Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Felines

Just a few weeks back, we were having a discussion in our Ravelry group about bathing pets. Because of his issues, Tux got bathed a lot, but I mentioned that Peno has never given me a reason to bath her, and I sincerely hoped she never would...

Famous last words...
While her fur is short, it's really dense... and she had a bit of a messy bathroom incident that just matted right into all that fur. So into the tub she went.

It went surprisingly well. I figured she'd be full on chainsaw, but she mostly just stood there and cried, while Rupert stood outside the door and cried back (a bit of a role reversal for her - when it was Tux in the tub, she was the one on the other side of the door.)

After the bath, I was able to coax her onto the couch on a pile of warm towels
 But she continued to give me the stink-eye while she worked at getting her fur dry.
 I have a feeling I'm going to be paying for this indignity for weeks to come...

7 comments:

Dee said...

Yeah...........I'd sleep with one eye OPEN for a good long while!

Araignee said...

Oh, wow. I have never bathed a cat and really don't want to. Having said that I'm sure I just cursed myself. On the other hand, I do bathe the dogs almost every other day. Dogs are rather stinky by nature and little ones want to be on your bed or in your lap so it's non-negotiable much to their dismay.

Vera said...

Ahhhhh, poor thing. My son & his girlfriend have the same issue with one of their cats periodically. Luckily I have never had that issue with any of my cats. The only one we bathed regularly was Maestro - raising her from day one, we had to massage her after feeding, etc. Luckily she grew out of the need to be bathed fairly quickly.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Oh oh...if looks could kill I think you'd be in trouble. LOL!

kathy b said...

Cat baths are a thing here too. If the cats get too much dander in the dryness of winter I bathe them. And yes we get stink eye too!

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, the looks you received! Yes, I have had one long-haired cat that needed baths; mostly from skin allergies. He cried each time pitifully but only once freaked out.
He will forgive you eventually! lol

elns said...

I am totally stealing your line, "go full on chainsaw." I have it in me. Maybe I'm part cat! I'm glad she survived her bath. She's beautiful. Stink eyes are so funny from cats and kids and my mom!