Chip got her stitches taken out yesterday and I got a little information about the mummy outfit she was wearing. I asked my vet if this was a normal Japanese way of tying up a cat or if it was his own invention. It was his father-in-law's invention (also a vet) and his mother-in-law still makes cat ties for their pet hospital. He was very pleased that many of my blog visitors had been impressed with Chip's outfit. He even showed me how they were made. Now I know not many blog visitors are ever going to need to know how to make a kitty straight-jacket but I took pictures so here they are.
The gauze cloth, which is as long as an average cat, has been folded in half and then cut at regular intervals. Holes are cut for four legs and a small V in the back that allows the fabric to give and doesn't get in the way of bathroom usage. My vet said he occasionally makes larger jackets for dogs but many dogs get don't like being wrapped so it doesn't always work well for them.
Chip didn't mind the jacket at all when she was wearing it but she seems to be happy she can do some serious grooming without now.
You have to admit my posts are diverse if nothing else.