It’s that time of year again, when Isis’ fur strangely gets matted like crazy. The whole year, consistent grooming keeps whatever matted fur in check, but somehow, once November or December rolls in, it seems to get a life of its own and tangles exponentially. No matter how much hair I get to remove, it comes back the next day twofold. Then it gets to a point where it gets so unmanageable that even my groomer recommends a lion cut, where everything is shaved off, except the hair on the head and tail.
She always looks relieved once all those solid clumps of hair is shaved off. But she goes through this “depression” everytime she finds herself hairless. I don’t know why, maybe because when she licks her fur, there’s nothing there? Maybe she feels injured, or something’s missing in her anatomy? Maybe she feels naked? It lasts for about a couple of days, then she snaps out of it and starts frolicking with the other 2 cats. Plus, hair starts to grow almost immediately, starting off with the wispy undercoat, followed by the longer, more luxuriant top coat. This is the 3rd year in a row, if I’m not mistaken, that she’s been shaved clean. I think I might as well get used to the idea that this will be an annual thing.