As some of you know I recently had our vet give Veto (aka Tiny Kitty) a lion cut, to finally get rid of all his mats. He had been so withdrawn - he was pretty much hanging out in the bathroom away from everyone and not really interacting with us.
So we had the vet shave him, and I felt so bad, thinking he'd feel weird or funny looking, but he turned out so handsome! And he is so happy, he hangs out underfoot again, he plays with things like I haven't seen in months, he is always looking to be hugged and petted and he's been jumping again. Basically he is just a really happy and affectionate cat again - I hadn't even noticed how dramatically he had changed because it deteriorated so gradually, but with the shave it all melted away and he is back to being a superfriendly kitty.
You can't tell, but he has the cutest puff on his tail :)
Just to say, that shaving your cat is awesome. They feel silky soft (like a shaved head) and it makes them feel so much better. I really hesitated on it, because I thought it would look weird but it turned out so well, and he feels so much better. He even tolerates my 9 month old munching on him :)