Hammock Coast Edition March/April 2022

72 2022 WWW. BESTOFMP.COM www. Bes tOfMP. com | www. Bes tOfMP. Vi deo | www. Bes tOfMPpodcas t . com How did your business get started? I started as a receptionist at a cat-specific veterinarian in Mount Pleasant and moved up from there, eventually helping with surgeries, vet appointments, grooming and more. I learned so much, but the most important thing was how to handle cats. If you don’t know how to read a cat, it can be pretty impossible to groom them. What is the most rewarding part of your business? The most rewarding part of my business is educating people. So many people think that cats groom themselves, and the cats suffer. Solving problems like matting, shedding, dandruff, poopy butts, ingrown nails and hairballs makes life easier for you and your cat. What are some challenges that you’ve overcome? There’s one major challenge that I overcome pretty much every day, and that is — yes, your cat does need a bath. People have been conditioned to believe that cats hate water, and it simply isn’t true. All you have to do is scroll my Instagram or TikTok feed, and you’ll see happily wet cats! What is it like working with the Mount Pleasant community? Working in the Mount Pleasant community is great. I’ve gotten to know so many people and their cats over the years. I can always find a connection with someone, whether it’s that our kids go to school together or we like the same coffee shop. The shopping center where we are located is a wonderful, tight-knit community, and we all help each other out. To learn more, visit thecharlestoncatgroomer.com, or call 843-926-5281. Charleston Cat Groomers Best Cat Groomer Nominating Category: Best Local Pet Website Whitney Bullock, Owner Charleston’s Only Certified Feline Master Groomer! (843) 926-5281 Located In “The Shops @ Shelmore Village” 716 Shelmore Boulevard, #101 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 TheCharlestonCatGroomer.com @whitneybullockcfmg