I woke up yesterday morning realllly not wanting to do kitten baths (I’d done Moop, Millie and Calais Saturday morning), and ended up doing six of them so that I don’t have to do any baths this morning. From here on out I’ll split the kittens into two groups and do baths in two days rather than three, especially since I can get 5 kittens wet, lathered and in the carrier (to wait for 10 minutes before rinsing) in about 10 minutes – so by the time I’ve finished wetting and lathering kitten #5, kitten #1 is ready to be rinsed. I wouldn’t say I’m a pro at this, but I’m getting pretty good. I’m getting tired of the baths and so are the kittens, though they’re putting up with it far better than you’d expect.
Hopefully we’re nearing the end of the tunnel with this stuff. The fur is growing back in all of the ringworm lesions (not as fast as I’d like, but I notice that I don’t really get a vote in this matter) and I’m scrubbing down the foster room 2 – 3 times a week (in addition to the baths) in hopes of eradicating that darn fungus. I’m so glad I had most of a gallon container of concentrated Rescue on hand before this all happened. I’m only now getting to the bottom of the bottle, and I use that stuff constantly – cleaning carriers, cleaning the bathroom after baths, cleaning the room, cleaning toys, mopping.
Did you know that Kara is our smallest cat? I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that before. At just over 7 pounds, she’s tiny; she’s all muscle. She tends to get a bit heavier in the winter (puts on 6 or 7 ounces) and then drops it when spring comes. (Frankie, who is our second-lightest cat, outweighs her by 2 pounds – and Newt is twice her weight!)
2017: I think Ressler’s brain melted.
2016: No entry.
2015: Zuke haz a skeptical.
2014: Sugarbutt, stomping in to see what’s going on.
2013: “Hodor!” he said triumphantly when he hit land, and claimed the little blue cat tree as his own.
2012: She just looked at me like “You see? You see what I put up with?”
2011: There are five of them, obviously.
2010: Okay, wait. Who is THAT?
2009: The True Bloods!
2008: Living dangerously.
2007: Mister Boogers is OBSESSED with being in the chicken yard.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.