It all began with a Tweet a few weeks back that gave everyone the giggle they needed.
A Twitter user who goes by “Ash” posted a photo of her friend’s cat with its legs shaved for surgery. It’s one of those photos where you absolutely feel bad for the animal but also can’t help but at least smirk at because – well, it looks funny.
please look at this picture of my friend’s cat who had to get shaved for surgery pic.twitter.com/RZNPUyXJZX
— Ash♀️ (@trashlyn_) September 15, 2020
Of course, that got everyone thinking about the cats they’ve known and loved who had to get a bit of a shave in the name of their health and/or comfort.
So, yep, we definitely pity these kitties, but the hair will grow back. We just can’t help but get a guilty laugh out of some of these:
1. Gogo boots
There’s just something leg shaving and leaving the paw fur that makes us think of big, furry gogo boots.
But we’re guessing that these boots were made for walking all over her owner at 3 am as a punishment for the vet visit.
Amora and her little furry boots: pic.twitter.com/a0qSM5syfl
— Raphael (@RaphzAndrade) September 15, 2020
Animals seem to know when they look ridiculous and it makes them pretty miffed.
And they didn’t even have a say in getting a haircut to begin with. But there’s no use in telling them it’s for their own good.
My idiot 2 yrs ago 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/r0OhNUsPpL
— Rosie Dicken (@RosieDicken) September 15, 2020
3. Demanding its refund
Someone paid to have their cat groomed like this?
Poor fluffy baby.
It looks like it was training day for student groomers and someone got a future cat beauty school dropout.
Haha they are the photo negative of my cat after a grooming: pic.twitter.com/5QkrnVeK68
— Amy spelled the boring way (@AmyCannan1) September 15, 2020
4. I will have revenge
Apparently this was necessary after another human messed up their attempt at grooming.
Honestly, we’re surprised and impressed that this cat ever wants to go near a human again. But perhaps it just wanted photo proof to take to kitty court.
This is my daughter’s cat who had to go to the groomers after her brothers overgroomed her into a matted mess. The look on her face says SHE KNOWS & WILL GET HER REVENGE. Poor Shadows. Poor every other cat who’s been oddly shaved. pic.twitter.com/Az4W86zfA9
— Joanie says WEAR A MASK! 📷 🐊🐨🐍😺 (@JoaniePhotos) September 15, 2020
This cat looks like it can’t believe what just happened to it.
The cone, the missing fur…there’s no winning here.
Revenge is imminent.
Please see: Boots with the Fur pic.twitter.com/QglkYPUrma
— Ashley Avants (@ChubbyCzechers) September 15, 2020
6. Turkey leg
Aww, poor kitto.
We’re always glad to see these furry friends on the mend and no one wants them to have to go through a medical procedure.
But it’s so odd to see what they look like beneath that fur!
Ah bless! This was ours a year ago… pic.twitter.com/88IdsdhXRr
— Charlie (@miss_poppytents) September 15, 2020
7. The full body shave
Ooh, Rat Boy looks MAD.
And we don’t blame him.
First of all, his name is Rat Boy, and second of all, we bet he was COLD.
THIS REMINDS ME OF MY RAT BOY!!
he had to get most of his body shaved twice due to huge matts forming in his long fur… Luckily weve been able to groom and manage his matts, but he looked so funny like this i kinda miss it pic.twitter.com/jgKoNZAUW2
— ★ Amanda ★ (@jetsetgemini_) September 15, 2020
Ooh, that’s almost to cringy to laugh about.
Tails are much weirder-looking appendages that we realized!
This always comes to mind when someone says “shaved” and “cat” in a sentence… 😂😬😬 pic.twitter.com/YFiK9vKn9v
— Rebecca R (@beccameraki) September 15, 2020
9. Rocking the look
There’s no keeping this gorgeous cat down.
Shaved legs? No problem.
Somehow it still looks posh.
— Mrs Shaquille O’Nail (@KtNail) September 15, 2020
10. The evil eye
This cat will have the last laugh.
Those furry boots were made for kicking anyone who dares laugh while it’s watching.
My kitty after surgery lol 😂 pic.twitter.com/gEMRF3jGdw
— Jasmine Fuentes (@jazselina) September 15, 2020
11. Better or worse?
Ok, serious question – which is worse: the bald spot or being forced to wear a cat onesie?
This cat looks pretty ok with it all, which is impressive. Or maybe it’s still a bit sedated.
My cat had an abscess she wouldn’t leave alone. Believe it or not they sell cat onesies for this reason. pic.twitter.com/HLjk8mA2Cz
— Laura (@Get_up_Laura) September 15, 2020
12. Adding insult to injury
See, now that’s just gonna get you mauled to death.
This cat’s face says “go ahead and take your picture – it will only serve as justification for tomorrow’s attack.”
Here’s my cat, she got shaved for surgery too pic.twitter.com/i0s5RZ1kYU
— PET (@fightu4anapple) September 15, 2020
13. Bare butt
Aww, poor Ambrose. That sounds like a painful injury.
And no creature should have to walk around with their butt shaved. (But if they do, someone should probably put it on Twitter.)
Here’s our Ambrose early last year. He was less than a year old and huge for a kitten. Vet figures his bones hadn’t quite finished growing/fusing, and he was roughhousing with his brother and fractured the top of a back leg. pic.twitter.com/NQT8HBYpDd
— mactroy (@mactroy) September 16, 2020
14. Out in public
Well good for this cat for not letting a ridiculous-looking grooming job keep it from enjoying life.
Perhaps it can convince all the other creatures it’s the new neighborhood lion.
My cat had some grooming issues when it was incredibly hot last year and the vet suggested shaving her … this is what returned home 😂 My lion cat!! Look at those boots! pic.twitter.com/88Md6UlZqf
— Ursula Esling (@Uschlett) September 16, 2020
15. Leave it long in the back
It’s like a cat mullet with quite a party in the back.
Apparently some cats just can’t manage all that fur and need to have a closer shave.
But we can’t imagine what they think when they go to groom themselves for the first time!
This is Billy, no longer with us 😪 every year had to have a lion cut cuz his fur got so matted pic.twitter.com/19BxkYg3iJ
— Jeff (@jelo2510) September 15, 2020
16. Goodbye, dignity
We might have spit out our coffee.
This cat knows just how dire things look – and he looks like he needs a stiff drink.
I see this kitty and I give you my cat boogie after a hospital stay: pic.twitter.com/XitD52y1or
— Kitty (@HauntKitty13) September 16, 2020
17. Get me a lawyer
You’ll have to click this one for the full ridiculousness.
We just hope Bo got a good lawyer because we’d want compensation for pain and suffering.
Bo got a patch shave for surgery and then the vet changed where she got operated 😂 pic.twitter.com/vco9n1SIJN
— fran 🌸 (@FranBille_) September 15, 2020
18. Stubborn and bald
Well, what else are you going to do when your cat refuses to get brushed?
Matted fur can pick up all sorts of things and when they do decide to groom can give a cat one heck of a hairball.
Don’t you wish you could just explain the options to this feline?
My cat didn’t have surgery, she just doesn’t like to be brushed and gets all matted……. pic.twitter.com/bjOIlL4dP1
— Victoria (@Mind_Snap) September 15, 2020
19. King of the jungle
Luckily, this grew back quickly. Because we doubt he felt like royalty without his cloak.
— ny🎢 (@niloveuu) September 15, 2020
20. He’s got the look
Apparently Sassy kind of enjoys getting a shave.
Perhaps Sassy doesn’t own a mirror.
Those are the exact reasons my cat Sassy gets shaved every now and then! He hated too much petting/scratching because of his matted fur. He’s SO snuggly and LOVES belly scratches after he gets groomed! pic.twitter.com/UTHyaNFpI1
— Reggie Shmishma (@AnnieSpretty) September 15, 2020
Hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do to keep your cat healthy, and sometimes that means having to grow back some hair.
We laugh, but we’re glad these semi-furry felines were all ok. And we’re pretty confident they got their revenge in the end anyway.
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