Verdi Gets a Beauty Treatment

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I saw Sanu, one of the housekeepers, grabbing Verdi, the cat, and taking him down into the laundry room.  We decided to follow and see what was going on.  We wondered if it was the dreaded bath time.  We almost felt sorry for the fluffy feline.  However, he was only down there for a beauty treatment.

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Sharkey, it looks like we're not the only ones who get groomed in the basement.  Sanu has Verdi in her grips.

1 Sharkey, it looks like we're not the only ones who get groomed in the basement. Sanu has Verdi in her grips.

It's the comb! - but Verdi doesn't seem to mind.

2 It's the comb! - but Verdi doesn't seem to mind.

Look how he's shedding!  If we saved all that hair and spun it into yarn, we could knit Martha a really soft sweater.

3 Look how he's shedding! If we saved all that hair and spun it into yarn, we could knit Martha a really soft sweater.

Now it's time to wash his face.

4 Now it's time to wash his face.

He seems to be enjoying this.

5 He seems to be enjoying this.

Oh no!  Not the cotton swab in the ears!

6 Oh no! Not the cotton swab in the ears!

Verdi doesn't even seem to mind the ear cleaner.  Perhaps it's because cats have really keen hearing - they can even rotate their ears 180 degrees, so I guess it's good practice to keep them clean.

7 Verdi doesn't even seem to mind the ear cleaner. Perhaps it's because cats have really keen hearing - they can even rotate their ears 180 degrees, so I guess it's good practice to keep them clean.

Now Sanu has the bristle brush.  Sharkey, did you know that If a cat is frightened, the hair stands up evenly all over their body?  Good idea to keep the knots at bay.

8 Now Sanu has the bristle brush. Sharkey, did you know that If a cat is frightened, the hair stands up evenly all over their body? Good idea to keep the knots at bay.

Hmm... Now Verdi's whiskers are pointed forward and fanned out, meaning that he's tense!  Perhaps he doesn't like us watching!  Let's give him some privacy so that he can enjoy his little beauty treatment.

9 Hmm... Now Verdi's whiskers are pointed forward and fanned out, meaning that he's tense! Perhaps he doesn't like us watching! Let's give him some privacy so that he can enjoy his little beauty treatment.

Comments (7)

  • Good morning Verdi and Francesca: Verdi, it looks like you're getting the royal treatment. Doesn't that feel the best? I love to go get brushed but I don't like to get my ears messed with. They do it anyway! Hey, do you get your teeth brushed too??? I don't like that either.

    My momma said she would help me this morning so that I could write you. The pictures are really great and you look so pleased.

    Well, it's time for my morning walk. Daddy said it is great exercise for both of us. It's nice outside today he said. Everyone have a great weekend and have fun and don't forget to dance, dance, dance.

    Take care. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • F & S
    Watching Verdi get groomed made my skin crawl - as I said before I'm not fond of the "G" word. I don't like having it done or looking at pictures of others going thru that torture. Poor Verdi - you both better watch out you might be next :(

    Speaking of torture Super Nanny arrives today, her luggage showed up yesterday. She'll be here soon because I see mom and dad's bags in the foyer. I won't be blogging for a few days I'll be thinking of ways to get in trouble, maybe she'll leave. The Labs just love her and Sophie is her favorite. I like to follow the kid around, Nicole is 3 and she drops her snacks when she walks. She loves those cheese curls and they happen to be one of my favorites as well. I guess that's the only up side of this visit.

    Dad is taking mom to Italy for her 50th birthday I wish he would have asked my opinion first I think she should be here with us to celebrate. We have a present for her but it will have to wait until she comes back. Super Nanny has to help me wrap it.

    Well tears are in my eyes and I need to go spend every last minute with my mom. Have a great weekend everyone.

    Zoe

  • Hello All,
    Well Verdi, your time has come also to look and feel your best. Nobody likes a "knotty" cat. LOL!!! I like getting bathed, because Mom does it in the shower. We are very careful not to get any water in my ears. That would be trouble and double trouble. Are you guys having itching problems with your ears now? I have been spending my days supervising Mom in her flower bed and my ears have been collecting pollen. We are keeping them clean to help with the itching. It takes alot of work to boss Mom on the correct way of gardening, but it's a hard job and someone has to do it, so it might as well be me. In the upper 80's today she says. Well, everyone have a great weekend and Zoe we will miss you. If your Mom and Dad would have taken you to Italy you could have shown them a thing or too. Frenchies rule!!
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    If you took all the beauty treatments in the world and used them on all the cats in the world, they still would not be as beautiful as a dog. Daddy says that is enough of that. Just had my morning walk. Didn’t get to walk yesterday. Mommy and daddy were expecting a morning visitor. I guess because it’s cool this morning, mommy will be working in the yard for a while. That means no nap for me. I have to go with her and keep an eye on her. She might pet another dog; or worse, touch a cat. Daddy came home a few days ago after his late afternoon walk, and I could smell “dog” on him. He admitted he petted another Chow along the road. Hum, I wonder where “she” lives. Have a good weekend all; time for my nap, maybe.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Oh Verdi, Verdi you lucky feline furball, Sanu looks like she knows what she's doing! I love being groomed myself, purrr meeuw! mommie delia brushes me everytime I come into the house, and I love curling around on the towel that's placed by the door...ahhh it feels so good rolling on it, helping rid the yard stuff.
    check me out! http://www.squidoo.com/feral_cat

  • Verdi you are a very beautiful boy and now you look even better from your beauty treatment. How lucky you are to have a MommyMartha to love and care for you.

    Zoe, I guess it's time for blog silence as we'll catch you on the other side of the moon. :sad: The good thing is, all of the wonderful Italian doggie treats mom and dad will probably bring back for you and the Labs.

    Kitty I checked out your photos. You are a pretty little girl and you can tell how much mommy and daddy love you.

    Everyone have a wonderful, fun weekend! :smile:

  • Hi Girl Friends, As you probably know by now, I dearly love kitties and it is so nice to see you bloging about Martha's beautiful cats. Verdi is so adorable and he looks very calm during his beauty treatment. I'm so proud of you Francesca for for being so kind and giving Verdi some privacy when he seemed a little anxious. Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

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