Yah, dere’s da source o’yer clog, den…

Yah, Mrs. Lundegaard, dat’s why yer sink’s backin’ up, don’cha know — ya gotta big ol’ clog o’ cat hair down dere.  An’ it’s still in da shape udda cat, and lemmie tell’ya, dat’s da worst kinda clog dere is, you betcha…

Thanks, I was feeling a bit woebegone, there.

So don’cha forget da sink-strainer next time, Leslie.



  1. AWWWW…he’s kind of uncomftubuhls..

  2. Aww bubble kitteh!

  3. Kyootest bleening plumbin’ problem I evah had.

  4. Wow, he’s not even doing the standard kitteh toe splay of displeasure!

  5. BUBBLY TOES!!! 😀

  6. LadyDarya says:

    OMG, luv de kitty relaxing in the tub just laying there chillin out…. With widdle pink toesies popping out of the water…

  7. Now this is a mellow kitty who doesn’t actually seem too unhappy in the bath…

  8. OK, how much nip did they give that kitteh to make him enjoy him bath?

  9. cheesybird says:

    Soapy beans!!! I want to kees the soapy beans!!!

    *runs off before nuffing can begin*

  10. 260Oakley says:

    The Kitteh only looks relaxed ’cause he’s eye-balling the juicy veins on the exposed wrist.

  11. Aw, heehee. Kitteh don’t mind. I agree, Caitlin, the bubbly toes are the greatest. 🙂

  12. are you alright, Margie?

  13. Katrina says:

    Bubbley-toes, too!

  14. He looks like he’s enjoying his bath. Just relaxing, head held out of the world….no worries!

  15. I meant “head held out of the water”

  16. Gail (the first one) says:

    @260Oakley: LOL!!!

    This pic should carry a warning label, “DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME”!!!!

  17. *purrrgle*

  18. punkinberry says:

    They really do talk like that in central Minnesota. See also “spendy” and “hot dish”.

    [What, you mean like St. Cloud? Tho I suppose I do say “spendy” rather than “pricey” sometimes… – Ed.]

  19. Ahh, so peaceful…

  20. Ughgh…let the great Kitty Washing Debate 2008 start up again…

  21. metsakins says:

    That scene in no way resembles any of the cat washing and or flea dipping experiences that I have had. And I was instructed to do all of those actions by my vet. (Wanna see my scars?)

  22. BeanSidhe says:

    When did Marge Gunderson quit the force and become a plumber?
    And look at the belleh! It’s lethal!

  23. Kitteh should get one of those flotation pillows that wraps around the neck, and maybe a tiny inner tube. That way he can chill out in the water by himself all day.

  24. chanpon says:

    As someone who’s always bathed her cats, I can attest that this kitty looks calm and comfortable. Like it’s about to float away on a sea of clouds. *cue angels on harps*

  25. zeldapie says:

    Oh yah, you betcha dat’s a Minnesota plumber.
    Uff da! Dat’s one cute cat!

  26. Hon Glad says:

    Kitteh: “Wow Marge, dats feelin kinda good, now if’n you move a bit left, ahhh, that’s the spot; feels real… wuh, I think I am getting a…is the bed made Marge?

  27. Incorrigible.

  28. HelenWheels says:

    Then stop incorriging them. Heehee…

    [So you’ve read that JFK book, then? Profiles Incorrige? It’s on my list… – Ed.]

  29. Oh what could be cuter than those pink toes covered in bubbles!!!!

  30. lymerae says:

    It’s as simple as something
    that nobody knows
    that her eyes are as big
    as her bubbly toes…

  31. The cat thinks: “Yeeessss, I have lulled you into complacency with my calm outward demeanor, but tonight, tonight you must sleep….”

  32. HOW!?????

    My cat virtually maims me if I try bathe him in the kitchen sink!


    At least in the bath tub he can rebel without me running danger of, well… dying.

    So however you managed to get this cat to RECLINE (!) in the water – has off to you!!!!

  33. As a cat rescuer of many years standing, I have always made it a practice to bath them when iI get them home – then I feed them wtih something really delicious. They are so happy to connect the food with the bath, that they don’t usually kick up a fuss.

    BUT, I always put down a towel in the bath so they do not slip on the bottom. I use Neem shampoo – it really does make a difference to their attitude because with ordinary anti-flea shampoos, I think their skin is irritated, whereas they r-e-l-a-x when the Neem comes into contact with the fur and skin.

    I use the hand shower running slowly to wet and then rinse them.

    Funnily, the part they don’t like is being wrapped in a towel and being rubbed (gently) dry.

    This is where I have to watch out for being scratched.

    I only bath them when the weather is really hot – it cools them down and I then brush them well afterwards which they love.

    They get catnip and other food treats to make it a positive experience.

    But I have to say that this kitty is really special!

  34. Awww… love how this kitty looks as happy and relaxed as a person in a nice warm bath. Adorable!

    Does it appease the nuffers from the last “kitteh in water” post. 😛

  35. riolinda says:

    Bubbly toes are the best! now I understand that Jack Johson song! ha! This kitty looks like my Gizmo, but much calmer. 🙂

  36. Awwww… How Tweet…
    Those little jellybean toesies are just asking to be kissed…

    Just adorable.

  37. OMG! The hovertext! NTMTOM you kill me!

  38. Hrbls!

  39. Whrbls??

  40. plaidshirt pyrate says:

    …where the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.

    /loves me some Prairie Home Companion.

  41. Thrbls!

  42. Well, try not to strbls.

  43. This looks like a really sweet kitten.

  44. Paunchie says:

    Well there’s yer problem, right there!

  45. Erebella says:

    Ah, Young Frankenstein reference! I love Theo and Mike! Would you like a roll in the hay?

    [Sorry, too busy puttin’ on the RHIHHHHHHHHGHTZZ. Oopa doobah! – Ed.]

  46. punkinberry says:

    I was thinking more Brainerd than St. Cloud. St. Cloud is where you go shopping from Brainerd, unless you want something really special and have to head to the Cities…

  47. Oooh, I’m *special* then!

  48. Erebella says:

    What hump?

  49. momof2kitties says:

    My Georgie has never minded a bath and in fact will demand that the bathroom sink be filled to his specifications for splashing and wading. We think he may be part otter.

  50. momof2kitties says:

    …and people in northern michigan talk like that too doncha’ know.

  51. Patty P says:

    This entry and the comments made me laugh more than any other! The Minnosota accent I know from talking to my sister (from Texas) who lives outside Minneapolis now. Yah, she’s trying not to talk like that now, doncha know!

    @260Oakley – LOL! Exactly!

    @Gail – I do the same for any task my cat considers distasteful. He knows that when we are done, he gets his fave treat – Healthy Choice Turkey (no nitrate) lunchmeat. He gets a tidbit after taking medicine, claws trimmed and so on. Also, I take the time to show my cat what’s about to happen. He may not like what’s coming, and even may try to avoid it, but he knows the quicker he gets through it, the sooner he gets his reward. We taught him the word “ham” and he knows that’s his reward. (He switched form liking the ham lunchment to the turkey, but we kept the word.) Just saying the word causes his head to snap around so fast to look at me I think his head’s gonna come off. But if I say it, I have to give him some, so I use it responsibly, snicker!

    @kasia – Trim his claws before the bath. Use very sharp nail clippers and just cut the tips off. He won’t be able to climb you. You can even do it a day in advance. Always reward him with a treat after you are done with clipping or the bath, even if he was a pain. If he’s got any brain at all, he’ll eventually figure out that getting over quick gets him the treat faster. Also, talking gently to them, from the point you first pick them up, then as you work helps. When they aren’t clawing or biting you, tell them they are being sooo good. You may already know all this, just a suggestion. Your video made me wince more than once. Ouch!!! :-O

    LOLOL at the Hrbls exchange!!!!

    Try not to strbls!

  52. yankeebird says:

    Sorry to thread hijack, but I’m going to ask for some good thoughts here.

    My mom’s Pom/American Eskimo mix died Monday morning (age 16).

    She just called me – the vet thinks one of her other two dogs has cancer. She’s taking her in for an ultrasound this afternoon. If it is cancer, it would likely be very advanced as there were a lot of things on the X-rays that looked suspicious.

    She hasn’t even begun to deal with the grief of losing her first dog, and then to be told she might lose her second…. it’s just too much for her. Compounding it, this dog is a rescue from a cruelty case and has had a really hard life, and after several years has just started now to make some real progress. It’s just not fair for it to happen like this.

    Can y’all keep my mom’s dog (and my mom) in your prayers/thoughts?

  53. punkinberry says:

    Are you also on sale, Theo? 😛

    [LOL! I guess that would make me a Blue Light Special. D’oh… – Ed.]

  54. Erebella says:

    I will sure do that, Yankeebird. Please keep us informed.

  55. warrior rabbit says:

    Kitteh Day Spa — first a soak, then a mud bath, later a little massage…Mmmmm.

  56. i love Fargo. i love even more when Minnesotans protest they don’t talk like that…all with that peculiar accent.

    at least you guys don’t say “y’all” in every sentence.

    *lives in South Texas*

  57. Theresa says:

    Sven & Ole lost their jobs and went on unemployment. Asked his occupation, Ole said, “Panty Stitcher. I sew the elastic onto ladies cotton panties.” The clerk looked up panty stitcher and found it classified as unskilled labor, so she gave him $300 a week unemployment pay.
    Sven was asked his occupation.”Diesel fitter” he replied. Since diesel fitter was a skilled job, the clerk gave Sven $600 a week. When Ole found out he was furious. He stormed back into the office to find out why his friend was collecting double his pay. The clerk explained, “Panty stichers are unskilled and diesel fitters are skilled labor.” “What skill?” yelled Ole. “I sew the elastic on the panties, Sven puts them over his head and says, Yah, diesel fitter!”

  58. binky-mama says:

    Ooooh Yahhhhh??

    I love Fargo! Cute kitteh too…(boops belleh)

  59. ButtaRumCake says:

    LOL @ Theresa! OMG! I truly guffawed at that joke! LMAO!!!

    (Thanks, Theresa, for the belly-laugh in the middle of a wildly vicious day *sigh*)

  60. anomalous4 says:

    i can has fishz NOM NOM NOM mai feets? den i NOM NOM NOM fishz lolololol

  61. Punkinberry — are ya sure that’s not a Bimidji accent yer hearin’ dere?

    Yankeebird — all good thoughts to your mom!!

  62. Theresa says:

    Thanks, ButtaRumCake! It’s a classic “Ole and Sven” joke– Ole’s wife is Lena. 😉

    Lena was competing in the Sons of Norway Swim Meet and she came in last place in the hundred-yard breast stroke and she said to the judges, “Oh say, I don’t vant to complain, but I tink those other two girls were using der arms”!

  63. Natalie says:

    Purr-molive. You’re soaking in it. 😛

  64. He’s all, mmmh warm water and suds what’s not to love? Prrr.

  65. Daphne Moss says:

    Thanks for the great advice! I’m one who hates the pictures of suffering cats in the bath, and this is a welcome change.
    Keeping kitteh’s head dry, loving attitude…so nice!

  66. I looks so calm and relaxed? Where are the claws, thrashing, water splashing everywhere, and flesh wounds?

    [I think they’ve just finished washing all that off… – Ed.]

  67. carp! *it* looks so calm and relaxed!

  68. Furbabies says:

    Dats one sweet kitty there, ya sure you betcha!

  69. Furbabies says:


  70. sunnymum says:

    How delightful to see a cat in a bath that’s not objecting to the maximum and does not have those huge sad or mad eyes! This is awesome! Whosalilwaterbebeh? You are!Yesh you are!
    Ahem, forgive the babble.

  71. gravyboat says:

    “Oooooooh, yeah. Now wash behind the ears. Yeahhhh, that’s the stuff. Prepare my robe and slippers.”

  72. Why do so many people bathe kittens? I just don’t get it.

  73. Caitlin says:

    Really? Did I just hear the name Bemidji? Doesn’t come up too often in these parts– I only know it because my uncle lives there. 🙂

    …last Christmas, the aunt & cousins were explaining to us all about tater tot hot dish. Yeeeeah.

  74. Gail (the first one) says:

    @Theresa: Keeling me again!!

    Dere’s a lot of the “Ya Hey” talk in Wisconsin, too. Apropos of nothing…..Didja know that in Milwaukee, a drinking fountain is called a “bubbler”??

  75. Gail (the first one) says:

    @yankeebird: My “kids” and I send you and your mom hugs and snorgles….I am afraid my doggeh might have cancer, too, but I just haven’t worked up the nerve to take him to the vet…

  76. NutherDeb says:

    @yankeebird: you and your mom have my thoughts, prayers and many hugs.

  77. I think this post should be classified as “The More You Know” (esp. for us non-Murricans.)

  78. Patty P says:

    @meadowgirl: As a native born Texican, I am obliged to continue use the word “y’all”! It is the polite method for southern speakers to employ when indicating the plural of “you” as they are speaking. Too often, one sees it in movies (especially those made in the 50’s and 60’s) used in place of all forms of “you”, including the singular.

    *back to our regularly scheduled cute*

  79. Love the capshunz!! I live in Minnesota, dontcha know.



  80. Theresa says:

    @Gail(TFO) They call it that in Boston, too, except they say “Bubblah.”

    Not to be confused with bubbeleh, which is something else altogether.

  81. browngrl says:

    My condolences to yankeebird’s mom on the loss of her dog and my best wishes for the other sick one

  82. yankeebird says:

    Thanks, you wonderful peeps. I haven’t heard anything yet – I’m guessing she didn’t get the results last night and it’s still early where she is.

    Gail (the first), I’ll keep you in thoughts/prayers as well. Please take your pup in ASAP… the sooner it’s caught (if there is anything to catch), the more likely they can treat it.

  83. Regarding bathing cats – I forgot to mention that apart from using Neem shampoo, that I don’t just rub in the shampoo: I actually massage them quite firmly – maybe this is also what helps them to relax.

    Many cats have a favourite spot they like to have stroked, so this is where I start.

    Then I concentrate on keeping a positive image in my mind that the cat will enjoy the bath. I realise that I talk slowly and in a slightly deeper voice to them, all the time praising them for being so co-operative, and telling them that they are going to look, and smell, and feel totally gorgeous because of the bath (like Cesar Milan’s ‘leader of the pack’ attitude towards dogs he is working with).

    Check out his website: http://www.cesarmillaninc.com/

    When I am finished I always thank them for being patient and willing to be bathed. (Even if they were not!)

    Maybe this sounds odd but I have found that over time, the baths are shorter and less hassled because they feel assured.

    Initially, the bathroom and I were always totally soaked. Now it is just one towel.

  84. I was all splody from seeing this little kitn all calm in the water, wif him bubblegum jellybean toesies all covered wif bubbles, and then the attack of the hovertext reinforcing the text.

  85. Gail (the first one) says:

    @Theresa: Hee-hee! So they PAHK the CAH in HAHVAHD YAHD to get a drink from the BUBBLAH???

    @yankeebird: Thanks so much. Don’t forget to tell us how things go with your mom’s dog.

  86. OMG he looks so calm XD
    Wish all kittehs were that calm in da water.