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So...where do I start?
Well, lets start with tonight was bathtime. Kokka's first bath at our home...
So Greg greases up Hibou and I get her bathed...no problems, she puts up with the whole ordeal quite stoicly...now comes Kokka's turn...
I put her in the bath with Hibou, which just pissed her off. So hand off Hibou to greg and the waiting towel...now concentrate on Kokka...

screams of death echoing against the glass doors
furious paddling and splashing in the water trying to escape
knocking the body wash into the bath water
trying to stand on the bath sponge to escape the water
holding onto the tap with all her claws and might (not sure how exactly she thought this would help her)
trying to climb the glass doors
which resulted in her sliding back down and landing under the water
coming back up sputtering and coughing


16 sctratches and claw marks later...6 of them bleeding profusely,I finally took pity on her and hander her off to Greg.

That was an interesting bath time to say the least!
 

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Wow Cleo and Polar did not do that when they had their first bath with me.
Cleo did cut me though the first time andmonths later put my camera in the sink.
Maybe you should have used the sink.
Sorry you got shredded.
Wrinkles screams also.
 

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Poor Kokka! great story!! Hopefully she will become easier as time goes by!
 
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Really, I'm not laughing ... I promise. *snort* Much. :Wink:

Poor Kokka and poor you. Here;s hoping it becomes less traumatic for the both of you. :)
 

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That sounds like bathtime at my house. Deep slash marks on my arms/shoulders/chest. Death screams--thanks God it isn't with all of them. I have found that for those cats, I fill a bucket with water and put it in the tub along with a bath scrubbie and a small bowl. I get the bath scrubby all sudsed up and have it waiting in the small bowl. I put the bath mat or a towel on the empty bathtub floor. I grease the cat up with coconut oil then transfer him to the empty tub on the nonslippery mat or towel. I then use the already sudsy scrubbie...suds him up all over, then a small amount of water dipped from the bucket to rinse. Then squirt some Dawn dish soap on the wet cat and pretend I am giving a massage--all the while cooing and telling him how beautiful he is. Then when everything's been soaped up really well, I dip more water from the bucket and pour it slowly over his back--by this time he is trying to escape, so when he stands up against the tub I splash another bowl of water down his belly. I do the face after he's wrapped up in the towel on my lap. I have found it to be far less painful for me, and generally just less of a trauma. You might want to try it with Kokka.
 

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So...where do I start?
Well, lets start with tonight was bathtime. Kokka's first bath at our home...
So Greg greases up Hibou and I get her bathed...no problems, she puts up with the whole ordeal quite stoicly...now comes Kokka's turn...
I put her in the bath with Hibou, which just pissed her off. So hand off Hibou to greg and the waiting towel...now concentrate on Kokka...

screams of death echoing against the glass doors
furious paddling and splashing in the water trying to escape
knocking the body wash into the bath water
trying to stand on the bath sponge to escape the water
holding onto the tap with all her claws and might (not sure how exactly she thought this would help her)
trying to climb the glass doors
which resulted in her sliding back down and landing under the water
coming back up sputtering and coughing


16 sctratches and claw marks later...6 of them bleeding profusely,I finally took pity on her and hander her off to Greg.

That was an interesting bath time to say the least!
Wow! Are you sure you were not bathing Gummi? You described it to a T!:LOL:
 
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Wow!! That sounds like quite an experience.

I was worried about that happening here, but so far, Mimsy doesn't mind too much; he is nowhere near as happy of a bather as portrayed by some of those Sphynx cats in the youtube videos that I saw, lol, but he does allow me to wash him. He just walks around the tub crying and looking at me, as if to say: "please save me from this wetness."

Meanwhile, my furry cat Gimli just stares and says to himself: "better him than me."
 
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WOW!! lol I'm sorry that I find amusement in your bathtime experience with kokka. However, hopefully with time she will get better. Again, I'm so thankful Snuffie is so tolerant with me and my antics of clothing her and grooming her.
 

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I'm not the least bit guilty of being glad that isn't me. Nope that would never happen. I wouldn't laugh either, wouldn't dream of it!

I distract Pedda during baths by shaking her can of Pounce. It does make her easier to handle cause she knows she'll be getting nummies soon.
 
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Gable and Amaryllis are good about baths. They do not enjoy them and would be more than happy if we would not make them stay in thee to get clean off but they tolerate. Neither has ever scratched or bitten. Sometimes I get that pitiful crying and carrying on but that is the worst of it. They enjoy after bath getting wrapped up and held in their towels that are always nicely warmed in the dryer.
 
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Gable and Amaryllis are good about baths. They do not enjoy them and would be more than happy if we would not make them stay in thee to get clean off but they tolerate. Neither has ever scratched or bitten. Sometimes I get that pitiful crying and carrying on but that is the worst of it. They enjoy after bath getting wrapped up and held in their towels that are always nicely warmed in the dryer.

Yeah, Hibou is pretty much the same...tolerates it. But that is about it.
I'm sure Kokka will get bettwe, I will try Suzi's suggestion next time, cause both cats play in the empty bathtub all the time.

And not to worry, you are all meant to be laughing at me...this was hillarious! Painful, but hillarious non the less.
 
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Wow!! That sounds like quite an experience.
Meanwhile, my furry cat Gimli just stares and says to himself: "better him than me."
Sayuri (blind white DSH kitty I adopted from a shelter) sits on the edge of the sink when Alice gets a bath and I think she's thinking the same thing. :BigSmile::BigSmile:
 
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I just showed my boyfriend a video of a sphynx getting a bath and he about lost it :LOL:

Then he said, "You aren't going to be able to wash that pig in the sink, she's too fat!"

Right now Lexi gets referred to as "the pig" and the "fat bat"
Little does he know he will soon be in love with her! Two days until I get her, Three until she's home.
 

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After the first time my hubby and I bathed Gollum we learned that good prep work and another set of hands on standby was very helpful. We found that a shower in the kitchen sink worked fairly well. We also faced them away from us so they were back to as we scrubbed just in case they wanted out. But boy a wet, slippery Sphynx can be very strong and persistent when they've had enough of tub time. Luckily with time they all got so used to it that they would just sit there.
 

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I just showed my boyfriend a video of a sphynx getting a bath and he about lost it :LOL:

Then he said, "You aren't going to be able to wash that pig in the sink, she's too fat!"

Right now Lexi gets referred to as "the pig" and the "fat bat"
Little does he know he will soon be in love with her! Two days until I get her, Three until she's home.
Tell your BF that calling Lexi a pig and a fat bat will not win him any Sphynx brownie points with her. He'll be sorry when she snubs him and decides to cuddle with you instead. :Wink:
 

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I'm right there with you. There has got to be an easier way. I think I'll call the paramedics and tell them to park an ambulance outside my house during bath time.
 
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