The Bath Cat

cat bathing another cat
The Bath

Dickie insists on giving everyone a bath, whether they like it or not (though I think he prefers fur to skin since I don’t get regular baths, just nose licks from him).

Kelly loves her baths from Dickie, though it took him a while to win her over. She is affectionate and often rubs on the other cats, but she’s timid when approached by them. Dickie’s big personality and insistence that her face was dirty eventually became a comfort to her, and sometimes he gives her quite the thorough bath.

The two frequently share the library, and that mirror provides a wonderful backdrop for this photo where you can see two views of the same bath.

Bernadette

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6 thoughts on “The Bath Cat

  • September 12, 2010 at 11:30 am
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    Dickie simply has this sweet habit of trying to bathe everyone, and I’ve never had a cat like that. I have several siblings and their mother who bathe each other, but you kind of expect that. Those girls can really be *catty*, can’t they!

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  • September 12, 2010 at 5:07 am
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    How sweet that they give each other baths. I have never seen my two cats do this. I would be quite thrilled if they did. Though I think it’s my feisty female cat that keeps the once timid male at bay. Although, he is starting to assert his dominance, it’s more of a jealousy dominance to keep her away from me.

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  • September 11, 2010 at 8:42 am
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    I’m so glad it’s worked out this way–he was so timid and unhappy at first that he was actually struggling a UTI until I confined him for a while. This morning he’s running around the house with the kids!

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  • September 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm
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    what a sweet photo! so cute!

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  • September 9, 2010 at 1:10 pm
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    Kelly will certainly miss Dickie when he eventually goes home….

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  • September 9, 2010 at 10:17 am
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    That is a great picture. We don’t have a bath giver here with all the cats that we have here. Sometimes a brother will wash a brother or a sister but not all the time. That is really neat that
    Dickie does that. And it is nice to see it twice.

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