If you’re thinking that Richie is a poodle, you’re wrong. She is a Persian cat, and that typically means a very fluffy one. Richie is also extremely obedient and quiet, which impresses her stylist Olena Povolotska.
Richie is eight, and she has had her annual haircut before each summer “not to feel hot,” her owner Liudmyla Trazanova says.
The two tables next to Richie are taken by a couple of shivering dogs. The salon’s door bell rings, letting in new pets and their smiling owners, typically charming ladies.
Glamorous pets are becoming an increasingly more popular accessory in Kyiv, feeding the demand for an emerging grooming industry.