It seems that there is something that there are real cat groomers that do something called a lion cut. I shudder at the horror to cats that this thing is. If you need to shave a cat for various reasons, get rid of all of it.
So, the pictures are here:
If you want to read the full story, you can go to the entry at snopes.com.
A number of people have told me that they've seen this before but while I've seen a lot, I'd not seen this before. It must've been around at least for a while though since it showed up on snopes.com in Feb 2003.