Monday, September 21, 2015
Not quite an ordeal
One thing we did Sunday that was both pitiful and funny: We gave each of the cats a bath! Miss Hinky Boo went first, and she was very well-behaved. She got a tiny bit antsy at about the 4 minute mark (suds have to stay on for 5 minutes), but as she was very securely held (thank you, Plaidman!) she couldn't escape. After the dreaded rinse, she was wrapped in a towel and carried out to the 2nd storey deck to dry -- which probably upset her more than the bath itself! She's not keen on outside. Then it was TomTom's turn through the bath, rinse, wrap & out to the deck. Normally he appears to grow another 4 legs when he's bathed, but he too was surprisingly calm. Hinky got about 1/2 dry -- just her front half, that is -- and demanded to be let back inside! And of course she sought comfort in her Mommy's lap; good thing I hadn't changed out of my "cat-handling" clothes. I was pinned to the couch for a good hour, trying to dry her back end with an old T-shirt. My, but she's a pretty thing when she's all clean and fluffy.