One of the things I love about cats is their complete, blissful obliviousness to any nonsense about “body image” or physical beauty.
So why in the world am I so happy for a kitten getting plastic surgery?
When you see little Chex’s “before” face in the video, you’ll understand right away. This tiny, Holstein cow-colored boy came to Tabby’s Place with a badly mangled mouth, and it was clear that he’d need to have some “work” done. Chex - like post-surgical humans - had some swelling going on immediately after his surgery.
But just look at our handsome little sweetheart below!
Pre- or post-surgery, it’s all the same to Chex and his little girlfriend Trix - they see the deeper loveliness in one another. And, truth be told, when it comes to cats, while we may all have our preferences, I’d be hard-pressed to call any of them ugly.
As a matter of fact, this past weekend, at the Garden State Cat Show, after I’d seen a hall full of glamorous Turkish Angoras and cinnamony Abyssinians and poufy Persians, a vendor asked me, “so, have you seen the most beautiful cats in the world today?” I was honest with him: the most beautiful cats in the whole show, I do believe, were the hard-luck angels brought in for adoption by the various wonderful rescue groups in attendance. Give me a good old domestic shorthair any day.
I think Chex would agree - even if he is proud of his face lift.