When The Cat’s Away The Dogs Have A Spa Day

, , , , | Right | July 23, 2014

(I am the groomer at a veterinary hospital. Midway through my shift, I go to grab a cat I have scheduled for a bath. To keep their stress to a minimum there is a room that is exclusively for cats. All boarding and grooming cats are kept there. As soon as I enter the room, the cat is already growling and hissing. Take note: the cat has a short coat and the hair looks very shiny. After a quick glance at the chart I call up the owner.)

Me: “[Cat] is already a little grumpy, so I’m a bit hesitant to work on him. I don’t want to stress him out any more than I have to. His coat looks pretty clean. Was there a particular reason you wanted him washed today?”

Client: “Well, my dogs are there to get groomed all the time, getting their spa days. I didn’t want him feeling left out…”


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