We've been putting off having Muffin groomed because her condition is failing rapidly. But it had been over a year since she'd been groomed and she was so full of mats, even after frequent brushing.
Always before (although she hated to be bathed, groomed, and God Forbid!!!! nails cut), she seemed to get a new gitty-up in her go afterwards. Not this time. Bless her heart....16 1/2 years old (at her size/weight, her life-span is estimated to be about 11-12 years...her litter mate and sister, Spot, died on November 26, 2012....see post https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8514616033260075861#editor/target=post;postID=7820046978261866782;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=26;src=link ). She has been a trooper, but I fear she is not long for this world. She is always by my side and follows me everywhere. She is my bestest friend and I just can't imagine home without her.