Wednesday, March 9, 2011



We bathe the pets prior to bringing them to the pet hotel or if we have someone babysit them while we leave. That way, they're nice and fresh and not too stinky. But that's not always the case.

Anyway, I'm back from our vacation. Next post is on Friday :)

xx
Yasmine

26 comments:

  1. Why do humans wash off our good smells? Then we don't smell like us anymore and have to work twice as hard to get back to our old selves.

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  2. i hope you had a lovely vaca, and oh yes, all three of mine would definately restink themselves rolling on the deck or sleeping in the box!

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  3. oh! Trotsky my cat run to to the garden and so he lay down on the dirt... he becomes the monster-cat of the garden. The bathe... it looks like it never happen :P

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  4. ha! My cat does this exact thing after I bathe her. Sometimes I just don't understand kitties.

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  5. ha! i actually bathe my cats once in a blue moon. they're pretty good about keeping clean. dumpling, on the other hand, LOVES to play in the dirt and the litterbox. agh!

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  6. ROFL!

    Actually, cats are self-cleaning. They don't need baths. Or clothes, for that matter. ;)

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  7. Hah!! That's a perfect "F.U." move from a cat. XD

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  8. Why would you give your cat a bath? We haven't bathed our cats in the 7 years we've had them. They clean themselves, and are beautiful and completely non-stinky.

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  9. Many years ago, my older sister und and her friend bathed our white cat. After this kamikaze-action they wondered about their bloody hands ...
    Cats don´t need a bat. They bath themself perfectly well with their tongue. ;)
    Sorry, for the bad english! Greetings from germany!

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  10. Cats don't need or want baths! (PS - I love your blog.)

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  11. As cats get elderly, they have a harder time reaching their back parts with their stiff joints. While they still don't like the bath, they can appreciate getting rid of some dirt.

    Hopefully some of you will have your cat friends long enough to be able to help them out in this way.

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  12. When I first got my kitty cat, he was a rescue baby and I had to wash him every three days to get rid of his fleas and ringworm (fungus that make them lose hair). Now when I take baths he'll come sit on the edge of the bath and drink from the water!

    I rarely bathe him now, only when he does something silly like curl up in the litterbox when he's scared of guests. Calm him down, bathe him, dry him, cuddle him.

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  13. thanks!

    dumpling has special needs, and we may, at times, have to help him clean himself.

    puppy though, he likes baths.

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  14. my husband and i have agreed that you must have a hidden camera set up in our house. The other week, we're sick, and then you post your comic about being sick. The other time, it was the comic about guarding your food from your cat, the same day our cat Inky went into INSANE mode begging for food. (he's a begger, but he kicked into high gear about the same day that strip came out. Seriously. He discovered our pantry. Heaven help us all)

    And today, for the first time in months, I give both our boys a bath, then I see this comic. COINCIDENCE!? ; D

    wonderful work, as always!!

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  15. That is exactly what my ferret does every time he has a bath!

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  16. hahahahaha. I hate when my cate does that!

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  17. I discovered you blog today, and I've already read all of it!!! Just perfect!
    At this moment, I have 8 cats, one dog and one boy (grown one), and geez... the situations are the same! just who have cats knows that those things really happen!
    Congrats! I loved you blog!

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  18. We had to give one of my cats (Misty) a bath when my house burned down (she escaped but was covered in soot and ash) it was a DISASTER!!!!!!

    Merlin however sits in the sink and turns the tap on. There's nothing like being awkward eh.

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  19. I had to give my cats flea baths last Fall because we visited someone with fleas. They were REALLY infested! We had to give them, like, two baths and then frontline to get rid of the fleas. They were not fans of the baths, but I got out unscathed!

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  20. LOVE your blog! I love cats and dogs, last week I gave my ancient 12 year old white dog a bath and he did something soo similar, he rolled around in the mud. He didn't look white after that...
    Anyway... Thank you so much for lighting up my day! You are a wonderful artist and you have a gift for capturing the wonders of everyday pet ownership.

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  21. I just found you and I LOVE your cartoons! I'll be back.

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  22. My parents' cat wasn't the best at cleaning himself. Every once in a while we'd dampen a washcloth and wipe him down with it. We even got some "cat wipes" at the pet store, but they made him smell like a pine tree. I can't imagine giving a kitty a full bath though, I'd wind up with stitches. All our cats have been kept indoors, so they don't get too dirty.

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  23. ...I've yet to get my cat to get in the tub. She does that spider-leg thing, and I can't even get her it.

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  24. My dainty little ladycats are quite obstinate on the subject of baths, but I did find a way to fragrance them pleasantly.

    All I have to do is wash their (and my) favourite jumper by itself with a full load's worth of fabric softener, then leave it to dry on a radiator. They sleep on the warm jumper and when they come to bed with me later, they're soft and jasmine fresh!

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  25. How do you get this, my cats are "insoluble" they don't mix with water :)

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  26. I wash both my cats at the same time.. but they are usually calm no matter what we do to them. I wrap them in people towels to help dry them off, like a "kitty burrito"...but tight though. And I leave them in the shower (which has glass doors so they cant escape) for like 30 mins so eventually they get out of the towels and dry themselves off too. Then I check on them and give them one last pat down and I let them out.. but I always make sure to turn the littler box around so they can't get in there and get all "littery"

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