Pedda gets groomed at PetSmart

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Tails' started by marlene, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. marlene

    marleneV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,985
    Likes Received:
    1,864
    Location:
    Wakeman OH
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $51.00
    Ratings:
    +1,867
    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Hugs Hugs x 1

    • Inferno12

      Inferno12Banned

      Joined:
      Apr 27, 2010
      Messages:
      1,068
      Likes Received:
      662
      Location:
      Colorado Springs
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $1.00
      Ratings:
      +662
      True but was the $31 worth the distraction for the day? :Wink::Wink: I hope things start looking up for you
       
    • marlene

      marleneV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

      Joined:
      May 14, 2010
      Messages:
      1,985
      Likes Received:
      1,864
      Location:
      Wakeman OH
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $51.00
      Ratings:
      +1,867
      Hehe but by the time I got out of there the day ended up costing me $80! I think it was worth it. Though Pedda says I could have bought a stroller and taken her for a walk for less than that.
       
      • Hugs Hugs x 1
      • MissMySphynxBoys

        MissMySphynxBoysGold Lairian Notable Member

        Joined:
        May 13, 2010
        Messages:
        3,509
        Likes Received:
        2,256
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $502.00
        Ratings:
        +2,259
        I love these pictures!

        Pedda looks very apprehensive in the first shot. Almost like, "What's going on? Why I'm I here?" as she starts to become worried that you have tricked her into something.

        I'm afraid your plan to introduce her to mice may have backfired. I'm pretty sure she wants a pet hamster now.

        And in the last shot she is definitely shooting you the evil eye death glare for making her go through the process with the groomer.
        "Thanks a lot Maaa...oooom" <insert snooty tone of voice, eye roll, and head toss>

        Thanks for sharing your outting. Pedda may not have been thrilled, but I got a good chuckle.
         
        Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
      • Candys

        CandysV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

        Joined:
        Jun 9, 2010
        Messages:
        1,703
        Likes Received:
        1,265
        Location:
        San Angelo, Texas
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $1,092.28
        Ratings:
        +1,265
        That Pedda. She looks so disgusted with you. Thank you for sharing the outing - I got a good chuckle out of it.:LOL:
         
      • 2baldies

        2baldiesLairian

        Joined:
        Apr 7, 2010
        Messages:
        36
        Likes Received:
        4
        Location:
        suburb of Chicago
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $419.00
        Ratings:
        +4
        That cat in the cart picture is priceless...oh the things we do for entertainment!:BigSmile:
         
      • ilovemysphynx

        ilovemysphynxAdministrator Staff Member

        Joined:
        Feb 2, 2009
        Messages:
        4,988
        Likes Received:
        3,073
        Location:
        New Jersey
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $6,141.16
        Ratings:
        +3,088
        • Fish
        • Dragon fly
        • Candy
        Great story!:ThumbsUp:
        First off I love the shove things in your purse part:LOL::LOL::LOL: who would just have the rabies paper work with them, thats great.

        Second you would think she would have been the cleanest she has ever been after that, I would have said something and asked for a discount or something.:Woo:

        ps. You should have just went for the stroller
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • georgehairlesson

          georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

          Joined:
          Sep 8, 2009
          Messages:
          318
          Likes Received:
          70
          Location:
          STL
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $553.00
          Ratings:
          +72
          This definitely made me laugh and smile! Thanks, I needed it from the stress about Flare.
           
        • Bella07

          Bella07Banned

          Joined:
          Apr 2, 2010
          Messages:
          2,078
          Likes Received:
          1,642
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $286.00
          Ratings:
          +1,642
          I love the pictures! Sorry about your grooming experience, that stinks :ThumbsDown: But, I love Pedda's expression in those photos, she is like, what in the heck is going on here??? Has my mommy gone mad??? :Wink:
           
        • ckutkuhn7

          ckutkuhn7Banned

          Joined:
          Jan 16, 2010
          Messages:
          5,191
          Likes Received:
          2,873
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $43.00
          Ratings:
          +2,877
          The looks on pedda's face are priceless. But your right, for $80 you could have gotten her a really nice stroller and you could have done her grooming for way less. lol Either way it looked like a fun day,,thanks for sharing!
           
        • kiennasmom

          kiennasmomV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

          Joined:
          Mar 7, 2009
          Messages:
          1,228
          Likes Received:
          902
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $15.00
          Ratings:
          +903
          ROFL That's EXACTLY how I ended up with my first kitty stroller!!! I took Blue to Petsmart and he made it clear that he would NOT tolerate a simple old shopping cart! You must have much stronger willpower than me :ThumbsUp:
           
        • Mug-ys mumma

          Mug-ys mummaV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

          Joined:
          Jan 27, 2010
          Messages:
          1,219
          Likes Received:
          585
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $381.99
          Ratings:
          +585
          :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:

          Bless Pedda!! That face is priceless!! :LOL::LOL::LOL:

          X
           
        • Sam lewis

          Sam lewisV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

          Joined:
          Jun 8, 2009
          Messages:
          1,568
          Likes Received:
          734
          Location:
          Lancaster, England
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $6,018.17
          Ratings:
          +736
          • Bear
          • Butterfly 1
          I love the pictures, made me giggle!
           
        • dreaming_in_colour

          dreaming_in_colourBanned

          Joined:
          Apr 3, 2010
          Messages:
          1,307
          Likes Received:
          891
          Location:
          Toronto, ON Canada
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $12.00
          Ratings:
          +891
          I loce Pedda's face in the cart. She is definately not impressed!
           
        • admin

          adminAdministrator Staff Member

          Joined:
          Jan 13, 2009
          Messages:
          21,993
          Likes Received:
          14,049
          Location:
          USA
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $289,073.20
          Ratings:
          +18,107
          • Pig
          • Venus Fly trap
          • Black Sphynx
          • Skull head
          Not that i'm a pro, and Ilovemysphynx does the bathing, but i think cleaning and getting a sphynx clean is learned by experience of a fewbaths and some scrubbing! But sounds like they did A good job considering they may have never groomed a sphynx!:Laugh:
           
        • Melonie

          MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

          Joined:
          May 14, 2010
          Messages:
          702
          Likes Received:
          194
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $370.00
          Ratings:
          +195
          My crew goes in on the 12th for a good scrubbing!
           
        • apcolleen

          apcolleenSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

          Joined:
          Mar 26, 2010
          Messages:
          348
          Likes Received:
          161
          Location:
          Jacksonville,FL
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $380.00
          Ratings:
          +161
          are you going to give them tips ?



          BTW How did the groomer take seeing a naked kitty? lol
           
        • marlene

          marleneV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

          Joined:
          May 14, 2010
          Messages:
          1,985
          Likes Received:
          1,864
          Location:
          Wakeman OH
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $51.00
          Ratings:
          +1,867
          Oooh be sure and let us know how they do with your kitties.
           
        • Nofuratu

          NofuratuV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

          Joined:
          Jan 17, 2010
          Messages:
          1,659
          Likes Received:
          1,702
          Location:
          Atlantic Canada
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $1,384.30
          Ratings:
          +1,702
          Love the cat in the cart photo!
          Dont feel bad about the cart! Nofuratu has a stroller but we always put him in the cart when shopping just like a real baby and he loves it! Plus he guards my purse!
          I always park the cart in front of the birds or mice and he sits there in such deep concentration....lol
           
        • susi794

          susi794Moderator Staff Member

          Joined:
          Aug 23, 2009
          Messages:
          13,352
          Likes Received:
          12,430
          Location:
          Belding, Michigan
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $46,138.92
          Ratings:
          +12,611
          • Scary sphynx
          • Puppy
          • Red Sphynx
          • Pink Sphynx
          • Orange Sphynx
          Loved the pics and the story! Poor Pedda...she needs a stroller and a pet mouse--she says she already has a pet one of those, but that you wouldn't let her keep it. LOL
           
        • Gadzukz

          GadzukzV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

          Joined:
          Dec 2, 2009
          Messages:
          1,753
          Likes Received:
          1,219
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $36.00
          Ratings:
          +1,219
          Lovely story, I adore Pedda, Mean old mommy made her give up her mousie friend:LOL::LOL:
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • MikkiJean

            MikkiJeanLairian

            Joined:
            Jun 5, 2010
            Messages:
            214
            Likes Received:
            96
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $307.00
            Ratings:
            +96
            I love this!!
             
          • heather

            heatherV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

            Joined:
            Jul 25, 2009
            Messages:
            1,242
            Likes Received:
            461
            Location:
            MA
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $396.00
            Ratings:
            +462
            I love the cart pic! That just cracks me up. I can imagine Sophie doing the same to me.
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • sphynkles

              sphynklesLairian

              Joined:
              Apr 21, 2017
              Messages:
              156
              Likes Received:
              215
              Location:
              BC, Canada
              Sphynx Bucks:
              $1,147.75
              Ratings:
              +383
              • Scary Ghost
              • Hamster
              • Pink Sphynx
              • Blue Sphynx
              • Orange Sphynx
              Adorable. I can't see the pics anymore, and I know this thread is 7 years old now, but I just had to say this is Hilarious!
               
              • Like Like x 1