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supposed to show next week but now neon green!!

post #1 of 23
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I was going to enter my silver bengal cat into the show today, she's supposed to show the weekend of the 6th. Anyhow, last night she got into a tube on neon green food coloring. She took it onto the stairs and chewed it open. She got food coloring on the carpeting and all over her (mainly on her feet). Since her background fur is white it is noticable. That little stinker!!
Anyway, anyone have any suggestions on how to get it out before the show? I don't want to pay the money and not be able to show her and the deadline to enter is on Jan 1st.
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post #2 of 23
oh no!!

anti dandruff shampoo removes it from human hair but no idea if it would be safe on cats
post #3 of 23
Try a toothbrush w/ baking soda, and either sparkling water or regular water...

Good luck....Sounds like she thinks that she is in a sitcom....
post #4 of 23
She needed some excitment!!!
And obviously thought you needed some too!!!! LOL
post #5 of 23
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here's what my friend said, I thought i'd share it with you all since it was so funny to me
"And OH NO!!!!!!! A green kitty - cat, well, you could always show her in the "new breed color" classification -- I can guarantee you she'd be the only one in the ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by bengalbabe
here's what my friend said, I thought i'd share it with you all since it was so funny to me
"And OH NO!!!!!!! A green kitty - cat, well, you could always show her in the "new breed color" classification -- I can guarantee you she'd be the only one in the ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #7 of 23
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yeah and it HAD to be Neon, not just regualar green, now I have a technicolor cat that would glow nicely under blacklights. Well the show's theme is Mardi gras <--spelling?)...you think they would find it fitting and let her win since mardi gras colors are purple, green and yellow???
Perhaps if I tie dye her the rest of the colors....(just kidding folks, I wouldn't tie die my kitty)
post #8 of 23
Hehe thats funny but also to bad. I hope it comes out!! Its a lot of money to show...
post #9 of 23
Have you washed her yet. If not give her a bath tonite. Then tomorrow go to a hair salon (call ahead and ask them) and get Nexxus Simply Silver - it helps get white, white. You may have to wash her a few times, but the bluing in there should get most of it out.

Wish you luck - what a yucky thing to happen. If its not all the way out, you can use some powder or you can just let the judge know it was an accident. They shouldn't penalize you for having greenish feet. They know the natural color of a cat is not green


Our lab got her red leather collar soaked in the river. She wound up with a nice bright pink ring around her neck. When I got her home, I used the Simply Silver shampoo on her and it got it all out.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Hehe thats funny but also to bad. I hope it comes out!! Its a lot of money to show...
We tried bathing her...no go....
post #11 of 23
Then get the Simply Silver - that should take most of it out. If its mainly on her feet used two people and put the shampoo directly on her feet and kinda rub it in - have someone hold her and let it "soak" awhile before you rinse out.
post #12 of 23
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ok I'll try that. where do you get the simply silver? Will it make her black markings lighter? I don't want her black lighter.
post #13 of 23
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also, I don't think the judges like for you to talk to them while they are judging, right? how am I going to tell them about the accident?
post #14 of 23
I always hear people making corrections or comments on things...but that was HHP. Otherwise how do you make a color correction ahead of time? Maybe a comment ahead? The idea is its not genetic...that would be pretty funny if green cats started appearign (I mean in your situation its soo apparent the cat wasn't born with it). Though I knew someone had accidently peroxide the tip of the Bengal tail while cleaning and since blonde tail tips aren't allowed she couldn't show him.

Didn't someone on here mention their cat had gotten a kink in the tail from an accident and it would grow out so they mentioned this to the judge so it wouldn't be faulted as genetic? I thought I heard that on this board... I'd feel uncomfortable talking to the judge though.
post #15 of 23
I am sorry your kitty has been naughty and turned herself green. I know it is not funny, but could we PLEASE see a pic?
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
I am sorry your kitty has been naughty and turned herself green. I know it is not funny, but could we PLEASE see a pic?
Ha! Sure i'll try and get a pic for you all. It's mostly her feet and thankfully not her face or anything. It is funny if I wasn't a little dissapointed about the show i'd be laughing my head off.
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
here ya go..green kitty in technicolor


post #18 of 23
Maybe you could mention to the clerk ahead and ask to mention it to the judge? Ask the show rep in your area how to handle and if your cat is still showable. I've been talking at length with our show rep person and they have been very helpful. Its not that evident as its only on the undersides.
post #19 of 23
Simply Silver is made by Nexxus - you can find it in most hair salons - ask for it as its sometimes not on the shelf. It won't affect the silver (black) colors - I use it on black/white cats and it makes both colors shine.

It is purple (just as a warning) but don't worry. The first time I used it (no one told me the shampoo was dark purple) I was washing my white rex.....well I thought "OMG what if this doesn't wash out, I'm gonna have a lavender rex!) So I hurried up and rinse part of it out to be sure.

The shampoo is to get the yellowish color out of white or silver hair.

Seeing your picture I would do what I mentioned earlier - have someone hold her and keep her still for a few minutes. Then wet her feet a little, put the shampoo directly on the spots and rub it in really good. Do not rinse out right away (that's why you need to hold her). You might have to do it twice or 3 times before the show.

I think it was me about the kinked tail - as it was not kinked - it was when littermates bit each other and it was a small abcess; I told the clerk to tell the judge about it. If the judge wants to speak to the owner to clarify, then you talk to the judge. One judge disqualified the kitten. But a month later it was totally gone and the kitten was judged without a problem (in fact one ring was under the same judge that disqualified it the first time!).
post #20 of 23
I wouldn't show the cat. It's bad show presentation. You can't talk to the judge about it, and even if you do tell the steward the judge probably wont place the cat regardless of its type. That's what happens here.

Also ANY sort of a kink is a fault here and the last thing you would do is mention it to anybody if you were showing a cat with a tail fault!
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I wouldn't show the cat. It's bad show presentation. You can't talk to the judge about it, and even if you do tell the steward the judge probably wont place the cat regardless of its type. That's what happens here.

Also ANY sort of a kink is a fault here and the last thing you would do is mention it to anybody if you were showing a cat with a tail fault!
Im not going to show her it seems a waste of my time and money to do so. Besides today was the last day to enter and her feet are still green.
post #22 of 23
Just saw this thread now, and I have to find out: how long were her paws neon green? Love the photos! Sorry you couldn't show her, but it was such a cute story!
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Just saw this thread now, and I have to find out: how long were her paws neon green? Love the photos! Sorry you couldn't show her, but it was such a cute story!
Still just as bright as the day she did it. I think the fur will eventually have to grow out.
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