Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please shoot me an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit.


“Ewok & Yuri rockin’ their boots-with-the-fur on U street.”


“This is Georgia who we just adopted through CityDogsRescueDC! She’s a Treeing Walker Coonhound and such a sweetheart. From Shaw.”


“Dudley (classic tabby) and Andromeda (Siamese mix) of Adams Morgan!”

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  • Emmaleigh504

    Adorable naked kitties!
    Dudley and Andromeda are very regal.
    I think Georgia needs many treats!

  • What happened to the cats in the first picture? Why did someone shave off their hair?

    • Scrillin

      With longhairs, it’s usually a good idea to do that once a year so their fur doesn’t get all mangly.

      • Those cats were clearly not shaved for their benefit. They were shaved for someone’s amusement. Nothing hurt but their pride, but still really obnoxious. My condolences to the cats.

        • Actually, they were probably shaved for their benefits. I’ve had long-haired cats my entire life (persians and himalayans) and if you don’t shave them periodically their hair can get matted and they ingest a lot of their fur trying to promote shedding. Depending on the groomer, cats will either be completedly shaved or get the “boots” because it’s easier than trying to shave around their paws.

        • A friend just had that done to her cat because she couldn’t get through the mats which were becoming a health (skin) problem. She did NOT want to do it. It was an adopted horse barn cat that came with the mats – she vows to not let them build up again.

        • Ewok & Yuri’s human here. We shave them for a variety of health reasons, both theirs and their human’s. Definitely not for our amusement, though I will admit, that is an enjoyable secondary effect. The increased prancing and playfulness with the lion cuts make me think their pride is safely in tact.

          • Do you shave them yourself, or use a vet/groomer? I’ve been thinking about getting my long haired cat a haircut, since no matter how much I brush him he gets some matted spots that need to be cut out and has a wicked hairball problem sometimes.

          • saf

            OK, that’s good to know, because I think it looks silly and we all know that cats DO NOT enjoy looking silly! So I find it reassuring that they do not feel silly.

          • Joanna, we take them to the vet for it. Some vets don’t offer grooming services, but I know Planet Pet near 17th & FL does grooming.

          • Thanks for the pictures! They bring back memories of when my Persians came home from the shelter in much needed lion cuts because they were so matted during intake. My very vain boy cat was fussy about the lion cut, but I don’t think my girl cat cared.

  • binpetworth

    I think Andromeda is trying to hypnotize me!

  • saf

    Poor kittehs. I don’t think kittehs like getting lion cuts.

  • Congratulations, Georgia! Love your sweet houndy face.

    And the expression on Dudley’s face is priceless. Love me some tabby!

  • So much siamese love today! Yay!

  • As someone who met and considered adopting Georgia, super happy that she found a wonderful family to adopt her. Super sweet.

  • I’m assuming a cat has to be pretty well drugged up in order to get shaved like that!

  • This is for Ewok & Yuri human – sleep with one eye open and watch where you step……..

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