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Sunny gets his first bath

post #1 of 12
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Well, I gave Sunny his first bath today. He was so brave He struggled for a couple seconds then accepted it, he let out to sad meows though. He was very calm when I dried him. You would think he would be mad, but instead he spent the next hour in my lap licking himself and purring

How do your cats react to baths?
post #2 of 12
I haven't bathed Harley yet, because the woman I got her from gave her one two days before I got her. But I did bathe my last cat, Snickers, who was a stray.

I had a fit of bravery one afternoon and bribed him into the bathroom with a couple of Greenies. I basically scruffed him with one hand and lowered the rest of him into the tub with the other. He froze when his feet hit the water, but he did calm down and let me wash him. He didn't like it, but he let me do it. By the time we were rinsing, I barely had a hold on his collar. He didn't like being dried off, so I didn't get him anywhere near as dry as I wanted to, but I figured he was at least clean. He didn't want to talk to me for a while afterwards, but it was because he was too busy licking himself dry. :-)

Snickers was pretty fond of water, though. He'd get up on the edge of the tub when my son was taking a bath and let him dump water all over him. Harley, on the other hand, won't even come into the bathroom.
post #3 of 12
I've been thinking about giving my rugrats a bath. But I'm not sure how it will go.

WIlbur seems to like the thought. When I shower I leave the door open because it literally kills the cats if I close a door for any reason blocking them. While I'm showering he climbs up on the side of the tub and gets in between the shower curtain and the liner. so he's in the middle. Then he proceeds to bite at the places where the water hits the liner. There are holes all through it now which is great! but I constantly forget to get another one. at 10 bucks it's not a big deal.

BUT, while he likes that, he also pokes his head in the shower at times. As soon as the water hits him he screams like a little girl and runs into the other room. Then comes back a few minutes later and does it again.

Tinker on the other hand, doesn't even approach the tub. She plants herself firmly on the furthest bathroom rug. I have two. one by the tub and one at the end by the counter. She won't even come to the close one, and when wilbur freaks out and runs she runs too. for no reason
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by adeebm View Post

How do your cats react to baths?
The only cats I've bathed were my rescued adult strays. And those baths (the only ones) were given when they first came home. They took them well.
post #5 of 12
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I've been thinking about giving my rugrats a bath. But I'm not sure how it will go.

WIlbur seems to like the thought. When I shower I leave the door open because it literally kills the cats if I close a door for any reason blocking them. While I'm showering he climbs up on the side of the tub and gets in between the shower curtain and the liner. so he's in the middle. Then he proceeds to bite at the places where the water hits the liner. There are holes all through it now which is great! but I constantly forget to get another one. at 10 bucks it's not a big deal.

BUT, while he likes that, he also pokes his head in the shower at times. As soon as the water hits him he screams like a little girl and runs into the other room. Then comes back a few minutes later and does it again.

Tinker on the other hand, doesn't even approach the tub. She plants herself firmly on the furthest bathroom rug. I have two. one by the tub and one at the end by the counter. She won't even come to the close one, and when wilbur freaks out and runs she runs too. for no reason
OMG that is just hysterical.... and he comes back for more!!!
post #6 of 12
I have to bathe Oscar quite often. I used to hop in the shower with him, but he started climbing the sliding glass doors...so now I just give him a rub down in the bath. He hates it. He gets so mad at me, claws at everything he get near and yowls until I lift him out, then he latches onto my chest. Owch. I put him next to the radiator in the kitchen, but he always rebels and goes round 'pretending' to spray everywhere. I think it's when his bum gets wet, he thinks he needs to wee but lucky for me he's never been able to spray. Last time I bathed him, he ignored me for the whole evening and even scratched me. I must've really offended him! But he was all smiles the next day once he'd dried off.
post #7 of 12
My three? Hmm.. well bathing Phoebe is too simple! She'll have this little mini freak-out when she realizes I have the water running and that I plan on putting her in it! But the second she's under the water, she just gets all relaxed and completely cooperates! Delilah, she puts up a fight the entire time. I found her as a stray and she was already declawed. Most of the time I feel bad about that.. but when it comes to bath time.. that's the only time I feel relieved about it. Foxy?.. WHOA, WATCH OUT!!! He just goes NUTS...clawing and fighting and yowling the whole time. And he's a big boy so it makes it pretty rough trying to wrestle with him. just gave him a bath about a month ago.. and no kidding.. I was terrified!!! He's normally so loving and sweet.. but put him in water and that all changes! I used to bathe my cats in the tub. But then I figured out that it's soooo much easier to use the kitchen sink. Makes it easier to keep ahold of them when they are fighting it.. and much easier on the back!!
post #8 of 12
Glad he likes it. My cat gets a bath once a week, doesn't bother her. She is a Sphynx
post #9 of 12
Charlie loves baths. He complains more when its over as he loves the warm water from the shower head (hand held).

Ling has to tell you how horrible it is the entire time

I'm hoping that Jack will be like Charlie and love the baths.
post #10 of 12
My cats just sit still and complain about it while they're being bathed. Roxy tries to hold onto you with her front paws.
post #11 of 12
Snow has only had 1 bath since I got her and that was from rolling around in dog doo. What a sight. her beautiful white fur was well....you get my drift. lol. I put her in the tub to wash her. there was only maybe an inch 1/2 of water. She was completely fine as long as her tail didnt get wet. lol

Another I had had. Peter. lol. didnt mind the bath as long as his paws didnt get wet. had to turn him upside down to get this back wet. his head kind of rested on top of the water. it was cute. his baths were the most difficult. especially the rinsing. one time i was rinsing him and just poured the water over top of his back. of course it soaked the goobers paws. he jumped out. shook his paws and gave me the dirtiest look ever
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by adeebm View Post
Well, I gave Sunny his first bath today. He was so brave He struggled for a couple seconds then accepted it, he let out to sad meows though. He was very calm when I dried him. You would think he would be mad, but instead he spent the next hour in my lap licking himself and purring

How do your cats react to baths?
Congratulations! Sunny is such a good boy!
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