My mom was rather adamant to do a makeover of Iris’ hair as it was getting longer and unmanagable.  Plus the weather was hot and the long messy hair was not very helpful in reducing the heat.  My daughter didn’t complain…  so what’s the fuss?  I thought she look prettier in her fine growing hair, so the notion stopped there.

However, during my field work in Bintulu and Sibu, my mom sent me a picture of Iris in her new hairdo.  Apparently my mom asked the hairdresser living a few door away to come over to be her partner in crime.  My dad was in the scheme too.  He was assigned to hold Xiao Hua Mao (Little Flowery Cat) in front of Iris so that she will pay  200% attention to the manja hairy creature.  Thus, she kept still and whenever she needed to turn her head for the grooming process, her grandpa shifted the poor cat to her left or right, depending on the hairdresser’s request.  That trick had surely made the entire hair cutting ritual a less fussy one.  We owed Xiao Hua Mao a big meal.  She can have all Tattoo’s expensive food stock.  Hehehehe…. I still have unresolved issues with the cat.

Here are her pics before and after the haircut.

Before haircut.. Yea, she looks messy

Before haircut.. Yea, she looks messy

After haircut. She looks mischievous.

After haircut. She looks mischievous.

This is my fav

This is my fav

Another look of the original style

Another look of the original style

p/s: Before this, Xiao Hua Mao was forbidden to set foot into the house. However, she always manage to sneek into our kitchen and finishes Tattoo’s crunchy overpriced biscuits in the bowl.  That gave Tattoo concrete reasons to chase her around the house.  Perhaps the terms has changed after this big favor.  Why we didn’t Tattoo instead?  Like I mentioned in my last post, that cat is anti-social, therefore no one can cuddle her for more than 15 seconds.

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