And while we’re on the subject of being the “eyes in the field,” I will tell you about Caesar, a male Persian who we have been grooming for a number of years. Caesar’s mother loves him to pieces and has been very diligent about having him groomed regularly ever since she first “tried us out.”
Prior to that, Caesar’s mom had been combing and brushing his coat out at home. Up until then, he had never had a bath or blow dry. It took some convincing for his owner to give us a try. And it was actually my daughter, Olivia, who finally got Caesar into the salon for the very first time. But once we got our hands on Caesar and transformed him into the fluffiest of cats, his mom was hooked! She’d never seen him look (or smell) so good! And Caesar strutted his stuff when he returned home from his day at the kitty spa.
Olivia has been grooming Caesar so regularly that she knows this cat inside and out. During his most recent visit about a week ago, Olivia discovered a small lump on Caesar’s neck. When his owner returned for pick up, Olivia alerted her to the lump and showed her exactly where it was. A vet visit was in order.
The other day I called to follow up with Caesar’s mom. Diagnosis still undetermined. More testing will be done, and it may take some time to figure out just what the cause of this lump is, and what treatment can be provided.
Caesar’s owner thanked me for following up with her and thanked Olivia for paying such close attention to her cat as she groomed him. I thanked Caesar’s mom for being so diligent to have him groomed regularly, which gave Olivia the opportunity to find something out-of-the-ordinary in the first place. And I thanked my daughter for doing her job and doing it well!