At Melvin and Stephanie's request, I demonstrated the fine art of bathing a reluctant kitty during my visit to see Bombay and Bangles last week.
Here are Melvin's shots of me soaping up and scrubbing down a very squirmy Bangles.
Step 1: Hold the cat securely in front of you and pour warm water all over his body carefully, but quickly, taking care to avoid his ears and face
Tip: If the cat begins to fuss, hold him firmly by the scruff of his neck
Step 4: Rinse again to make sure all the suds have been washed out for he will be giving himself a good lickin' all over
Tip: Dry him with a towel and make sure that the fan and air-conditioner have been switched off. You don't want him catching a chill
And here is Melvin's first attempt at bathing a cat. And Bombay is it.
Tip: Choking the cat will never help. It will remember. So will its claws
Photos courtesy of Melvin & Stephanie