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The Lion Cut
Netlore Archive: Photos show 'one seriously pissed off cat' after its groomer misunderstands the owner's instructions and gives the poor beast a 'lion cut' instead of a 'line cut'
Description:  Email joke
Status:  Photos likely authentic
Circulating since:  Feb 2003
Analysis:  See commentary

Email example contributed by Franny Syufy, 7 Feb 2003:

FW: Cat Lovers: This is a RIOT!! - READ before you open attachments


"My sister-in law is from Oklahoma and has a slight accent. She has cats and when she lived in the south she would take them to the groomers and have what is called a Line Cut. To her a line cut is when all of the fur hanging down below the cat's tummy is taken off (because it gets matted or snarled).

When she moved to Chicago with my brother, one of the cats fur got all tangled up during the move so she took it in for a line cut. She was quite surprised when she heard the price as it was twice as much as it was down south. She confirmed with the groomer that he understood what a line cut was and he said "yes, I know what a LION cut is." It seems her accent came out sounding like LION not LINE and this is how her cat was returned to her. (see PHOTOS) She cried for a week...but not as much as the cat.

It was November in Chicago and the cat needed all the fur it had."

Gas in car to go to groomers    $4.50
Cat car carrier           $32.99
Grooming fee             $80.00

Getting the look from one seriously pissed off cat ... Priceless!


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