Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Brushing Sadie

Our friend Amy asked for "equal time for Sadie" on the blog. Sadie has never been much for photos, but even less now that she stays mostly in the bedroom.

I needed to brush Sadie, so I decided to document it just for Amy. To prevent her from hiding or interacting with the other cats, I bring her just outside of the back door.

First, I gather the equipment I need for the job:
Yes, those are gloves.. Sadie really dislikes brushing, and once she scratched my hand and it got infected, requiring antibiotics. So now I take precautions!

Before brushing.
Hey lady, I know what you're about to do. . and I don't like it.


During brushing.

I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.
Are you done yet? Because I'm way done.

The aftermath.

P.s. It's a good thing I didn't take a video of the brushing. Sadie yowls and screams the entire time. I hope our neighbors don't think we're harming our cats; she's that loud!

She is rewarded with many treats afterward, and thankfully, I'm quickly forgiven.

13 comments:

Laila and Minchie said...

Sadie, we didn't think you could get even more beautiful after that brushing!

amyjtoo said...

Lovely to see Sadie, and that she got to enjoy some fresh air....even if she may not have appreciated it at the time. :-)

Eastside Cats said...

I've recently seen a brush that I'd never thought of using for the kitties, and now am on the hunt. We can get a good brushies on all of the cats, but I want them to SWOON! Sadie is adorable!

The Whiskeratti said...

We saw that warning claw on your glove. Good thing you had protection....

Greg_1948 said...

Sadie hates it! I hate brushing cats as well. One snag and it's all over!

Random Felines said...

ooo - the ears of annoyance and the one toenail maneuver - she has skills :)

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

All that work (and screaming) was worth it - you look fab, Sadie!

P.S. Binga is not a big fan of brushing either. Fortunately, she is not quite as fractious as Sadie. She does scream sometimes when she gets a nail trim.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Sadie doesn't like bein' brushed? MOUSES! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE combin', for sure. I guess this is a kind of to-each-his-own thing, huh? purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

She looks so innocent. My Snowball is like that too, but luckily her meows are barely audible.

The Island Cats said...

Oh Sadie! We're sorry you don't like to be brushed. We like it, but only for a few minutes before we say we've had enough.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku said...

Oh Sadie, we understand. While Sasha and Sami are quite happy to be brushed, Saku hates it. You're a smart kitty though...you've figured out how to get extra treats :)

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

that one claw warning shot is awesome. I'm sorry Sadie, but I hope you at least feel better for what you went through.

Roberta said...

The second to the last picture of Sadie made me laugh. She looked absolutely livid but, oh so, adorable. Mommy did a great job.

Lucy is a good nurse

My surgery went as expected and I'm doing ok. Lucy has been on nurse duty and is taking the job very seriously.