Meet Ginger...she was groomed for the first time last week. I almost backed out up to the time before just walking in the vet's door...but I went on in. They had to put her to sleep for the grooming and gave her a lion cut. It took a few days to get adjusted to her new tail..she would see it and I guess she thought someone was after her but she would jump... like trying to get away . But she loves her new "do". She is a different cat in the way she feels... I think the biggest reason may be that she is not swallowing hair. The hair on her belly and tail was the longest...about 2 inches. Another thing happened...her appetite increased, which that could also be furball related. She is much cooler, the highs here have been 105 degrees, so it turned out to be a good thing and no more throwing up furballs.