Ever try to give a cat a bath? My sister, Krissy, did one time with disastrous results. Maybe if she would have watched the YouTube video I ran across on Facebook tonight, she might have had more positive results.
Cole and Marmalade are a cute pair of cats who appear on Facebook. Their human, Chris, posted a how-to video loaded with tips on the best method to give a cat a bath. I'm not sure all his tips would work, though.
I had gone with a friend on a day trip in early May. We were on the hunt for quilting fabric and plants. We'd been gone from home only about 45 minutes when I got a call from Krissy wanting to know if she could rinse her mouth out with peroxide. My question was: Why do you need to rinse your mouth with peroxide? Her answer came out garbled. I thought it was my phone/hearing. I had to ask three times and finally understood her to say: Frosty scratched my tongue.
"How did that happen?"
"I was giving the cat a bath."
I told her to rinse with salt water and hung up. Georgia and I laughed about the incident and continued on our way. When I got home about 4 p.m., I had forgotten about the phone call. I sat at my computer, turned it on, loaded up my program, and then remembered.
"Oh, hey, let me see where Frosty scratched your tongue." I was glad I was sitting on the couch. We took off for the urgent care clinic. Krissy's 'scratch' was a rip that required five stitches.
Poor Krissy. I laughed at her, the nurses laughed, and the doctor asked the nurse if there was any cat gut in the suture room. For the next six years when prompted, "Hey, Krissy, tell them what happens when you give a cat a bath," her good-humored response was always, "You get to go to the ER." Krissy had the tendency to open her mouth and stick her tongue out when concentrating on a task, a genetic inheritance/habit picked up from our father. Krissy never attempted to give another cat a bath.
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