My guys are about 11 months old, here is a more recent pic of them. That was taken in Jan. They are pretty big boys, they weigh about 11 lbs. As for them getting bathes. They got two when I first got them. They were flea infested, so they needed one. And then this past weekend I gave them one. I used baby shampoo, so as not to be to harsh on them. I heard some one mention they used dish soap on their cat when or if they ever had to wash them. That is too harsh a detergent to use on them, just thought I should mention that. Any ways the one who is always a bit of a handful is Sammy, and he didn't do to bad. I was expecting to get a little clawed from him. But instead I got pretty badly clawed up by my guy who is always laid back. Bings is a pretty good guy, maybe it was just that I thought I wouldn't have too much a problem with him. So I let my guard down. Whatever the factor, he did pretty good at first. But then he just said he had enough, and tried to get out of the tub. And that was even if he had to go over me to do it. And that is what he tried. He got his three nails caught in my forearm. And left behind a pretty badly bruised arm. I had to pull his nails out of my skin, and they didn't want to come out. Man that hurt. I have had cats all my life. And have had them scratch me before too. But this one was a dozy, he's freaking out on me, and I am trying to stay calm and get his nails out of me with out hurting either of us too bad. Well let’s just say I got the raw end of the deal. My husband poor stomach just can't take it when I showed him what happen. LOL It did look worse then it felt. It hurt more when it happen, then after words. But it still looks pretty bad. I know I keep saying it, but I just can't get over what happen. LOL Any ways, you can better believe it, I will be a lot more cautious when next I have to clean him up.