37:25

He must feel so much better without all that solid fur on him.

My autocorrect wanted to change fur to gut!. I bet portia nearly wet herself when he got back.

StillMedusa Wed 08-Jun-16 20:37:37

Well I'd never have to work again if I was grin as I'd sell my story to the papers smile I'm 48 and had a hysterectomy at 35, so think we can rule that one out!!!!

It really is very weird tho!!!

TroysMammy Wed 08-Jun-16 21:49:40

Aw love him. My cat Troy was born 2 days before my niece. As they were growing up he ignored her and run away when she came over. It was a shame as she loves animals.

In January at the age of 5 Troy was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and heart failure. My niece came over as she wanted to see him and presented him with a toy mouse. Troy was all over her, rubbing up against her, allowing her to stroke and brush him. He was a different cat. My niece was delighted with the change.

Sadly Troy died suddenly a month ago as a result of his illness but I have some lovely photos of them both together and my niece will treasure the fact Troy loved her in the end.

Wolfiefan Wed 08-Jun-16 21:54:00

Is he staying in to avoid sunburn!
We got a furminator when our long haired old girl didn't groom. Great gadget!

LineyReborn Wed 08-Jun-16 21:56:19

May I just say, I also love your furniture. smile

Toddlerteaplease Thu 09-Jun-16 01:44:01

Maybe he realises that he has you to thank for being more comfortable. My groomer uses a dog grooming rake and a metal wide tooth comb and my Persians have not had any knots since and I get loads of hair off. She thinks furminators are rubbish as they don't deal with the undercoat. I must admit I think she's right.

Toddlerteaplease Thu 09-Jun-16 01:44:36

If anyone wants my furminator it's going spare!

StillMedusa Thu 09-Jun-16 07:32:10

Mine too Toddlerteaplease It just doesn't work through to the undercoat :/
I'm going to spend time researching best grooming tools!

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 09-Jun-16 07:38:12

Really common in shaved cats to suddenly become loving after shave. Zoom Groom is really good for these cats getting right into the under coat and as it is rubber you can start even when they have only recently been shaved.

DesolateWaist Thu 09-Jun-16 07:51:47

Could it be that he loves the change of sensation on his skin rather than in his fur?

ChipInTheSugar Thu 09-Jun-16 08:01:32

I agree with Desolate - I bet it's the new sensation of feeling things against his skin. Wonder if it will be itchy when it grows back?!

Toddlerteaplease Thu 09-Jun-16 18:36:49

Still, this is the comb I use now and it's brilliant. Gets more off than the furminator and they love it. It also doesn't make them static. I have had no knots since using it. Think it was about £7 from pets at home.

StillMedusa Thu 09-Jun-16 23:43:54

I'll get that one and give it a go!

katemiddletonsnudeheels Thu 09-Jun-16 23:46:36

Change his name to Samson. He obviously feels vulnerable without his fur grin

My cat was so affectionate the other night I did briefly wonder if she was in labour, as the only other time she's been so loving was when she was giving birth (she arrived preggers by the way!)

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