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post #1 of 20
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OH MY GOD! I did it - I traumatized my baby for life!
Lesson #1: Wear a shirt with shoulder pads!!!
Lesson #2: Be ready to take your pants off and go into the bath with them.
Lesson #3: You might have thick skin, but your kitty's nail will go into it regardless
Lesson #4: No matter how great the shampoo you used is, your kitty will immediately cover itself in spit.
Lesson #5: Her ears, hair and tail will go up again, eventually





post #2 of 20
Awww... she'll get past it... JoJo did... I had to bath her for the first time at teh tender age of six YEARS old... the biggest lesson I learned?

Remove the litter box with the clumping litter before locking yourself and the long hair cat in the bathroom.

Enough said. Trust me.

Lucky is so cute when she's damp... awww.... she'll forgive you... eventually. Just sleep with one eye open for the next couple of nights and you'll be fine.

Amanda
post #3 of 20
First of all, what a gorgeous kitty you have there!
Second, I remember the kitten baths and how bad I felt giving them, physically and mentally!
I have a couple of pics of Maia bathing herself after her bath......

Then obviously so happy the experience was done!

They are just so innocent as kittens!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
post #4 of 20
Awwwwwwww poor baby Lucky!! She looks sooo cute I just wanna snuggle and squish her! She'll forgive you... Eventually

Maia looks so super adorable in the second photo, she looks very pleased with herself
post #5 of 20
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Lesson #4: No matter how great the shampoo you used is, your kitty will immediately cover itself in spit.
LMAO!! How funny!

Awww! Poor thing! She'll forgive you.

When I was in 8th grade I went with my friend to her grandparents' house. While there we found this tiny little kitten who was covered in fleas. We bought some flea bath and gave it a bath in a tub in the driveway. He freaked out, but not bad enough that I remember it clearly.

I gave Milo a bath when I first got him, but I just held him under running water rather than had him sit in it (not sure how you did it). He couldn't have cared less. He just went limp and hung there, and even afterward when I had him cuddled in a warm towel he just sat there. I'm almost afraid to give another cat a bath, as I'm afraid I won't be so lucky. LOL
post #6 of 20
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LMAO!! How funny!

Awww! Poor thing! She'll forgive you.

When I was in 8th grade I went with my friend to her grandparents' house. While there we found this tiny little kitten who was covered in fleas. We bought some flea bath and gave it a bath in a tub in the driveway. He freaked out, but not bad enough that I remember it clearly.

I gave Milo a bath when I first got him, but I just held him under running water rather than had him sit in it (not sure how you did it). He couldn't have cared less. He just went limp and hung there, and even afterward when I had him cuddled in a warm towel he just sat there. I'm almost afraid to give another cat a bath, as I'm afraid I won't be so lucky. LOL
Lucky freaked out - I found out she is stronger than I thought, so the best way I figured to hold her was to go into the tub with her... I think it did calm her down a little, but I will tell you, she was holding on me and the soap dish for dear life!
She was in shock for a while - when I took her out and wrapped her in a towel she was frozen, starring at nothing, ears down... completely in shock.... the poor thing... Lucky is a different girl... She was a shy cat, and it took A LOT of work to get her to trust me... I hope she will trust me again! She is skittish right now, but BOY does she look GORGEOUS??? I swear... her fur looks unbelievable!!! She is show-cat-drop-dead-gorgeous now! She did indeed need a good wash!
BTW: I Used Avalon Organics Clarifying Shampoo - I decided to not go with Dawn dish soap. The shampoo I used is for humans, but all natural, and very gentle - I made sure there was nothing that would hurt her. I will try to get some pictures tomorrow
post #7 of 20
Woohoo. You came out alive and so did Lucky

Just remember, it could have been worse.

Looking forward to the pics of your nice clean kitty

How is she doing this morning? Is she hiding from you? Hopefully not... Kizzy got over his bath torture pretty quick.
post #8 of 20
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Woohoo. You came out alive and so did Lucky
Just barely

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How is she doing this morning? Is she hiding from you? Hopefully not... Kizzy got over his bath torture pretty quick.
She is ok... Still skittish, definitely a little traumatized. She will get over pretty soon, I hope... She is playing around, and woke me up after 1/2hr of sleep - good sign!!! I feel bad for having put her through so much fear... but she need it - it is a MAJOR difference!! I will wait for better lighting to take some pictures of her - maybe I will look for a Santa this weekend!!
post #9 of 20
Ah, you are a brave woman!!

She will be fine and so will your relationship.
post #10 of 20
Bless her! I`m sure she`ll get over it and forgive you...some day
post #11 of 20
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The aftermath... Excuse my allergy on my chin Bad bad flea bit me... My pupils are huge, but I swear - it's only the lighting; I am NOT ON CATNIP!









meowmy is drooling
post #12 of 20
Lucky sure is beautiful..

Just an FYI human shampoos have a HIGHER ph and really should not be used on kitties ...
post #13 of 20
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Hey Sharky: I will post the ingredients for the shampoo - it's all vegetarian, no chemicals, etc... Let me know what you think - it's not the usual human shampoo (I don't use them myself )

Ingredients
Purified water, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, coconut acid, babassuamidopropalkonium chloride, organic citrus limonum (lemon) peel(1)), calendula officinalis (calendula) flower(1) and chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower(2) extracts, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), vegetable glycerin, bisabolol (chamomile), ethylhexylglycerin, arginine (amino acid), panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), tocopherol (vitamin E), organic citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil(1) and other essential oils.

PH balanced -
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
Hey Sharky: I will post the ingredients for the shampoo - it's all vegetarian, no chemicals, etc... Let me know what you think - it's not the usual human shampoo (I don't use them myself )

Ingredients
Purified water, cocamidopropyl betainelook this up in google , likely not as natural as you think,,, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, coconut acid, babassuamidopropalkonium chloride, organic citrus limonum (lemon) peel(1)), calendula officinalis (calendula) flower(1) and chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower(2) extracts, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), vegetable glycerin, bisabolol (chamomile), ethylhexylglycerin, arginine (amino acid), panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), tocopherol (vitamin E), organic citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil(1) and other essential oils.

PH balanced -
good for a human whose skin ph is I believe 5.5 ish ... kitties is about 7 ... off to make sure I did not reverse those
post #15 of 20
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Okay - got it - Thanks, good to know!!! (not that I intend to go through this ordeal again any time soon )

She is fine... no itching, irritation, etc.; Thank you so much for all the wonderful stuff you contribute with in this site Sharky! Kitties appreciate it very much!!
post #16 of 20
I am so proud of you Carolina for jumping in the tub with her You definitely need to be brave to do that. I have done it several times over the years myself Lucky is ready for a cat show now......she is "extremely beautiful" Cats forgive you for the trauma. I know that you felt much better now that this choir is done now Please keep the pictures and updates coming
post #17 of 20
i second slave2_ragdolls's thoughts- Lucky is read to earn his keep in shows now

''Lesson #4: No matter how great the shampoo you used is, your kitty will immediately cover itself in spit.''

we were 'disappointed' too when kimi did tat on monday's bath
post #18 of 20
Aww bless her heart!!!

It's a good thing you're getting her used to her baths now though- keep it up...it'll be a lot easier to handle her as she gets older. My oldest kitty Velvet (she's 12) got so used to being bathed that she seems to actually enjoy bath time now
post #19 of 20
Aw, poor baby!! But I'll bet you're so happy with the way she looks now! She is so gorgeous. She'll be fine....she won't hate you.

I had the nerve (or maybe I just lost my mind) to give my last cat, Snickers a bath - mind you, he was a stray tomcat that I'd had only for a week. I thought I was going to get mauled. But he just sat there and made pitiful noises. And he really only was mad at me until he dried himself off.
post #20 of 20
She is really beautiful

I think she's forgiven you. I always think Stan won't forgive me when we have to bathe him (once or twice a year), but he always does

I second the tip about keeping wet kitties away from the litter box! We always have a warm (just out of the dryer) towel ready and a low noise hairdryer so that we can keep him from getting chilled while he's wet.
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