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Summer Haircut That Went A Step Too Far

This is Jin Jin — a sweet and lovely fluffy brown tabby Persian cat who lives in Taiwan with his owner, Xie Qian Qian and her family. Like many owners of Persian cats, Qian occasionally likes to have Jin Jin clipped during the hot summer months to keep him cool and comfortable — and to reduce shedding hair and possible mats. 

Normally, Qian takes Jin Jin to the cat groomer who clips him into a hair style called a Lion CutThis is a cut where the body of cat is shaved but the face and neck are left natural, along with the legs and the tail. This mimics the hair of a male African lion with a mane around the neck and shoulders — thus the name, Lion Cut.

Jin Jin sporting his usual summer clip — a standard Lion Cut

A Hairstyle Disaster

Jin Jin was slated to visit a new groomer, but Qian busy schedule meant she couldn’t take him to the salon herself. Her best friend volunteered to drop him off with instructions — but apparently there was some miscommunication about the sort of haircut he was to receive. Rather than his normal trim, Jin Jin received a hair “style” that was not only not what was expected, but was so unusual that it gave him the rather unsettling appearance of a naked creature that was wearing a cat mask. The groomer had shaved the kitty completely bald EXCEPT for his face! It was not a look any self-respecting lion would ever be caught with.

Qian was stunned… shocked… and dismayed when she picked up Jin Jin from the groomers. Imagine picking up her beautiful fur baby and expecting him to have a flattering lion cut — but instead he looked like this!

Jin Jin with his entire body shaved to the skin — including his ears, legs, tail and half his head.
Jin Jin is not amused…

Jin Jin Memes

Once the initial shock wore off, Qian admitted that she couldn’t help but smile when she saw Jin Jin. Qian’s husband wasn’t too pleased about the kitty’s unusual hairstyle, but he was soon laughing too. When Qian posted the story and photos of Jin Jin to her Facebook page, the response was equally amused. The internet even responded with a flurry of photoshop memes featuring Jin Jin and his new hairstyle.

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Fortunately, as with most any bad haircut, all it takes to set things right again is a little time. Jin Jin’s hair grew back into the perfect lion cut that they intended to get in the first place. Now Qian has a photo of Jin Jin to show to the groomer the next time she takes her feline for a trim.

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