Yesterday I needed distraction so Pedda had to suffer for it. She got dragged off to PetSmart. She suffered her first indignity when she had to sit in a cart. You can see that she's blaming me for not getting her a pet stroller so she can be styling like the more fortunate kitties here. She decided to make the best of a bad deal. Here I attempted to once again show her what a real live mouse looks like. It remains to be seen whether or not this lesson had any effect. Then I saw the grooming station and remembered the thread here that wondered whether or not anyone had taken their kitty to a groomer. So I decided to give it a test run. Poor abused Pedda! She wasn't happy with this turn of events. First off, they needed proof of her rabies vaccination. Luckily she'd gotten her shots updated on June 1, and since I tend to shove stuff in my purse and worry about it later (usually months later) the certificate was handy. The cost came to $31 for bath, cleaning ears, and trimming nails. The groomer was great with handling her and was very gentle from what I could see. But she didn't do the greatest job of cleaning a sphynx. The wrinkle under Pedda's chin still had brown oil in it, and the oil around her paws was still there. Her butt still had some dirt on it. Her ears had been cleaned but she didn't do a good job at all, I cleaned all the little folds properly when we got home. She did do a really nice job of trimming the nails, they were cut to the proper length and sharp edges were nicely filed down. The grooming took 35 minutes from start to finish. All in all I really wasn't satisfied and probably won't spend $31 again to let someone else do my grooming.