If there's one
thing I can't resist, it's kittens. They're bold and playful, and
have a gleam in their eyes that suggests they'll conquer the world
-- directly after their nap. When I heard about the new hair salon
off the Main, Salon Moov, and its Bengal cats, I knew I'd have to
Salon Moov (https://www.facebook.com/
www.salonmoov.ca) was founded in 2010 by Jean-Marc Richer and Yves
Pednault and reportedly struggled with establishing a client base
in its first few months. Then they brought in some Bengals they
were babysitting for a friend, and the sight of the kittens in the
picture window suddenly had all sorts of passersby dropping in.
first thing we saw on our visit was a gorgeous golden leopard on
the window seat. I hadn't met a Bengal cat before, but I was quickly
enamoured of the breed, which is a cross between the domestic cat
and the Asian leopard cat (each of the cats is borrowed from a licensed
breeder). The 'leopard' was very elegant, with her golden brown
hues and regal air.
was one other Bengal (the number of cats and kittens in residence
changes regularly), a frisky marbled silver kitten.
While the older
cat was content to be petted and then resume her watch at the window,
the younger was into everything, from my hair as it was cut, to
our scarves, to the sash on a trench coat. He provided an agreeable
distraction, and before I knew it I was sporting a lovely new hairdo
and hadn't even realised my turn was over. As Yves says, it's 'zootherapy'
I was headed
to a masquerade party that night, but even after dressing up and
having my makeup done, I still couldn't match the effortless beauty
of those Bengals - except maybe for my lovely new hair!
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