Friday, May 27, 2011

Reminiscence on Friday: The One About Hydrotherapy

This was originally published on Dec 26, 2006. We haven't had the hang of uploading photographs then so you won't get to see me wet. 

Burrr....I'm wet, and definitely shivering today. My Mama had this bright idea of giving me a bath today coz "Oohh..it's a bright sunny summer day. Let's give Angelina a bath," she said. Not that I mind the aromatherapy cum hydrotherapy services that she gave at the SPA (the kitchen sink, actually) but it's freezing outside and it's very very windy. I'm not even complaining about the massage she gave while lathering the aloe vera shampoo all over me but it will be ages before I get to lick my entire body dry.

You see, we cats have a reputation when it comes to cleanliness and hygienic practices. We like to groom ourselves at any time of the day, worse for my long-haired brethren, but we don't particularly like WATER! We belong to those expensive category of possessions that's labelled DRY CLEAN ONLY. Not that we need to be sent to the laundromat though...

I don't know about other cats but another of my pet peeves is nail clipping. I will claw, scratch and yowl my way out of such a situation. No manicure or pedicure for me...please!

The only area where Mama and I see eye to eye is the upkeep of my toilet. She's been very good at poo scooping, choosing the right litter material and knowing when to change it. You'll be amazed at the range of litter materials available nowadays but my Mama is an expert at choosing the right one for me. You want to know what we do if our toilets are dirty? We'll do the business elsewhere! Probably on the furniture. I know Mama had that problem with her other family. Heard that they vomit a lot too.
Oohh..my tail is still wet. Must lick it dry...lick it dry...lick it dry....meow!

26 comments:

Sandy said...

this gives me an idea, maybe i should try to invent cats dry cleaning system hmm...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Spoken like a true entrepreneur! purrr....meow!

Oskar said...

Dry cleaning cats, that's a new one. I realy would have enjoyed a picture of you all wet!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

The Island Cats said...

We've never had a bath...and hope we never do!

meowwmania said...

Angelina dah mandi yer...mangie nyee

Au and Target said...

Baths.... we hate them!

one of Fae's humans said...

mmmmm, the feel of warm water and the smell of soap....

i really don't get why cats dislike water so much. nail clipping i can understand i guess. :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Oskar dear,
We are also self cleaning....you know...all that licking oneself. Dogs don't do these things. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Island Cats,
Yess. Must resist. But these hoomans are strong! purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Kena paksalah! Tak suka tau! purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Au & Target,
Ditto. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Fae's human,
It's the loss of dignity. purrr....meow!

Fin said...

Thanks so much for your blogoversary wishes! It has been so nice to meet you!

Repositório said...

My babies hates bath!!!!!
Kisses

masterwordsmith said...

Dearie,

Please post the latest pics of Angelina as soon as possible. I am worried and wondering if she has lost weight and would love to see her. Am sure that with all the pampering she is getting, she looks even lovelier!!

Terima kasih!

Hugs

Tamago said...

My kids don't like bath at all. We decided it is too stressful for them so we give them just cat wipes now.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Fin dear,
The pleasure is ours too. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hie Marilia,
I know....all cats hate water but my vet(s) and my Mama don't think so. sigh.... purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
It's coming...it's coming....try to live with pawpawrazzi pawrents, OK? purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tamago-san,
May I come live with you? purrr....meow!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Welcome home Angelina. Bestnya dapat spa treatment, rest of the gang tak jeles ke.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

MKG,
Jealous? har har har ....everybody hates water so seeing me wet made somebody's day. purrr....meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

You may not like baths much, Angelina, but they're good for you and helps you get rid of germs and dead cells and dry hair. You'll be more beautiful than usual after a bath!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
Won't dry cleaning gets the same effects? purrr....meow!

Hafifi Hisham said...

yeah..lets do aerobic in water!! (owh man..i can't imagine cats doing aerobic in water..so cute...)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Abang Epi,
No...not aerobics in water. We only do synchronised swimming. har har har *evil laughs*