I always get baths before cat shows. Since it’s still pretty cold in the enclosed patio, where I usually get my baths, I got this one in the kitchen sink. My human calls it my winter bath location.
Although I’m not a huge fan of baths, I tolerate them well, and I’m always happy when we’re done and I get my treat for being good. After all this time, I’ve just accepted baths as part of what I do.
I’ve been getting baths before I even met my human! That’s because I was a show kitten, and my breeder started giving me baths as soon as I was old enough to have them. Then when my human brought me home, a few weeks later, my breeder made the two-hour drive up here to show her how to properly bathe and groom me. My human has been following her instructions ever since, and often gets compliments on how well groomed I am.
When I was competing in shows, I got baths twice a month, which was about how often I went to shows. Now it’s more like once a month, although my my human tries for a little more often. I’m supposed to be clean for my therapy cat visits too, and while I don’t need a full bath and groom for those, I do get touch ups.
On a small handful of occasions, I have needed something my human refers to as a “butt bath.” I imagine you know what that means! Fortunately, my digestive track works well 99 percent of the time.
Of course the treat part is my favorite part of the bath. Like you couldn’t guess!
Has your cat ever needed a bath? And how did that work out? Let’s talk about it!
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum says
Lookin guud there Summer!!! You are one amazin KItty girl to let yoreself bee bathed!
Mee has not had a bath since mee been with BellaSita Mum….
Mee DID have a short ‘Butt Bath’ THE 2nd yeer mee was heer ’cause of mee Colitis.
With mee propurr dye-et, mee has had no more eppysodess!
As fore a full bath, mee wuud go REELLY ferally on poor BellaSita so let’ss hope mee nevurr needss one 😉
***purrss*** BellaDharma an 🙂 BellaSita Mum
We bet your furs feel so nice after your bath, Summer!
You are such a good girl. I have not had to do a fill bath, but definitely many butt baths over the years. 🙂
Tara had to have a shower/bath at the emergency vet once because she got so sick on the way there. Not really the same as yours though!
So far I have not needed a bath.
Mum is pretty glad about that too as she is pretty sure I would not cooperate 😉 MOL!!!!
I bet that warm air feels pretty nice though 😉
I haven’t been here long enough to need a bath, and besides, my mom and dad are always commenting on what a wonderfully soft coat I have. They’ve been discussing trimming my talons, but they don’t want to do stuff like that quite yet. Love that floofy butt shot, dear girl.
You look lovely and floofy after your baths. Eric occasionally needed a butt bath, but as he loved water any excuse to get in it was good for him .
I bet you feel and smell especially nice after a bath.
However, I’m sure you smell nice all the time anyway.
How do you like the blow dryer?
Summer, you and your humans are inspiring!
Any tips for humans who haven’t given baths lately and need a refresher? 😉