Yall! Kelcie is here.
I am super excited, to say the very least, to welcome a terrific CFMG (Certified Feline Master Groomer) to Northern Virginia.
Kelcie hails from Alabama and has been a CFMG for 6 years. She has had experience working in veterinarian offices and has a terrific eye for detail and your feline's health. She is gentle and meticulous and is looking forward to loving on your kitties. Quick note, those who have flirty kitties, watchout!
With much anticipation, we welcomed a new addition to our fleet group yesterday. Jazmine 2! This is a sprinter van customized for us by Hanvey Engineering and Design. It is a second vehicle from Hanvey and I have found this team of professionals exceptional to work with. From table heights, to proper tub size, to location of gear, has been top notch. Support is exemplary and I will always be grateful for the lovely staff who puts up with questions.
Thank you to all of our clients who have made 2016 such a wonderful year. Thank you for sharing your lovely felines, for telling stories about their personalities and for caring enough to have a professional groom your cats. Thank you for your patience, your kindness, your flexibility and for working with our growing pains.
Here are some fascinating facts about cat claws!
While our nails are flat on the surface, they are designed to protect our fingers and toes. A cat’s claws are different in that they come out from the front of their digits and are used for hunting, protection and climbing. Essentially, claws are tools.
Lynn Paolilo has at least a decade of experience grooming both cats and dogs. She currently works as an instructor, trainer and a certifier with the NCGIA. Lynn has made numerous contributions to the grooming community, which include publications in magazines, blogs, books and brochures. I'd like to share this article which highlights the importance of using a trained professional to handle your feline's grooming needs.
I thought this was a really cute idea. CATS not Ads! Londoners are fed up and they did something about it. Heck ya!
We now have programs in place to make grooming your felines more accessible than ever....check them out!
Catterific program: For humans who have allergies and for fur babies who shed and leave their hair everywhere. This program has 5 grooms, from 4 to 6 or 8 weeks apart, allowing for the coat to get used to a regular bath, blow dry and de-shed. Monthly payment plans are available. You may pay ahead as well.
It can hurt your cat to NOT be groomed. Cats that are not groomed are prone to serious matting problems, skin conditions, painful ingrown nails, and a variety of other problems that, if left unattended, can cause irreversible damage or even death. A cat that is groomed regularly (approximately every 6 weeks) will not suffer from such problems. Because the groomer is handling the cat on a regular basis and looking over every inch of its body during each visit, health issues that may arise can be found early on, and the likelihood of effective intervention is increased.
Cats Don't Hate Water!
Contrary to popular belief, most cats do not mind being bathed. In fact, many are very calm during the bathing process and seem to find it relaxing. Warm water is also soothing for the achy joints of the elderly cat with arthritis. We use special techniques to introduce a cat to the bathing process each time, until we can see that they are used to it. Cat owners often report that they have a very happy cat after it returns home from a day at the spa.
What causes matting?
Greasy skin and coat combined with natural shedding causes matting. Once a small tangle or mat forms, it grows very quickly. The only real defense against tangles and mats is regular bathing and drying done by a professional cat groomer who truly knows what they are doing. Some groomers are not cat groomers and will groom a cat using products and techniques that can cause more problems. Make sure your cat groomer is certified through the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, inc, the only cat grooming association that offers effective, quality training for cat grooming certification.
Now for the good stuff...why is it important to groom your cat.
Yes, cats lick themselves. They lick their noses, each others ears, their paws or feet if you will after sitting in the litter box...their version of the toilet and their nether regions. What if you went to the bathroom and licked your hands and sat down to dinner....gross, right? Well you cat does.
Here are some behind the scenes...get it, behind..the scenes?! Yes, we have some lovely cat models who like to show off a little.
Check us out!
So another thing I didn’t think I would be doing was videos. Yup videos. I’m not exactly a rockstar and all, so videos are, well for other people to do.
I had a lot of fun today. Invested in a gooseneck arm for the trailer. It’s pretty nice and sturdy enough to hold my phone.
We, CFMGs, are the few and the proud.
Did you know that in early 2016, there were approximately 264 professionally trained CFMGs worldwide? That means 264 people studied, learned and tested to become one of the few and the proud, Certified Feline Master Groomers In. The. World.
Let me just say that conversion vehicles are an artform all of their own. I could have never pulled this off all by myself, regardless of how handy I think I am.
The choice was of course to upgrade to an aluminum model for weight. The family run South Carolina conversion company came highly recommended by a good number of groomers.
I have to say that branding will always remain near and dear to my heart and I had a ton of fun coming up with a concept for the Style Purrpetrator name and logo.
I have cats. They are Siberians. They are big and fluffy and mischievous in ways you only see cleverly crafted in the ‘Simon the cat’ cartoons. The perpetration of mischief had to find a way into the name and well style I believe is self-explanatory. Hence the name, Style PURR.Petrator!
Well, hello there.
Yes, it is my very first ever blog post and I never thought I would be doing it. I never thought I would not be doing it either, so here I am. Hello again.
So, many people ask me how is it that I decided to choose a career in grooming and not just any grooming, but FELINE EXCLUSIVE grooming.