Wednesday, January 12, 2005

How To Wash A Cat

Via the Girl Genius mailing list:

Thoroughly clean the toilet.

Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet, and have both lids up. Find the cat, and soothe him while you carry him toward the bathroom. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet, and close both lids. The cat will self-agitate to make ample suds. (You may need to stand on the lid so that he cannot escape.) Never mind the noises that come from your toilet; the cat is actually enjoying this.

Do not get any part of your body too close to the edge, as his paws will be reaching out for anything that they can find. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "Power Wash & Rinse", which I have found to be quite effective.

Have someone open the door to the outside, and ensure that there are no people between the toilet and the outside door. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids. The now-clean cat will rocket out of the toilet and run outside, where he will dry himself.