Hondista had Ben groomed because he was getting lots of mats in his curly fur. Hondista takes him running in the park most mornings, and this will cut down on the amount of dew and dirt he transfers from there into her car and the office.
He had a little skin node removed by the vet, which is why he has the Hello Kitty bandage on his booty. Or, I guess, booty-adjacent.
He takes all the attention well.
Watch out, Ben. There are plans afoot to replace your natural coat with all manner of sweaters and jackets!