A guy I used to know had a Himalayan cat- one of those long-haired white ones, ya know? I know that's kinda froo-froo, but he's an artist and likes Volkswagen Beetles, so he has that kind of gene, I suppose. But, anyway, his apartment was un-airconditioned so every summer he would give his cat a buzzcut to help keep him cool.
And every summer, after the buzzcut, the cat would run into a closet and wouldn't come out for 2 weeks! If you opened the closet, you'd just hear a Hissssssssss coming from the darkness.... it was spooky.