19 January 2010

Tanya the Terrible

It is bathing time.

Of all the cats, Tanya does not like to be disturbed and is the most snappy.

Though she had three operations to fix her face and a broken leg, her first vet said she is pretty like a poster girl. And EJ bet Tanya knows it as she is surly, grouchy and obnoxious.

She demands for her food and will call non-stop, not loud and crude but in the most lady-like way. Her calls are even more insistent when her toilet trays are soiled. EJ has to drop whatever that moment and attend to her demands.

When it comes to her bathing time, it is almost like war. Luckily Tanya does not bite or scratch. She hisses, wails and protests very loudly, making her housemates wide eyed in horror and scurrying, thinking in their little brains that she is being horribly tortured.

EJ uses two towels in double layer to wipe Tanya dry and by now her anger is at its height. She would be twisting and kicking; and kicked a hole in one of the towels.

She would put on her most angry and sourpuss face when being blown dry in the cage.

When her fur is dried, Tanya is loving and purred non-stop while being combed. But not too long or she will start snapping.

Ugghh! Tanya is obnoxious...endearingly obnoxious!



Yes some cats just hate water! My
unhappy bather is Daisy, she puts
up a fuss, loud meows, fighting and
almost biting. But is happy also
after the bath! :)

AL said...

Hi Tanya, good for you. I bet you smell very good! Prudence doesn't like water as well as with Muning, they bite! Ouch!

Boo-Bah said...

I think most cats hate water. I did have a cat that is no longer living, that loved showers. Anytime he heard the shower going he would jump in. He absolutely loved water.
Do you get scratched or bitten when giving a bath?


Gattina said...

I never gave a bath to cats, because our vets say that it is not good for them. It destroys the grease in the fur which protects them. I have to brush Kim's long hairs but it is impossible ! she wouldn't even let me approach ! We have to catch her and I have to go to a cat groomer there she helds still and says nothing ! She can brush her and she would even purr ! with us it's worse than war, lol !

katztales said...

Oh boy that sounds tough! But 3 operations? poor girl!

Cindy said...

Sounds like you had a hard day! Love the pictures.

Sammy and Andy said...

Tanya, you are totally adorable!!!!!

Irishcoda said...

Ah poor Tanya but at least you don't seem to bite or scratch! None of us beans can bathe our kitties because they *do* bite and scratch!

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

Our cats hate water too. I never bath my cats. They can do it by themself and needs no help and they never smell bad. Here the vets say it is not good for the cats to have a bath.
I comb them sometimes and they get their medicine against fleas.
If I would try to bath Luzie I think she would kill me....

We love Luna said...

Hmmm I need to confess that I'm always afraid of water as well.What a story, hope everything is okay now.
Purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

lupie said...

Hehehehe ... I hate bathing too!! Just like a cat!

Ginger said...

Out of about 10 cats I've had since age 12, only one liked baths. Fluffy Marie LOVED baths and blow-drying.