bathtime for cameron
yesterday i attempted something that i have never done before…
a task that was incredibly daunting…
i never thought i would survive to tell the tale…
I GAVE MY CAT A BATH!!!!
i heard horror stories of friends trying to bathe their cats and those tales alone freaked me out, so i had never even considered attempting it. recently i noticed some little bites on her back (yet never found a flea), so i figured a bath with an organic oatmeal soap would help her soothe her skin as well as rid any little critters that may be hiding.
she was briefly caught in the rain once before, so i knew she had experienced a little dampness, but she has never been fully dunked in the sink and soaped up by me, so i had no idea what to expect.
p.s. it was not as horrible as i thought it would be!
mainly because my cat cameron is awesome! she’s social and adventurous outdoors, yet she still loves attention from people. she comes when called and she meows on command. she’s quite the character…she enjoys hanging out on the roof of the kitchen, lounging around my neck like a stole whole i walk around (why don’t i have a photo of that?!) and purrs on my lap when i’m on the computer…not to mention that she’s a champ simply for putting up with her canine siblings as well as she does.
i actually believe that she’s a dog trapped in a cat body, mainly for the fact that she didn’t hold a grudge against me just because i gave her a bath (all of you out there with cats know exactly what i’m talking about).
now i had to hold her from jumping out of the sink, but there were no wild meows or thrashing about. note to those of you who plan to attempt this at home: clipping their nails before bath-time is a fantastic idea!
i towel-dried her off then let her loose to shake it off (she reminded me of a porcupine). she licked herself (non-stop, which made it impossible to get any eye contact from her) until she was mostly dry. soon after i found her snuggled up on the bed. so i wrapped her up in the douvet and she had a good nap. we’re still friends.
next order of business: those stinky dogs!