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Dragon-cat and bee-dog: Russian groomers turn ordinary animals into futuristic creatures

Dragon-cat and bee-dog: Russian groomers turn ordinary animals into futuristic creatures
An emerald green cat with a dragon tail and a yellow-black dog which looks like a bee… It’s not a scene from a futuristic movie, but an animal salon in southern Russia, where groomers turned a cat into a scary dragon and a dog into a buzzing bee.

The groomers from the southern Russian city of Yekaterinburg, in the Urals, decided to stage a beauty contest among their clients.

“We decided to make a bright summer, pretty dog. That’s why we decided to color it as a bee. It’s a bright image,” says Ekaterina Aidimirova, a groomer and the owner of Pchyolka, a bee-dog. Ekaterina thinks that the dog with its smooth fur really looks like a bee.

Screenshot from Ruptly video

Vasya, a Siberian cat with grey fur was transformed into a savage dragon at the hands of creative groomers. His skin became emerald-green and his tale was shaved and colored like a dragon’s tail.

Aidimirova adds that at first people may be shocked when they see dogs and cats transformed this way.

“But then they are delighted, enthusiastic [about it]. Children like them [colored cats and dogs] very much,” she adds.
Daria Gots, the director of the animal salon, says the colors are totally harmless.

“We used harmless colors. The manufactures claim they have health effect from the extracts of special plants,” she told Ruptly.

The fantasy of the groomers from Yekaterinburg is endless. Among their “creations” are dogs colored as zebras and superman.

In the meantime, Russia is not the only country where you can see dragon-cats and bee-dogs. Such a practice is widely spread in other countries, such as the USA and China.

In China a new trend has emerged - to turn your pet into an exotic animal, a tiger or a panda.

"Our panda design is one of the most popular," Sun Ruowen, owner of the Ruowen Pet Spa in Beijing, said. "Since this year is the Chinese 'Year of the Tiger,' our tiger design has also grown in popularity."

Statistics from the Beijing Association of Small Animal Protection shows that Beijing spends 500mn yuan ( $81mn) a year on pets.

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