Lessons from my Siamese Cat
Repost from several years ago. (I just enjoy my humor so much)
8:00 am on a normal Monday morning:
Writing to some good friends (you know who you are) ——
Guess what I get to do any minute now? I get to bathe my three (yes 3) cats this morning before our grandchildren stop by for a visit and one of them may be developing an allergy to our beloved felines. We’re washing the bedding on the daybed she likes to play on, sweeping and mopping the floors… and bathing the cats, to see if that helps. If that doesn’t work, then we may need to consider finding new homes for the cats. So…I’m kind of dreading this. We all know the average cat opinion on baths.
5:30 pm, same Monday in the evening:
Update: I survived the cat baths. Now that I’m on the other side of the ordeal, I definitely had reason for dread. My one year old Siamese cat shredded my corduroy shirt. This shirt isn’t even worthy of rag status anymore.
Tips gleaned from bathing 3 cats:
- Trim the cat’s claws before the bath
- Wear a falconer’s suit and;
- Perhaps a Halloween mask just to freak them out in return
One cat had decided I was drowning her and dammit, she was taking me down with her.
I will consider her request next time. When I drank a glass of water, my arms sprinkled the garden, just like in the cartoons. (okay, that time I was kidding)