As Promised, Bath Pics

Ornery beasts. Steve bled us pretty good so there are no during pics of him.

No Lily, because she got a bath last week.

32 replies
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    Yarrow says:

    Is that adorable little fluffball wearing the towel prayer shawl Samantha? Awww….

    All the others look in varying stages of annoyance and resignation.

    They’re all cute.

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    Tams says:

    Bled us food

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    khead says:

    I’m just shocked no one ended up in urgent care.

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    Tams says:

    “Bled us good” might be an understatement 😉 However, it’s all worth it in the end as they smell like a lavender bush and look so handsome and pretty! Now, as I said earlier, this is why we pay $60 for someone to do this for us… we just need to get thought the haircuts tomorrow. Pics to come, Juicers, I promise!

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    eclare says:

    Awww, so cute! Except Steve looks pissed, “why are you making me suffer this indignity?”

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    MikeInOly says:

    Why are you bathing Steve? Is he no longer able to clean himself?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I was folding laundry. Then Charlotte decided she needed to sit on my lap. Silly kitty.

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    Ruckus says:

    My dog Bud, who hated to be touched, was as calm as could be while being bathed and dried. And he’d even let me pick him up to put him in the wash basin and take him back out. He seemed to actually like taking a bath. Strange old boy he was. Great companion though.

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    CaseyL says:

    The Yorkie looks like she (?) really enjoys having a bath. And, yes, the “prayer shawl” is adorbs.

    PS: Aha! *Now* I understand why you wanted a farmer sink! Makes a perfectly scaled critter bathtub.

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    trollhattan says:

    Our damn puppeh has gone through (i.e., eaten portions of) about three-hundred bucks worth of wool clothing in the last week. He might be winterizing from the inside out but he’s not making it to December at this rate.

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    MomSense says:


    You wouldn’t believe what you can find in the fur of a Maine Coon Cat. Usually the baths I gave mine were more localized to the fur I referred to as his bloomers but sometimes you have to wash the whole cat.

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    Mary G says:

    Dog, thank you for those. I am so stressed out about the tax bill. My computer is acting crazy and my keyboard quit working. This Al Franken thing is the current shiny object distracting us from the Republican ruin of our country.

    I thought I had worked out all my childhood molestations in years of therapy, but reading Yashar Ali’s string of stories women told him on Twitter just brought up all kinds of black feelings and wishing I could die. (Don’t worry, not gonna do that.) I guess it’s time to find a therapy group around here.

    So it’s so good to see pets of people I have never met in person. Samantha is adorable and Rosie looks thinner, younger and healthier than when she hijacked John. Steve and Thurston look good too.

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    NotMax says:

    Jeeze, peel the label off the side of the dish rack already.

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    One of my friends seems to think it’s weird that I never bathe Samwise. I keep explaining he’s a cat (and an indoor one at that). This friend is a weird person.

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    eclare says:

    @Mary G: Good luck finding a therapy group, and yes, in the meantime pictures of pets help tremendously. I think the current political situation is giving all of us anxiety/PTSD to some degree.

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    RobertDSC-Mac Mini says:

    Did you find the mustard in Steve’s coat?

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    MikeInOly says:

    @MomSense I am well aware, having had a Maine Coon of my own. Our Miss Gracie was forever picking up every little scrap of debris to wrap her fur into knots and mats. And in her later years she became very overweight and her hind end needed regular bathing and clipping while we slimmed her back down. I was just curious what prompted Steve’s bathing. He looks exactly like out Gracie, tho much bigger.

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    Duane says:

    Bled Us Good would be a great band name.

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    remima says:


    Bled Us Good would be a great band name.

    Or a good name for a PJ Harvey song

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    MomSense says:

    @Mary G:

    Big hugs, Mary G. Some days the things that this presidency and this time in our life okitucs stirs up are really tough to handle. We’re here for you.

    She sounds like a wonderful cat. I miss mine so much.

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    StringOnAStick says:

    Two nights ago we adopted two kittens, sisters that were orphaned at 2 weeks old and were hand raised by a woman who started doing this years ago in order to keep a farmer from disposing of orphaned kittens by the “bag and pond” method. Now she’s known in her very small town as the one to bring orphans to, We’d been looking to adopt for almost two months and we wanted two females, adult or kitten but they had to be long haired because my husband has allergy trouble with short or medium length fur. I had almost given up on finding a bonded pair of any age and these two are so well socialized that we feel really lucky that I saw he ad as soon as it was posted.

    My husband has never had a kitten and I had my last one at age 6; we’ve always had adult rescue cats. I guess these are rescues too since without her kindness and care we wouldn’t have these two lovely furballs. .She gets serious karma points for sure. I terribly miss our last cat and I hope these two will help me smile more and tear up a bit less when I think about her.

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    eclare says:

    @StringOnAStick: How wonderful! Names?

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    jl says:

    Thanks for cute petpix.

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    Aleta says:

    @Mary G: Sometimes I think I’m doing OK considering what’s gone on, and I’m surprised, and then the next day it’s unbearable. It really is so hard. I gotta look for a therapist too I think. Take care.

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    Aleta says:

    The dog is so dedicated to his work here of marking every thing that needs it along his walks, getting the angle exactly right, reading each note left by someone else, and keeping on schedule even though he has to trot fast and focus to get it all done every day. I get so many laughs a day because he’s here.

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    chopper says:

    yeah, nothing scarier than seeing a post by cole titled “bath pics”. yet I still clicked…

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    rikyrah says: cute.. even scary Steve😄

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    Emily68 says:

    My beagle didn’t like to get a bath and he’d try to sneak out of the tub verrrrry slowly. I guess he was thinking we wouldn’t notice. But we were too smart for him!!!!

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    YellowDog says:

    My wife would kill me and then divorce me if I washed the dog in the kitchen sink.

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    Sis says:

    I’ve tried unsuccessfully to bathe all three of my kitties, and I have the scars to prove it. :) One thing my vet told me that I’ll remember next time (if I ever do it again) is that sometimes it’s the running water that scares them rather than the bath itself. So if you have the bath prepared, you might have an easier time.

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    SWMBO says:

    @Sis: I groomed pets for tuition money in college. If the cats have not been declawed, you can make a wooden frame (that fits in your sink or tub) and put lead sinkers on the edges of it. Cover with stretched wire mesh or plastic mesh (like a rabbit cage uses). If you don’t have a sprayer or shower wand, fill the bath first. Then put the cat on the frame and pull the tail. This causes the cat’s claws to hook in the mesh. As long as you apply tension to the tail, they can’t unhook. (Don’t yank the cat’s tail out of joint, just use enough tension to cause the claws to hook in). This works better with 2 people. One to hold the cat on the frame and the other to bathe. They can’t unhook and claw the crap out of you while you do this. All you have to worry about is the teeth then. Don’t dilly dally doing this. Keep the cat on the frame and use a towel to dry it off. Stand well back when you let go of the tail. Don’t open any doors/windows for a while. Offer treats profusely throughout the process. (It helps if you withhold food the night before). Expect to get told off for this indignity. You can keep the cat on the frame and use a hair dryer if you think they need it. Don’t expect them to EVER like the dryer though.

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    PST says:

    I am always amazed at the things our creatures let us do. Our puppy, now 55 lbs at six months, doesn’t seem to enjoy the bath, but she grits her teeth and takes it without protest. Not sure I’ll be able to induce her to enter the tub, however, when she gets too big to lift. I have also been impressed this last week that whenever I remove the cone of shame (to give her a little relief while we watch her) she calmly allows it to be tied back on. She’s a keeper!

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