A few weeks ago, I shared Gloria Walters photo of her ragdoll cat Jackson sitting in a basket. A few days later, I received an email from Tim and Lynne Iseminger of Pismo Beach asking if I knew of any groomers in the area that specialized in grooming ragdoll cats.
My wife and I moved to Pismo beach from outside Sacramento in October and we have two 4-year-old ragdoll kitties, a brother and sister, Niko and Kukla. We have not been able to find any resources for ragdolls in this area.
It is awfully hard to find a groomer who really can handle a ragdoll. We have talked to several and they say not a problem, we do cats all the time. We ask about longhairs, and they slow down but say sure without a lot of conviction. Then you ask them about trimming paws and ears and brows (no/nos), and you get a blank stare. It took us two years to find a groomer back home that had the experience and could groom raggies.
So readers, if you have any suggestions for Tim and Lynne, please email me at pettales@thetribune news.com or leave a comment on our Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/SLOPetTales .
Animal related events
Kennedy Club Fitness in Paso Robles is exhibiting the Parks4Pups Best of Show 2011 through the month of March. The exhibit features the best photos from 2011 for the Paso Robles Dog Jog and Dog Splash Days in Templeton. Proceeds from photo sales benefit Sherwood Dog Park and Vineyard Dog Park. Photographers Nick Lucero, Gail Gresham and Stacey King contributed the photos for the exhibit. Kennedy Club Fitness is located at 500 South River Road in Paso Robles. For more information on the photos and upcoming events, visit www.parks4 pups.org or call 239-4437.
The Feline Network has cat spay/neuter certificates available for individuals in need of financial assistance living in San Luis Obispo, the South County area, Morro Bay and Los Osos.
The certificates have a value of $60 toward spay and $40 toward neuter services until April 1 as an incentive for people to spay/neuter their cats before kitten season. These can be obtained by calling 549-9228, ext. 707. The certificates are accepted at all veterinary clinics in the county. The number of certificates is limited.
The Feline Network is offering these special certificates in conjunction with Spay Day USA, a campaign sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States to highlight spaying/neutering as a proven method of saving the lives of many animals. After April 1, certificates will be $45 per spay and $25 per neuter.
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