Cute Overload :D
I wish this week/bath was over and we could all enjoy the weekend. Hold on tight!
John K. and Nikita K., brillo submission! :) Beautiful photos from H.Y.C.!
I can almost hear a purr coming from the last pic.
This cat has such an expressive face!!
Definitely cute or sad.
holy moly, i just had the biggest spaz attack from this one!!! I AM HAVING A CUTE OVERLOAD!!!! AHHHH!!!!!
2. Uber-f%*&ing adorable
3. Cute but kind of creepy
4. HOMYGOD THAT’S TERRIFYING
and so on…
that’s a mellow cat haha musta been use to baths since a kitten
good ole kitty :)
kitty has such expressive eyes! i am laughing in the office & people think I’m even weirder now
super cute ears
i never wash my cats. am i missing something here? is that supposed to happen?
OMG! That looks just like my cat when it is bath time
The definition of “Nyerrrrhe”!
Very forgiving kitty!!! Awwww
what the :( This strikes me as the “cute but sad” portion of our week.
HE DON’T WANT NO TUBS.
this was such a cute to sad scrolldown. cats don’t need to be bathed, and pictures of the terror in their eyes as it happens is so not cute.
i must concur with LO
true, it’s sad, but sometimes you have to bathe them! it gets rid of excess hair (otherwise mine throws up hairballs way too often) and makes their hair extra soft. for several weeks! plus they smell nice.
Eau Mon Dieu!!!!
FANTASTIC! He’s so droopy! It’s like Photo Bonus Friday all in one über-entry!
(Lola — this cat did need the bath, for some kind of skin condition.)
And by the way? FIRST POST. Nyahh.
Awesome! I love the little open-mouth kitty panic with big wide eyes.
Actually according N.Y.C. (the cat’s owner), the cat has some sort of skin disease. So, it needs a special bath in order to get better.
AWWWWWWW POOR KITTY!! lol! Zee kitty is so cute though!!!! <3<3 ^_^ *huggles zee cute kitty :3*
to Sandra K.
yes my vet recommends to either bring the cat to the groomer’s once every month, or try washing her myself.
Although cats can clean themselves sufficiently, brushing them frequently, and bathing them does, like sunnykat says, get rid of the excess hair, hairball issues; too much hair in the digestion system is not exactly great for them; and plus the groomer or you can be in touch of what’s going on in your cat’s body,…
you’ll be able to see any oddities of your cat’s health such as ticks, fleas, bumps that may suggest cancer or skin issues, ear infections etc
According to the kitty’s photo album, he had a skin disease…poor kitty, i hope he wasn’t too itchy.
Where’s the terrifying “Psycho” music when you need it. Those eyes, THOSE EYES!!
Eee! I posted this a while back, I’m so glad to see it got submitted and made it. I love Milk!
I think that last face is the grudge face. That cat is completely filing this incident away in his mental files. Human’s got something unpleasant coming, soon.
Is the cat peeing in the penultimate photo? A lot of cats will involuntarily pee when they’re scared or upset.
And yes, that last picture isn’t contentment, it’s “I’ll get you for this! Mark my meows!”
I’m thinkin’ kitty’s maybe been declawed, or else you wear long sleeves. (Or armor, if you’ve got it). Very pretty kitty– he looks like a sweetie. (I hope I’m wrong, and he’s just exceptionally docile and has a very tidy manicure.)
That is the most pitiful thing I’ve ever seen – I got teary eyed…poor kitty. :(
This is so freakin’ HIGHlarious I couldn’t stop laughing at my desk! And he looks so relieved that it’s over. What a little booboo!
Poor witty. This is one of the saddest but funniest series of photos I have ever seen.
ok, if a cat needs a bath for a skin condition, who am i to argue. but i still have to say that traumatized kitty eyes are too sad. and not cute. p.s. sunnykat there are these rubber brushes that are really effective for eliminating tons of excess hair which might help. my cats can’t get enough either – they love it.
So close to a Cats ‘n’ Racks entry… yet so far.
I’m not going to get in the “cute or sad” or “baths: evil torture” discussions, which are doing great without my input.
I’m just here to say this cat is a “scottish fold”, which, added to the fact that he is a yellow tabby, makes him the Greatest.Cat.In.The.Universe.
peace out, y’all
Nope, this kitty isn’t declawed. In the full set, you can see all 10 claws, out and fierce. He’s just apparently well used to being handled.
My boy cat, Nemo, would be like that (though we’ve never had to bathe him). He never, ever, EVER scratches or bites, even when you accidently hurt him (like clipping the claws and getting a little too close to the nerve) — he struggles a bit, but no claws or teeth.
nothing funnier than a wet cat!
for proof of his claws. That is one well-behaved cat.
you beat me to that comment, SuperEdo! :) nyu! >^._.^<
I’ve had to wash my cat 2 times. Once, when she knocked over a bowl of raw chicken breasts, splattering raw chicken juice all over herself. And once when she got motor oil on her self from underneath the car. Her yowling during the bath haunts my nightmares, and she made sure that the experience was 10 times worse for me than it was for her. The claws…The claws…
Poor kitty! I I wanna lick those big beautiful eyes!
“The royal pussy is clean, your highness.”
/Coming to America ref.
Re: declawing– thanks for posting the link. I’m very glad to see kitty’s toesies are intact. That officially makes him one of the most well behaved kitties in the world, as he is clearly not enjoying himself. (But I have to say, it’s pretty funny, even though I do feel bad for the guy.) Kitty cat bathtime is usually not fun for anyone involved, but they’re sooo funny looking when they’re wet!
We bathe our cats about once a month. Aside from the excess hair, they seem to get oily. (They are indoor kitties, so don’t have the bonus of bushes to help them shed – and they hate brushes) If you have someone in the house who is allergic to kitties like we do, bathing them helps out a lot with that. People who are allergic are actually allergic to kitty saliva – which is all over their fur from them cleaning themselves!
Now…one of my kitties will tolerate being washed, but she hates being dried. My siamese sounds like he’s being killed (although he doesn’t struggle too much), but loves to be dried. Go figure!
As for this kitty – he’s so cute! I love the ears on a Scottish Fold – and his eyes remind me of “Puss N Boots” from Shrek2!
Oh. Oh. Oh!!! What is there to say? This is the ultimate.
One of my cats fell into a mud puddle once and had to be washed. He looked so pathetic and adorable, and the other cat just snarked at him from the other corner of the bathroom.
the sequence of these photos is BRILLIANT.
Uhm. The sequence is pretty much defined by the bathing process… I mean, you can hardly dry a kitty *before* you dunk him.
hooray! these are great pics.
boo! I just remembered I need to give my cat her semi-annual bath.
HEY! this kitty looks like the cat-in-boot from Shrek 2! sooooooo cute. i knew this kitty looked familiar!
The pupils! Gigantic!
poor baby. his eyes look so terrified. and then in the last one he looks hella mad
CATS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE BATHED – so this attempt to get cute pictures is just darn right cruel.
Tigger, you beat me to that comment about puss n boot. ;) Lola O: thanks for the rubber brush advice, i was actually going to switch my current wire brush to something that feels less rough, though my kitty seems to love it nonetheless. we’ll give the rubber ones a try!
I know lots of people have given legitimate reasons why cats should be washed, but honestly I think it’s so unfair. Our cats don’t have problems with hairballs and we’ve never washed them. I also suspect cats hate the smell of our idea of being clean, they probably prefer their own kitty smell. I’d never put my cat through that kind of stress… And if someone’s allergic to cats, why have one?!
Guys. The cat had a skin allergy, and the vet recommended bathing. No one is being cruel to the cat in question. In some of the pictures in the full set, you can see he has some sores as a result of the allergy; clearly the owner is trying to help the poor thing.
Of course we shouldn’t be bathing cats every week. An occasional bath is not going to hurt a cat, and is not being cruel to the creature. I love cats. I have two of my own. I don’t have to bathe them because they are indoor cats and also because they keep each other groomed. But I’m aware that there are times bathing might be neccesary.
Oi, drama. Let’s look at how adorable and beautiful Milk is :)
I’d say that having a skin condition, or ticks, or anything else that can be painful to a kitty, is a good reason to give him or her a bath. This cat has a skin condition. He’s being given a medicated bath.
ooh myyy!!! pooooooooawwr theeeng!!! He looks SO catatonic with loathing… and sighing with relief and cuddling delight in the last one… reminds me of my own rosita when she fell headlong in the bathub. ^_^ another kitty of mine wanted to follow me in the shower, though… I thought they were auto-cleansing…
Cute kitty, he really does remind me of Puss in Boots in Shrek.
Its water! I have never understood why a cat will sleep in a sink under a dripping faucet, will slap his paw on the water in his bowl, will shark around the bath tub when I am taking a bath but acts as though I am the devil for getting him wet. PEOPLE REMEMBER: ITS ONLY WATER and kitty is over-reacting and just enjoy the pictures.
Oh, poor kitty! It’s wet, but it’s quick.
My mother and I had to bath the family cat years ago because he was allergic to fleas and had managed to catch a few. Bruce was not happy with it, but he didn’t fight. Just stood stiff legged in the tub. Actually, I think he liked the “after” because his skin felt good afterward. Bruce just did not like getting wet and looking funny.
As to cats not liking baths- some do. Some cats even like to swim. Just depends on the cat.
I think it’s irresponsible of an owner to not bath their cat if it’s in his best interest and for his health. This cat has a skin disease. Not bathing him when it is necessary for his health would be the same as not giving him medicine when he needs it. Some times being a responsible pet owner means doing things the animal and you don’t necessarly enjoy doing, much the same as with being a parent.
bathing a cat is not some form of cruelty people and trust me it hurts me more than them, i don’t have claws and powerful hind legs. kitties get feeelthy sometimes or haqve skin conditions or major flea probs, just a fact of life. this kitty is very beautiful and i imagine she’s chanting some sort of mantra between images 7-10 just to get through to the end.
I’m sorry, but who are these morons saying cats are not supposed to be bathed? My dad is a vet and so is my brother. I’ve had cats all my life.
Cats CAN’T stay TOTALLY clean if you don’t wash them. They CAN’T. And sometimes they’re really dirty and need to be washed. And guess what? They RELISH in the fact they’re clean. They do seem to thank you afterwards.
Cats LOVE being clean. Put this info in your little heads before trying to sound so self-righteous, “oh my God that is soooo cruel”. That is not cruel.
Sorry about the tone, but I had to let that out. Can’t stand people who say shit about things they know nothing about.
Damn strait Sylvia. Cats are the opposite of dogs in that respect. That cat has wonderful facial expressions. I’m going to go spray a cat-friend with a hose.
OMG! Those EYES! They most be photshoped! Poor kitty. But I have heard of cats that require a bath once in awhile (motor oil stains are the worse!). And yes, some cats even like water, I know tigers do.
Sometimes it amazes me what people will latch onto, in the absence of actual controversy. Other times, it doesn’t.
Theo, the internets and all things on them are serious business!
By the way, you actually had me cracking up with the sheepish/goatish comments on the next entry up :) Nice.
Frick! It looks so shock… funny. : )
Not the least bit cute.
Didya all see the photoset of Milk playing ball? Much less controversial. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyc/sets/72057594096029113/
fine. this cat has a skin issue and thus needs to be cleaned. but it is still terrifying for the cat. and NOT cute but sad to watch.
some of the pics in the last month+ are definitely not cute. and really disappointing on this site.
-and just because someone is a vet doesn’t mean they are the be all end all of knowlege and authority. all cats have to be cleaned? right. without us, like all the other creatures on this planet, they’d wither away into horrible messes.
Anybody else feel like singing some Kinks, all of a sudden?
“…where they drink champagne and it tastes just like Coca-Cola…”
Oh, lola. It’s not cute to you, it is cute to me. Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe.
I should shut up, I know I should. But just because an animal is equipped to clean itself naturally doesn’t mean it has already evolved to clean itself against human pollutants.
That cat is not traumatized. It’s getting a bath. It doesn’t love it, but it isn’t scarred for life, I’m pretty sure. The pictures are cute to me. Please don’t decide for anyone but yourself what is cute and what isn’t, thanks.
Abazoe — I dunno for sure, but I think the overpowering peach tone in that Flikr set is bound to whip the masses into a frenzy.
Oh, no. Oh, Theo, no! Now that’s in my head forever and ever. . . even the pictures of Milk aren’t enough to dislodge it! Help!
I am the earworm.
I am the walrus.
Sweet Christ, the Japanese are at it again!
It’s not terrifying for a cat who is bathed regularly enough to realize that it’s a short experience and nothing to be scared of.
As for allergies and why get a cat? I had two cats for 3 years BEFORE I had any allergic symptoms to them, but when I did, they were fierce enough to almost warrant hospitalization a few times. So- kitties got bathed once a month. I also got allergy shots and despite my allergists concerns that my cat allergy was “too strong” they have worked beautifully. My cats are now 7 and 6, get bathed once a month (a few days before their monthly flea medications) and it’s a great way for me to see if one has gained or lost weight, keep track of moles or odd bumps, and dare I say bond with each one.
They don’t just stand there- no, but they don’t fight either. Bathing a cat isn’t always necessary, but some cats and some people warrant it. If the cat is healthy, clean, and happy- what’s the problem?
Why do there always have to be a couple of jerks who declare the post “OMG sooooo not cute!!!11one” Other people like it, not everything here has to be tailored to your tastes.
Good for you, agony, for doing what it took to keep your cats. I know it’s not always possible, but it’s impressive when people really do as much as they can to fufill the committment they made when they adopted their animal :)
I hated to be bathed when I was a kid. And guess what, my parents bathed me anyways. Does that mean my parents were cruel to me?
My kitten loves water! I actually freaked out the first time I was showering and had a psychotic kitten jumping in and out of the shower with me. I’m used to it now, but I do warn guests to make sure she’s locked out if they’re going to shower!
As for this kitty, well, he seems to not be enjoying himself, exactly, but he doesn’t look like he’s giving his people the hell that often accompanies feline bathing :-) Definitely cute! I love the massive eyes!
Awww! His eyes are all huge and whatnot.
all for a longer, healthier, happier life~
hehe abazoe, thanks for the link! those are such a cute set too~
just fyi TheIdleReceptionist, hehe the owner’s a Taiwanese hehe
the wash cat thing…
just want to add again, (my pet education 2c) too much hair inside their digestion system isn’t really good for them, and well that’s why they spit hairballs, but some cats can’t seem to spit out the hairballs sufficiently or eject them :3 perhaps also because some cats have been so domesticated or overbred, they have lost their natural wild abilities and born with some lacking abilities…
def exposing kittens when they are old enough yet still young will help them get use to the water if they aren’t already hydrophilic :)
check with your vet bout your cat; but definitely keeping your cat regularly groomed, either brushed or bathed, (of course all up to personal judgements, and how much you want to expose/teach your kitty) will keep you in touch of any early problems that may arise
keeping in touch w/ ur kitty i found is especially helpful in detecting early cancer and preventing any sadness in the too near future :)
i Also think meg’s photo sequence and the eclectic choice of photos from the photo stream was a brilliant stroke of editing genius :)
The last pic looks like a combination of relief/plotting its revenge.
Guys, it’s water. Water isn’t going to kill a cat.
Well, I for one was disappointed .. first picture, cat; second, cat’s terrified face; third, cat’s terrified face closer; fourth, cat’s terrified face right up against the camera lens .. I hoped the fifth picture would be inside the cat’s mouth, but instead we switched to a paw view. Boh!
Is it just me… or is that a fairly larger than normal sized cat?!
I could almost hear the showdown theme in the first pic. *weowweowwow… wa wa wa*
I was told there would be no water involved in this procedure!
ah! it’s another one of those bug-eyed earless freak cats! NOT CUTE!!!
(runs shrieking from the screen)
Cute to sad indeed! Im tearing up, the EYES! SO BIG!
HERE COME THE WARM JETS loff yirpal MtM
in the next to last one is the girl brecking ‘its’ arm/reg l y p mtm
I was lookin’ at the 2nd and 3rd pics and all I could think was “Puss in Boots!!” So cute!
I dunno in the other one did she wash sadly ‘orange ripple’ in the commode.. ypmtm
The coolest ears EVER. I have yet to see a cat with ears like those.
SITZ BATH IN THE CHEAP BLUE TUB< THEN 'Rinsing" by flushing the por orangol' in the porcelain recepticle.. aka commode
Am I the only one impressed with the high quality of those pictures?
God DAMN that must have been a fat email.
OMG I looked at this while I was at work and burst out laughing in the middle of a phone call. That has got to be one of the most adorable cats on EARTH.
Besides by baby boy of course ;-), who has always struggled but never ever clawed when I gave him a bath.
For the record…if he’s traumatized he sure doesn’t show it. He cuddles with me immeadiatly after a bath and he goes into the bathroom and teeters on the edge of the tub when I shower…and he willingly dunks himself in the toilet to drink some water (odd cat… he always has plenty of water in his dish).
Great, great photography too. I was wowed. What catches!
Ya know, the more I look at that first photo of the cat looking at the pan of water and the water all over the floor, the more I think that is the *final* photo. The one take after the cat was all dry again and the humans hadn’t a chance to wipe up the splashes.
The attitude of the cat back says “Next time, Waterpan, I shall be ready! I shall win!”
Why do people insist on giving cats baths?
Yea, the high quality of these pictures is stunning. Now I want to go out and buy a new spiffy camera. What a beautiful cat! A Scottish Fold, I think? He/she’s got the ears. But boy, does that cat look pissed. And pissing, possibly, in one of the last shots. Poor thing. I want to snorgle it all better.
Its cute but a bit creepy…
Awe! Such a cute kitty with such big beautiful eyes!
I think my next cat will have to be a Scottish Fold just for those awesome eyes.
Totally awesome series of cat bathing shots! Tells the story from beginning to end! My fave though of all these is the eyes closed one…Just Great!
The eyes look so photoshopped to me, expeically in #4 and #6.
Other than that, Wet kitty! I love it.
I agree completely- those eyes are Ay-May-Zing!
Amanda- do you actually read the other posts or do you just like to repeat the same thing over and over so you can see your name in print being pompous? The cat needed the bath because of a SKIN CONDITION.
Before they invented those drops that you put on the back of a cat’s neck, you had to either dust the cat with pyrethrin and bomb the house with Siphotrol or bathe the cat in flea dip and bomb the house in Siphotrol.
I had, at one point, five cats. I did not have Advantage or Program. I had flea shampoo. My elderly cat could not groom her back near her tail, so believe you me, she was grateful when bathtime was over. She hated bathtime for the most part, but one summer, she had such itchy skin, she actually purred in the bath.
What those photos show is a swift and well-done cat bath. She had a helper to assist in controlling Milk, and he appears none the worse for the wear.
Cats are very good at drama – oh, the yelling and yowling and mewing and growling. But once they are dry and fluffy, they waltz around, tails aloft like, “I hope you enchoyed da show. I think my performance was Maaaahvelous!”
Washing is good to improve the skin condition … Would have thought vets or whoever invents the treatments might have thought of something that doesn’t involve dunking kitties in water though!
We’ve never washed our cats and never will … Lol our cats are outdoor cats aswell but they don’t seem to get dirty much. Anyway they’re moggies and not inbred so capable of cleaning themselves quite nicely.
I used to bathe my cats. If you start young they are pretty good. My cat would act terribly hurt during and leap for any opening. He once leapt over the shower curtain without touching it. I would give them their bath after shedding their garments and never ever got a scratch until after i had to bathe my totally freaked out neurotic cat. That was not fun. Ah the smell of wet fur in the morning it smells of..prolly a scented gift in your shoe later.
oopps that is shedding my garments. Doh. The cats had no garments.
Bathing cats does not hurt them just gives them something to be upset about.
If bathing Milk keeps him this beautiful, I say, keep at it! He may not like the sensation of water on his skin, but it’s like anything else you have to do for a cat, like putting drops in its ears, that they don’t necessarily appreciate but that its human knows has to be done.
Ohhh so bwediful!
This cats eyes are unreal. If I didn’t know better, I would think that they were bathing a stuffed animal.
The looks on the cat’s face go from sheer horror…to damp resignation…to a squinty desire for revenge. Fabulous. The fourth photo down is priceless.
Grrrreat photo sequence (purrrrrr)…
Man, and i thought the 100+ posts would be all about the amazing photo quality, the color composition, and the adorableness of Scottish Folds. Glad to see at least some of them were. Many of my dogs looked just as pathetic and nervy during baths, but I don’t hear anyone defending them!!!
I’m strangely allergic to flea collars (even when *I’m* not wearing it ;-), and as a college student couldn’t afford the then prices of topical flea applications, so as a courtesy to cats and cat-allergic guests, bathing it was, once a month, vacuuming bi-weekly and even more obsessive litter box duty. Cats got used to it. Milk probably will too, and never underestimate the drama of a Fold’s already-humongous eyes.
SAD was six two-week-old kittens who were being literally sucked dry by the 200 or so fleas per tiny body. Baths and hand-picking were a less sad alternative. Z’matter of fact, my college kitties might have been from that litter . . .
The Cat Herder
hehe well worded, cats really do love to perform drama, that Is SO True :)
ElfOwl, I agree– People really do need to focus more on the cuteness factor. It pretty much doesn’t matter what situation a Foldie is in, he’s going to be adorrrable.
Those eyes! I’m sorry, but they look a little too big to be believable. Is there no possibility they’ve been photoshopped in some way?
That is SOOO cute.
When my old cat was unwell (we were told by the vet she was dying for about 5 years, she’d get ill then you’d give her “human tuna” and she’d be fine) but towards the end she couldn’t wash herself any more and I’d have to bath her. Which I did very sucessfully in the kitchen sink, cause she was small and old and couldn’t fight back.
When I got my new cat I noticed some fleas on him and I thought that washing him would be just as easy. But he was 1 year old and a big strong boy. Long story short I still have a scar.
Bathing a cat doesn’t hurt it, and there are a number of reasons why a cat might need a bath.
My cats get monthly baths with wheatgrass shampoo and conditioner. To prevent hairballs, to keep their skin soft (it’s superdry where I live) and to keep allergens at bay.
Neither of them is declawed. I don’t normally wear long sleeves. They get their Mani-pedi before the bath, and they’ve also gotten accustomed to regular bathing since they were quite young. They don’t mind it. I have a hard time keeping one of my cats out of the bathtub.
In other news, does anyone think this cat looks *exactly* like a naked Puss in Boots from Shrek2?
OH, THE DRAMA. IT MAKES MY HEAD HURT.
So if your cat was itching violently all over because of a skin condition, you wouldn’t bath him to relieve his discomfort?
Why can’t we just ALL GET ALONG. Simple as that.
I doubt the eyes are photoshopped. I’ve seen plenty of cats with eyes like these. Usually purebreds of some sort. Humans don’t NEED baths either, for what it’s worth. Just because some cats don’t like being bathed does not mean it’s cruel. Most cats don’t like being pilled either. Sometimes it’s necessary.
i love the second pic – i keep on looking at it! you all are right – definitely puss in books in shrek 2!!!
That last photo in the Flickr series, with Milk bundled up in the towel, is just awwwwwsome! He might be the most stunning kitty I’ve ever seen! (And in the other photos, he doesn’t look especially like he’s fighting the bath, the look on his face looks more “OK, let’s get this over with” than “I’m going to scrape your face off” to me.)
I can totally feel that kitty’s pain… poor thing.
Beautiful vibrant color and markings! I’ve never seen a cat that orange. I wish I could take pics like this. And it’s another Scottish Fold (sp?) Saw my first here on CO a few weeks ago. They’re so cool!
As far as the “cat bath debate”— It’s up to the owner of the pussy whether to wash it or not. sheesh!
wow i didnt think cute pics of a clean cat can bring in so much controversy!i mean its a bath not a torture chamber!!tell me whts worse getting a cat clean and see it terrified/suffered for 10 mins or not getting it clean and let it go about dirty and get risk of being infected and suffer for life???i know its sounds beyond but its just my opinion.but to think of it itll look cute when its dried up.all puffy and fluffy!
I, for one, welcome our new cat-shampooing overlords.
and am willing to toil in their underground sugar mines
Theo – I lurve you.
that cat is so beautiful! aww. poor skin-diseased baby.
I’ll agree that cat’s shouldn’t be bathed as a matter of course, but sometimes they need it for medical reasons.
I brought home a little, white kitten once, from the school where I was teaching. Some boys had caught it and were trying to dye it orange with their breakfast drink. The principal dealt with the boys, but the only way to get the drink and the resulting ants off the kitty was a good bathing. He was so pathetic that yes, it was cute. Now he’s a full grown (fixed) tom, pure white, and regularly gets his tummy rubbed by my Mom.
Our place cat has also had a few baths in his life. Once he knocked one of those melted wax tarts all over himself (and I had it set where he shouldn’t have been able to get to it too). That time the bath didn’t help, and he ended up losing some fur to the clippers. The other time he was way too curious while my husband was in the bathroom…
The moral of my stories, sometimes you just *have* to bathe a cat.
perhaps meg can rename this website as cuteoverload MD for all the knowledgeable pet owners ard hehe :) I for one really have learned quite a lot of stuff bout pets at CO
and sometime’s it’s not too bad to read about the controversy so we can all read bout the diff takes and feel we are making the better judgement or not,
but course the cute reactions should probably come first in the comments hehe :]
this site has def inspired me to keep up photo memory collections~ thanks CO!
too freaking cute! that’s one docile cat. my Cory would turn into a raging Cuisanart if we tried to give him a bath! Claws of fury!
You can tell we’re all pet lovers from all the sympathy for this kitty. But honestly, it’s not torture. there’s a million worse things, Right?. Kitties can be unhappy for 20 mintues for the sake of their health. What’s bad is the kitties with horrible fleas who live on the street and never get washed.
A friend told me once that she had to bathe her cat because kitty had halitosis! The usual feline self-cleaning spread the stinkiness from breath to fur.
This kitty looks so resigned! But then it’s all “mmm, towel.”
KITTENS DO NOT LIKE WATER! the only time the kitten is happy is when she is being dried off! i cant believe who ever did that!
Kitty “Master” — read first, then write.
AWW!! Look at the lil’ big eyes! Wait…. did that make sense?
“It’s up to the owner of the pussy whether to wash it or not.”
Carlisa, you are my hero. You should stitch that on a pillow.
And seriously people, you should take a good look at animals that really *have* been abused before you start spouting off.
It’s water – and besides, the cat will have forgotten about it 2 minutes later. Just show it something shiny.
Now heres torture:
Just so every body who voted for “Ying Yang Kittens” heres the real deal:
Another torture pic:
That’s too cute! Poor kitty has the biggest most expressive eyes too…awww.
Anie, we got the point.
Miglet—— Thanks for the suggestion! maybe I can get Martha to help market it, LOL
MAN! Tons of comments on this one! First off, grrrreaaaat photo quality! Props to the foetog! Second, beauuuutiful cat! Those eyes are soooooo expressive! (I know, too many exclamation points, sorry, and extra letters in the words, I know, it’s an effect, roll with it). I haven’t read aaallll the posts but it sounds like people are whining about the poooor kitty getting a bath! Jesus Squeezus! Buck Up Whiners! His people love him. Its for his own cleanlines and such and, dear God! Why do such inane discussions arise from a kitty gettin a bath. Stupid whiners. CUTE KITTY! That’s whats important!
Awww… Bless her heart… Poor kitty :( The pics are cute but, at the same time, I feel EVER so sorry for her. She looks SO happy in the last photo, though.
The cat isnt declawed, why would someone suggest that? Doi.
awesome camerawork, poor kitty!
That is the most beautiful kitty I have ever seen. I want him soooo bad. and Im a dog person.
Wait — who’s Thea??
…and here’s a postscript for those who thought kitty’s eyes were too big (or ears too small) not to be photoshopped:
(Thank you, Mister Sheep.)
Cats (and dogs) don’t like having their teeth brushes either, but it’s really not cruel and it’s for the best.
Some cats need baths. If your’s don’t, that’s fine, but what works for one doesn’t work for all.
This is terrible! Look at the way they’re “torturing” this poor kitty. It’s obvious it was premeditated,too. Why LOOK!….shampoo and conditioner sitting right beside the torture chamber, with caps off. And that evil grin on that girls face right before she tried to break the cat’s arm! I can tell she dried him off and went back to do it over to that poor thing. Someone needs to turn here in to the authorities, asap, before she washes another cat!
wash the cat… so easy and funny! :)
omg that was so funny notice how the eyes get huge from fright i guess lol that is funny
Wait — who’s Thea??:
Thea is her:
Posted by: Thea | Apr 14, 2006 at 01:40 PM
Read the comment, kid.
OK, how many people does it take to bathe a cat? Count the arms. Answer: several.
Oh thank you. I never would have bothered to FER FOOKS SAKE CAN YOU PLEASE JUST GET THE STINKIN JOKE YOU RUBBER PUTZ-WHIPPER?? JEEEEZUS RISEN FROM THE DEAD ON EASTER SUNDAY, people….
Heehee. Happy Easter to you too, Theo! :-P
ElfOwl — I’m better now.
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I absolutely adore this cat! I’m a college guy, and i’ve gotten extremely attached to my outdoor kitties lately, since they’re easier to have than dogs. (i found them as strays, a few years old- there was no way i was taking their happy outside world from them) Milk reminds me of Buster, even bigger than milk (about 22 pounds, actually), with the same looong tail and brilliant soft orange fur, with similar markings. The other cat, Sue, is just a fatter version of Buster. But anyways, Milk is waaaay cuter than either of them, and i am in love with those eyes! the second picture is certainly my favorite, and the photography is amazing as well! kudos the owners for caring well for the kitty, and loving it too! …is it weird for a 19 year old guy to like the cute cat?
Years ago I worked at a pet store. One day a very well-dressed woman came in with two BEAUTIFUL 6-month-old perfectly matched chocolate-point Siamese–littermates. She handed them to us and said, “I don’t want them anymore. They have fleas.”
We were happy to accept the donation, but as animal care head, it was my job to give the cats baths, as they did have fleas. They were, in fact, absolutely crawling with them. (Kinda makes you wonder about their owner, who plainly had lots of $$ to spend on her own clothing.)
So I gave them baths in our big ol’ sink. They didn’t like it, and neither did I, particularly–they were yowling and they let me have it with the claws a few times, and yes, I do still have the scars, 21 years later. But it didn’t harm them (aside from their dignity, and fortunately that was temporary), and they were gorgeous afterwards. I also think they were relieved to be rid of the fleas.
And we sold them soon thereafter to someone who bought them both and gave them a good home. So–happy ending!
Oh My God~! This has to be one of the CUTEST little kitty I’ve ever seen!! I want him now! What a beautiful little tabby, it makes me weep..
Holy Dialup McDisastersons! I was dying to show my niece and nephling the cute bunny pictures on CO, for Easter, ya know, but this soggy cat sequence ate up alllll the bandwidth on grandma’s AOL dialup connection. Kept timing out. No bunnies. Too sad.
Suggestion …. thumbnails for Biggie McHugersons multiphoto entries? Pweeze?
this is the most adorable cat!! his eyes are so big, he’s like the real life puss and boots from shrek 2! too cute!!
My cat would absolutely destroy me if I got him anywhere near water. That is a very well-behaved cat. Do Scottish Folds have those huge round eyes? That’s freaky-looking.
OMG, so cute!!!
awwwww, theo, thea got the drop on YOU and disappeared! whatcha gonna do?
I did? Where’d I go?
(I did think Thea’s comment was clever, straight out of The Good the Bad and the Ugly; I was just the latecomer to the party, so I let it pass. Then there was a troll… and then there wasn’t.)
Wait, I didn’t understand that right. Anyway… hi Ariel. It’s Monday. Steer clear of the ass coffee.
Aw, people who get uptight about giving cats a bath are just … well … uptight! Little kids don’t always like getting baths, either, but we don’t let our babies run around all stinky and poopy, do we? Well, maybe you do. But cats deserve better. ;-)
Poor Cat! :( I don’t understand why you should wash your cat. Our cat was never washed in her whole life and she is very clean and smells even good. Really, really poor cat!
I sereously think you should take a cat a bath, they can stink up places sometimes.
Sorry, spelled name wrong!!
You can link to these at http://files.kavefish.com/pictures/collections/cat_bath/_index-list.html
These are great!
Ooh, action shot:
:S I don’t think cats should be washed unless it’s really necessary. (as in, they get dirty with oily, or smelly stuff, or whatever!) But once a month?! To make it smell GOOD?! We should not judge our pets by human standards!
You can’t compare them to babies, or any other pet. They’re not like humans, not like dogs.
Cats are very clean animals, and they care for their own hygiene.
I’ve had 6 cats and every vet I’ve been to always told me to brush them frequently, but not to wash-it’s really not necessary and it makes the cat nervous.
I had once a cat who didn’t know how to clean himself. He was a rescued cat, well indeed it was not completely rescued: he only went down from the roofs to get his meals and some love, and when it was too mucho, he just jumped back to his beloved slates.
The vet told us that probably he was separated from his mom too early. He gave us some “tricks” to try to teach him to groom himself, like putting some butter or mayonaisse or olive oil on his paws so he will start licking and start from there. But there was no result.
As he was, of course, completely outdoor, and with a very long hair, it was a terrible infection hazzard.
So, we had to bath him every now and then. We tried with an expensive cat shampoo, but he hated the smell; we ended up bathing him using a cheap apple-scented human shampoo the vet said it was okey and the poor kitten liked.
About 25-50% of these pictures, should be categorize as animal abuse. I am always amazed at the lack of senstivity by humans. How can anyone think a cat getting a bath with sad frustraded eyes, and humans contorting the cats body, is remotely cute. Animals startled and possibly tortured into being on it’s hind legs and front paws in the air, is cute!!! No, it is FEAR, and fear is not cute!!!!
Lessons for humans:
1) cats do not need baths, especially kitties, their mothers clean them thoroughly. But again people are self absorbed, selfish and like to remove kittens from their mothers before they are even 8 wks.
2)Cats goom themselves about 10 times a day. Even if they go out side and get muddy.
3) Hair ball solution, brush your catthey love it…
4) Hair ball solution #2, leave olive oil or vegtable oil out all the time, helps with digestion, they love it, litter pan movements are easier, surprisingly, also good for fur.
5) animals forced and contorted into human clothing, is not cute or funny.
6) look at your animals eyes and facial expressions sometimes… their emotional state is obvious.
I feel very sorry for this cat… I dont know why people do think that cats need to be washed, they are different from dogs!
This is absolutely unnatural, cats usually hate water (of course there are always some exceptions), but in general: Washing cats is cruelty to animals and in NO WAY cute! Even if you dont think so, you can see in the panic in the cats eyes…
Lura, Franz — This cat needs to be bathed because of a skin condition. Would you rather let it suffer from that than from a brief bath? No? Then please stop being stupid.
Cats dont like water..GRRR….hey thats my kity you stole it lol awww kitty kitty kitty I love kittys
That kitty is soo cute. I’ve wanted one like that but i cant find any. Ur so lucky.
I read the point about the bad skin condition and that it needs to be bathed, i understand this. I really dont want to judge you, but for me the point is, that you list these pictures under the topic of cuteness. So – anyway – you have fun with these pictures, though they show your cat in total panic. The suffering of a cat – for me in No way cute, in no way a nice picture story. At least you should be honest to your own opinion – if you do feel sorry for the bathing: Why took a camera to the bathroom to make pictures….
omg…such big eyes and tiny ears
oh my god what are you doing to the cat your well tite you tite ass its not cute and its not funny
It look like the kitty doesn’t want a bath! But he/she is sure enjoying the rub down!
that is the single cruelest thing i have ever seen. shame on you ‘cat lover’
Count yourself lucky, then, Rachel. You’ve had a singularly sheltered upbringing.
thats so mean. you know that if u wash ur cat they get very sick from being to cold and die
It’s true that most cats hate water. However, there are some breeds that love to play in it and will even splash in their water dishes. I’m thinking specifically of the Maine Coon.
When I rescued my kitty from a gas station parking lot, she got a bath as she was covered in motor oil and dirt. In her two years she has received two baths, both necessary. Guess what? She’s not scarred for life, and I may even give her another bath someday! I don’t consider myself, a huge cat lover, to be abusing my cat.
As for the hairballs, she is a half Maine Coon–hates to be brushed even more than she hates to be bathed. She thinks I’m trying to kill her if I try to give hairball meds so I highly doubt she’d go for olive oil!
Chill out everyone. Check out the PETA website for a reality check on animal abuse, not CO.
THIS IS SOOOO NOT CUTE!!!!
THE CAT LOOKS SO MISERABLE!
THIS IS SO CRUEL
Those pictures are SO adorbale! What kind of camera do you have?
my ‘norwegian forest cat’ (very similar to maine coon) also loves water. both my kitties insist on being in the bathroom whenever i shower. one sits and sleeps in between the liner and shower curtain on the edge of the bath, and the other jumps in to splash around as soon as i am out. they love to be around all types of water, some cats just like it! but yes, some hate it, but to say baths should be avoided for ALL cats is a little extreme and quite judgemental. animals, like humans, are all different and we don’t know everything about the personalities of other peoples’ cats. and the whining is just annoying. the owners of this beautiful cat obviously have tons of love for their pets. do not judge from a series of 10 pictures, that you know everything about the cat or its humans. things aren’t always just black and white, and to automatically assume one extreme position based on NO true knowledge of the situation is just juvenile.
This is another one of my favorites. You can tell that the owners of this kitty have the bathing down to a science and a routine. Kitty doesn’t like it, no, but looks more resigned than any of mine have ever looked under the same circumstances.
I have a deal with my cats. I don’t wash them if they keep clean. If they need a bath, they get one. Amongst the four of them I think they have had a total of about five baths (one is fastidious and has NEVER needed one) in their lives with me. In each case, it was necessitated by illness or (yuk) incontinence or both (big tough orange kitty pees all over himself when forced to go to the vet…)
Don’t put the kittypie in the wattypotty! No no no! Kittytums don’t like bathypoos! Dry kittens for the win!
That has to be the prettiest kitty Ive ever seen. What kind of cat is it? I really want to get one just like him. Please get back to me.
Since when does scared=cute?