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Medicated or Apple Scented, eh Kitty?

The Miserable Soggy Cat
I bathed my unwilling one year and two months old cat this evening. My cat, Artemis II Kikuraides @ Kiki (domestic long hair calico) has freshly returned from loan and the last time I bathed her... was maybe 5 months ago. Ok, ok, hold your horses cat lovers, she stays inside at all times and my house and her cage are rather clean, thank you very much.

Cats are rather intelligent animals and she recognized the bathroom and refused to go near it. So I had to put a towel over her head, stepped into the bathroom, close the door and then put her down. Kiki stiffen when she realized what she got herself in, but was quite cooperative when I pour water on her fur before shampooing. She followed me around the small room, hoping for me to pick her up from the nightmare :)

So I decided to use medicated shampoo to keep the bad bugs away from my cat. Will try the apple scented shampoo for cats the next time. I have a friend who bathed his cat every week. Or every time he (my friend, not his cat) is depressed or unhappy. Wow, you must have a squeaky clean Persian cat, I told him. I do not know if this practice is safe for the cat. Tell me if you know.

After about 15 minutes for the shampoo to work, I rinsed my miserable cat and then plumped her into a very thick towel. Good cat! She enjoys being cuddled like a baby in a towel. I dried her the best I could and put her into the cage for natural drying (as my sister had stolen my hair-dyer from me). No, she will not shiver as the room the cage is in is quite warm. And Kiki has the ferret duo (Kaos and Disco) to accompany her tis evening.

.... my other cat, the blue eyed female kitten newly named Persephone Kikora @ Kiko stays in a huge tub for guinea pigs outside (with complete amneties, ok?). I will bring her in to join Kiki when she grows bigger.

14 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

I'm not sure but I think weekly bathing would dry the cat's skin and make it itchy. Just my opinion. Your cat is so cute! And obviously well taken care of.

Shadowthorne said...

TechnoBabe; He said that the shampoo is mild enough for weekly bathing. But I have the same opinion as you.
And thanks for the compliment :)

Spencer L Casey said...

I've never bathed any cat in my life. They should clean themselves. Maybe your cats have brain damage? :)

Cheers,

SLC

Shadowthorne said...

SLC; Wow, your cats must be so fortunate to never touch a bath all their nine lives :)

I can get brain damage from all these scented shampoos and floor detergents. (Allergic to strong smells, even perfume)

et said...

But why do u put cats in cages and bath them? Totally untraditional around here! :p

Aizan Suhaira said...

I don't know why... but after reading this entry I feel like getting a massage.

Radio Nowhere said...

We have a cat who let loose her bladder in the pet taxi. She was then an unhappy, smelly cat.

After I bathed her (amid much screaming and wailing), she was a clean, unhappy cat.

15 minutes later, she was just a wet cat who wanted somebody to pet her.

Shadowthorne said...

et; You don't bathe your cats?!! Two reason for the cages; 1. We don't want them running around when we got company or wet. 2. The cat is expensive, so no free roaming.

Shadowthorne said...

Aizan; I bathe a cat and you want a massage...

Shadowthorne said...

Radio N; Unhappy or not, the cat must be clean. You just cannot pet a filthy cat.

Rock Chef said...

My dog hates being bathed,even though he will happily dive into puddles of muddy water when he is out.

Cats do clean themselves a lot, but it is best to keep them free of nasty little friends :-)

SSQuo said...

When did you get a new kitten?? Surely Ive been missing out on the latest happenings in ur life!

Shadowthorne said...

Rock Chef; :) Cats are cute. My cat paws me for affection, especially when I am horizontal. :)

Shadowthorne said...

SSQuo; Hey hey, you, you! Where have you been ah?

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