Friday, November 11, 2011

All wet!

What's more pathetic than a partially blind, 17-year-old cat with diabetes?
A partially blind, 17-year-old cat with diabetes that's just had a bath! Mr. Mopar has a visit with Mr. Vet tomorrow (nothing serious - just going to switch him to the same insulin Tux is on, so we want to make sure everything is ship-shape) so he got a nice warm bath to make him all sparkly clean! Now he smells like peaches!

Actually - I feel kind of bad about giving him a bath. He's 17, can't jump all that well, and has no claws. I'm use to cats that turn into chainsaws when you try to put them in the tub. This was like shooting fish in a barrel... he just sat there looking pathetic and meowed - there was just no challenge.

Tux, of course, came in and sat on the toilet and laughed at him the whole time. If I was feeling a little more brave, I'd have dunked Tux too - but I don't really feel like losing an eye today.

The only other cat who's ever gotten a bath in this house is Rocky. The first was the day I brought him home because he was covered in fleas and lice. He got another one about a month later because he got into the pot of (thankfully cold) cooking oil on the stove and was covered!

Mopar is now upstairs sulking - and the rest of the cats are hiding from me... with the exception of Tux. He's more than confident I won't take him on...

7 comments:

Dee said...

Oh, that IS one sad looking kitty! But, peachy-smelling --- sounds pretty good.

Sounds like Tux is a handful! LOL

Denise said...

I used to bath 10 cats when my daughter brought back her cat with fleas. I really could have used a Kevlar suit.

Poor Mopar.

Araignee said...

I admire anyone brave enough to bathe a cat. I have two that I would love to dunk in the tub but I am sure it would not go well for any of us.

Monika said...

The poor thing!

Delusional Knitter said...

Oh poor thing. I'm sure he'll feel better in the long run! Thankfully I've never had to bathe a cat, of they got into anything it wasn't anything a washcloth couldn't take care of.

Rachelle said...

Closest I've come to bathing a cat was last night when Star came in smelling fairly nasty from a runny bottom; had to attack her with the loo paper. Luckily it seems to have been a one-off.

RobinH said...

Poor baby. I can't imagine bathing either of our two. Wiping down Cookie's paws with alcohol after he walked through the stain was bad enough!