King of the Jungle

Lion Pops

Riot house jungle

Lion

Lion, resemblance?

At some point during the course of 2004, presumably when the weather started to get hot, it was decided that Pops needed a hair cut. As I’m not well known for my ability to recall many of the stories that went down in the Riot House, I’m not sure of the specifics surrounding this particular decision to give Pops a hair cut. I do remember there being a discussion about making him “look like a lion“, and will admit to being part of the team of stylists that performed the ever-so-delicate task of giving Pops a “mane”. He was pretty shy after the whole affair, but perhaps not as shy as later on in retirement when Mrs. Ogden decided to give him a shave.. but more to come on that later.

The Lion Pops

Pops shows off his coat, poor thing.