Monday, June 13, 2016

How to Wash Your Cat ....Punjabi Style

If you're involved with a Punjabi you know they have the reputation of being loud and aggressive. So to imagine them bathing a cat is pretty unusual. However, hubby dearly loves his rescue kitty and she got fleas recently when she got outdoors.

She's NOT an outdoor cat and never has been but knowing there was another cat outside was too much for her to bear. She bolted out the door one day so they could sniff each other and it's all been downhill from there. The other cat is an outdoor cat, has no flea collar, is very affectionate and it's flea season. We knew our Foxy was doomed.

So I promptly bought a flea collar and flea shampoo. The flea shampoo was a backup but it only took once of hubby seeing a flea on his beloved kitty for him to panic and start watching YouTube videos to learn how to wash a cat.

Now, let me describe Foxy. She's a 3 year old, 13lb (6 KG), long-haired, de-clawed, bitchy attitude but super-friendly, dominate ruler of our bedroom. Here's Foxy on a good day.

See what I mean. My freshly washed comforter hadn't been tainted with her fur balls yet and thus she promptly made it her bed. She's a spoiled cat.

Hubby has this cat trained to talk to him, come to him when he calls her, climb where he wants her to  climb, etc. Their relationship is both funny and cute. Anyway, back to this flea bath.

Hubby chose to bathe her in the kitchen sink. This didn't make me the happiest but since he didn't tell me first, it was too late to stop him once the festivities started. But it wasn't too late to take pictures...which I'm sure he wouldn't want posted LOL.

Lol. Hind leg in the air as she feels assaulted and is not really ready for this whole bathing experience. Truthfully she didn't do that bad nor did she fight that much with him but I couldn't help but giggle when I caught her kicking her leg up like she had had enough.

This is Foxy, resigned to her fate as a wet cat. She does not look amused at all!

And this is how he talked to her to calm her down right before he sprayed her in the face to wash the shampoo off. They do seem to be having a real conversation. You can only imagine my level of giggling as he told her he was doing this for her and it was because he loved her.


Here's a good shot of how deep she let the water get. As you notice, she's no longer fighting. But if you look close you can see the scratches on his arm from her back paws when she rolled over in the sink in the first photo.

Needless to say, she left behind a full hand full of fur in my sink. The counters were wet. The floor was wet. Rohit was wet. I was wet (because I helped spray and she then flung it back at us.) The walls were wet. And Foxy....yeah, Foxy is still wet several hours later!

How about your desi? Has he fell in love with any animals since you made you life together? Has he learned how to bathe a cat?