for the dog lovers here

jimLE
By jimLE Latest Reply 2012-08-18 08:02:39 -0500
Started 2012-06-30 20:04:21 -0500

got this in a email and had to post it

HOW TO BATHE A CAT
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1. Thoroughly clean toilet.

2. Lift both lids and add shampoo.

3. Find and soothe cat as you carry him to bathroom.

4. In one swift move, place cat in toilet, close both lids and
stand on top, so cat cannot escape.

5. The cat will self agitate and produce ample suds.
(Ignore ruckus from inside toilet, cat is enjoying this)

6. Flush toilet 3 or 4 times. This provides power rinse, which
is quite effective.

7. Have someone open outside door, stand as far from toilet as
possible and quickly lift both lids.

8. Clean cat will rocket out of the toilet and outdoors,
where he will air dry.

Sincerely,

The Dog


46 replies

CJ55
CJ55 2012-08-18 02:22:55 -0500 Report

Oh my gosh!! I don't knw when this was posted but I am laughing my butt off . How funny. I can just picture in my mind the ca twrling around in thr toilet. Too too funny. I used to have a tiny cat and a doube yellow head amazon parrot (best talking bird) Every morning my partot would walk into the shower and say here kitty kitty. The cat woud join the bird every morning for their morning shower.they would love it.the parrot woud sing and the cat rolled around. I have pictures f them together in the shower. They are bth gne, which makes me sad, but I have lots of memories. They were pals. \U+128049 \U+128704 \U+128038

jimLE
jimLE 2012-08-18 07:55:02 -0500 Report

glad you loved it..a bird and cat that got along with each other? that had to be a strange and funny sight to see.we had a dog and cat once that got along great.they'd play chase n tackle in the yard.take naps togeather,eat n drink out of same food n water bowls…and the cat was bigger then the dog.a funny sight they were at times..

pixsidust
pixsidust 2012-07-04 11:23:01 -0500 Report

Recently I have had to actually bathe my cats, all 4 of them along with two dogs due to a flea infestation. All of the cats have their claws. All were rescued and I am concerned they will get out and need them.

The key is to have them face the opposite direction from you as You put pressure on their back to stay still and squirt flea shampoo with the other hand. You have to move it around to lather everything. You have to do this for 5 or I think "more" minutes to kill the fleas. I have a shower wand I can unhook to rinse them down. I am careful of their face and rinse the rest of them before I do the head. I tilt their head back so I can rinse the forehead and have the water flow back. They do not like it but look and feel better afterwards. Yet I find they still have some fleas afterwards usually in the face area so if you can comb them out with flea spray on a comb do so. I sit on the bathroom floor and hold them to do this.

jimLE
jimLE 2012-07-04 12:17:36 -0500 Report

we have a shower wand as well.and i;ve learned that my dog fights me the hole time when im useing the faucet.but not the shower wand.but still hates it all the same..she simply stands there n puts up with it.

pixsidust
pixsidust 2012-07-04 18:13:07 -0500 Report

I have a small 13 year old dog that is sort of like a welch corgi in shape.
I was giving her a bath last week and my 1 year old pit bull got into the tub with her all on her own. They got bathed side by side. It was cute

dietcherry
dietcherry 2012-07-04 17:08:36 -0500 Report

My neighbors bathe Ru and Blu for me when they wash their cats. The husband enjoys the challenge and its a hoot to watch!
Whomever wrote the joke above—I think they love cats they just learned to hate bathtime—sorta like the cats ;)

watson4042
watson4042 2012-07-03 12:34:52 -0500 Report

lmbfao! my dogs like this idea very much. so tell me, how does the cat think the dog should be bathed?

jimLE
jimLE 2012-07-04 10:00:21 -0500 Report

well you know the storm drains that some towns have where the water is a whirl pool after a 1/2 inch of rain or more? i saw a cat looking back n forth from one to a dog one time..lol

Juno's Mom
Juno's Mom 2012-07-02 12:10:58 -0500 Report

No one who's been around cats could possibly take this seriously… I have 3 of my own and 5 stray/ferals who have claimed my back patio for themselves and I gotta tell ya - I laughed so hard the first time I read this one that I almost fell out of my chair (at work, no less). If you appreciate, you can close your eyes and picture this scenario. I promise you, you will come away with nothing but a few tears from the laughter. :o)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-07-02 03:20:25 -0500 Report

Funny.
I'm another former pet groomer. Have the kitty scratch scars to prove it. I had 3 shop cats that I'd bottle fed after we found them abandoned by their alley cat momma. The cats would try to calm down any frightened puppy by getting in the tub with them. But wouldn't go near it when another cat was protesting about being bathed.

granniesophie
granniesophie 2012-07-01 08:19:08 -0500 Report

This one's been around a couple times-first saw it posted by a couple of rescue groups and we all got a chuckle. There is no malice against any animals here-we don't mean any harm. I too, volunteer with a Basset Rescue, and have had to bathe both cats and dogs when I was a groomer many years ago, and I know of no one who would seriously consider bathing a cat this way, although I have to say that after bathing and grooming a few myself, it might just have been considered, since I had the scratches to prove that those cats sure do hate baths, most of them.
The age old feud between cats and dogs goes back further than the Hatfields and McCoys!
Please consider this in the spirit intended and please don't get upset, I'm sure no one here ever would seriously consider doing this and knew it was nothing more than a joke from the beginning.

jimLE
jimLE 2012-07-01 08:30:36 -0500 Report

i grew up in the country where we took in many stray animals.in which included cats and dogs alike.we even had up to 11 cats 9 or 10 dogs 50+ gerbals and hampsters 1 guienie pig 1 paraket and 11 white mice all at the same time…i was also taught to have a respect for life,humans and animals alike..i've bathed quiet a few dogs and very rarely had to bathe a cat.anyone that would actully do any animal like decerves to have the animal taked away from them and slaped with jail time and a large fine…

granniesophie
granniesophie 2012-07-01 10:25:26 -0500 Report

Being in a Rescue and also having groomed many animals for the shelters so they can be ready for adoption, you would not believe what people can do to their animals. It made me cry sometimes. These innocent creatures don't deserve treatment like that, they only want to love you, and they actually know when they are being rescued and are being treated well after being treated poorly. I know my little foster does. She's become the Diva of the house and its funny to see her rule the guys!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-01 01:02:32 -0500 Report

Sorry, NOT laughing! Have to say as an animal lover and cats especially, this is soooo rude and disgusting. Don't care if it is a joke or not, and I'm sure some pea brain will actually try it:( I Would like to do this to who ever came up with this or worse:)

eristar
eristar 2012-07-01 06:39:50 -0500 Report

I'm sorry you were so upset by this. I work at a humane society, and volunteer for a basset hound rescue…my five cats are all from rescues, as are my 2 dogs, and I find this to be hilarious…Just the whole outrageous idea is what makes it funny…plus it being written by the dog! Now, if anyone actually tried it, they would deserve whatever they got…

jimLE
jimLE 2012-06-30 21:29:24 -0500 Report

it was writen as a joke.and thats why it was emailed to me..a cat thats big enough not to fit into one? now thats a cat i dont wanna tangle with..LOL.. i have a small dog,and i dont think she'll fit into one..lol

lawgal
lawgal 2012-06-30 20:22:52 -0500 Report

Whats with the Like and Unlike? I Don't Like the email about bathing a cat!! I clicked Don 't Like not Like!

lawgal
lawgal 2012-06-30 20:18:54 -0500 Report

I love my cat and I love my dog. I, however, find it difficult to tolerate people who dislike either cats or dogs. Whomever wrote this email hates cats and hate is not funny.

dietcherry
dietcherry 2012-06-30 20:36:31 -0500 Report

People who dislike cats will come back as mice in their next life — Faye Resnick ;-)

Hey girl when you get a chance click on my photo tab and check out the last two pics of Rufus; I had to laugh at this post cuz there is NO WAY my bigboy would EVER fit in a toilet lol

jimLE
jimLE 2012-06-30 21:33:27 -0500 Report

oh my goodness dietcherry.i just looked at the last 2 pics.now thats a cat.you sure thats not a small horse in disguse? lol

dietcherry
dietcherry 2012-06-30 21:56:11 -0500 Report

lol Hes actually The Dog who wrote the email above; we disguised him as a cat cuz theres a bounty on his head!!!

Seriously he weighs 30 pounds—it blows my mind that I buy him and Blu the huge 16 pound bags of cat food and he weighs almost twice that! They are the furry loves of my life :X)

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-07-05 11:54:29 -0500 Report

That is one big, beautiful cat! Funny, true story…my daughter adopted (actually the cat adopted her of course) a homely, skin and bones stray. This cat was the most pathetic and skinny creature I had ever seen. She must have been starving for quite awhile because she demanded that her meow mix dish always be filled, she was probably worried about going hungry again. So, my daughter keeps her dish full of carbie kibble and offers a can of meaty food at night that she barely eats. You would never know this is the same cat…she is huge, she resembles a feline beachball!! I am of the opinion that she needs to go on a low-carb diet, lol!!

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2012-07-05 12:41:49 -0500 Report

Far from it…actually that ugly skinny cat has turned into quite a beauty…sure wish weight gain had that affect on grown women, lol!!

jimLE
jimLE 2012-06-30 23:14:39 -0500 Report

WOW!!!! now thats a cat..he can make 3 or 4 of my dog..i have a set of scales that i use when selling sumething on ebay.my dog whighs in the area of 11 pounds..no cat n dog fight here..lol

dietcherry
dietcherry 2012-07-01 10:38:26 -0500 Report

Nope! But hes a lover not a fighter! Rufus has an extremely passive personality—if he were human, he would be a stoner, perpetually lounged on a couch somewhere eating cheetos in between naps !!!

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