Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Bathtime for Babies
The poor little Dearborns were subjected to their very first bath yesterday. It had to be done. Their little bums were getting a tad crusty from all that diarrhea.
They did remarkably well. I wouldn't go as far to say that they enjoyed it, but there wasn't a single peep or cry from any of them during the process.
Geraldine took the longest to bathe. She was the crustiest, and with all her floof, it took awhile to get all the parts, and the spaces between the parts, clean. It took the longest to blow-dry her too. (again, all that floof)
The blow-drying really floofed her coat up, and afterwards, when viewed from above, she looked like a thought bubble.
Once everyone was clean, they cuddled close in their warm bed with fresh-from-the-dryer blankets and heating pad, and dozed off for the rest of the afternoon.
They woke up screaming for their dinner. I put out the wet food, and in the feeding frenzy, everyone got filthy again.
Kittens can't stay clean for long.
I'm sorry I don't have more pictures to share. When bathing kittens, you have to move fast. You want them to be dry and warm as soon as possible, so I didn't want to pause for pics, and slow down the process.
Ms Pearla was kind enough to pose for a quick pic. Thank you, Pearla. Even wet, you're pretty dang cute.