Monday, December 5, 2022

Look what you've done! I'm melting!

I'm not a big fan of bathing adult cats. Kittens, yes — they get covered with disgusting crud on a regular basis, and a quick trip under the faucet is usually the best solution. And, of course, the ringworm kittens get bathed in lime sulfur twice every week. But healthy adult cats usually take care of themselves just fine.

However, Guido is 19 years old and his sister groomed him more (before she died) than he ever groomed himself. So I decided it was time.

If you ever find yourself in a position of needing to bathe a cat, I recommend the three litter box method.

(These aren't litter boxes, because I don't have three clean litter boxes sitting around. But if you're at any animal hospital or rescue, that's the best option. These tubs are a little too square.)

The cat gets soaped up in tub one, then rinsed in tub two, and rinsed again in tub three. Then it's into the towel and you're both glad it's over. This cuts down on the stress of having to constantly monitor water temperature, and you also don't have to worry about the sound of the rushing water bothering the cat.

After the bath, Guido did more grooming than he's done in the last year.

Obligatory Photo

These big tree ornaments are far better than the blow up dolls other people put on their lawns.

Oh, Hey, Speaking of the Holidays...

Do you read cozy mysteries? Ready to curl up with one for the holidays? Check out these indie books! My own novella, Death Trims the Tree (by Tess Baytree) is a part of the promo.

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