Monday, June 23, 2014

Another Day, Another Bath, and Then Another Bath

Oh, these filthy, tiny, adorable beasts!  I do a warm water wipe-off after they eat, but with their dining habits combined with diarrhea,  frequent bathing is essential.   Believe me, I wish I didn't have to do it, but it was time (again).

I always wash the dirtiest kitten first,  and of course, that was Maeve. Dip, scrub, rinse, dry, then back into the carrier she went, and out came Delphine for her bath.

Dip, scrub, rinse, dry, then back into the carrier she went, and when I grabbed Evie, I discovered she had some fresh poo on her hindquarters. Then I peeked inside the carrier , and yep, there was a puddle in the back corner and those kittens I just cleaned were no longer clean.

So we started all over again.

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30 comments:

  1. Awww, those poor babies. Is the runny poo because they're learning to eat new food?

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    1. Usually it's related to food, but it's hard to know for sure. We're trying to get to the bottom of it. No pun intended.

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  2. Look at those tiny, enormous ears! And Maeve's chin glonked over your hand in pic 3. Also, love the manicure.

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  3. Also: I believe Evie is considering writing a very strongly worded letter to the management about all this.

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  4. My husband is in love with Delphine. I don't think Zoubi would share him, however.

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  5. Oh those messy babies! Those messy, wet, adorable messy babies! I cannot get enough of them! I just want to snorgle those belly spots and those overly-cute Yoda faces! Did I mention messy?

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  6. Maybe you just scared the poo right outta them?

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  7. You're a saint and they are little angels.

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  8. I didn't appreciate how tiny they are. Seeing them rest in your palms puts everything into perspective.

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  9. Almost makes you wish you could put tiny little diapers on them! Wouldn't help with their little piggy dining habits though.

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    1. I wish I could put diapers on mine, and they are 9 years old!

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    2. Me too, FoPo! I have an 18 yr old and an 11 yr old with issues.

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  10. Good thing they seem to tolerate the bathing...They do look rather adorable all wrapped up.

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  11. On the positive side, they may be more receptive to baths in their forever home! It's a huge help for people with allergies but most cats will not tolerate it at all unless they start as kittens. Add it to your resume, kittens!

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    1. That's a very good point! Half my family (including me) are somewhat allergic to cats. We'd definitely be more inclined to adopt a kitty that we could bathe regularly. That's exactly how we manage our dogs and dog allergies. Plus, when the pet is relaxed, a bath can actually be a pleasant owner-pet interaction.

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    2. We started bathing ours fairly regularly as kittens and they tolerated them fairly well as adults. We're more lax about it these days, but it did really help to be able to bathe them without chaos when needed.

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  12. Oh those adorable messy little things! They must be made that cute so you don't mind doing things like bathing poo off of them day after day!

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  13. Even wet and messy they are sweet little charmers :) The last picture is totally uber cute!!

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  14. Oh my, they are so gorgeous! Hope their runny poops get sorted out & it's nothing serious! x

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  15. Hmmm... Maybe they just really like the spa days! Sweet little girls...

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  16. wait for it....speckled belly shot!! You are so loving and patient. Bless you.

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  17. Oh, kittens, what messy creatures you can be!

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  18. When I had my kittens, many years ago, I don't remember having to wash them like you do. I used baby wipes or a wash cloth.

    What are you feeding them ?

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    1. I usually bathe our fosters once when they first move in if needed, and that's it. I'd prefer not to give them baths, but wiping them down isn't enough to get them clean.

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  19. That spotted belly is going to kill me.

    K from MN

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  20. I am wondering if you might share your kitten bathing technique?? Thanks so much!

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