Today, Mingus smelled like a living version of his litterbox… ew.
Unfortunately, we needed to give him a bath.
Fortunately, B had the idea to “yeet” him into a tub full of soapy water and hold the curtains shut.
Unfortunately, Mingus hasn’t had a REAL bath since he was a kitten.
Fortunately, we’ve been using waterless shampoo to keep him looking and smelling fresh as a daisy.
Unfortunately, the litter caked onto the bottom of his paws required something more invasive.
Fortunately, he let me hold him and gently wet small parts of his body at a time.
Unfortunately, this didn’t last very long…
Fortunately, I was able to get him in the tub long enough to give him a quick scrub.
Unfortunately, he escaped once or twice.
Fortunately, the litter came off of his paws and he’s smelling so fresh and so clean (clean).
Unfortunately, he had quite the attitude after- though I guess I can’t blame him.
Finally, we’re all enjoying the rest of our Saturday a little more tired than we were before.
Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by.
HAHAHAHA! What a thing to give a bath to a cat … I’ve had to do that with The Adorable, Theodore .. well, just his backside …. and I commend you for your work! LOL. Great slice – love the fortunately unfortunately. 🙂
I love the cadence of this piece! It shows the humor and the difficulty of bathing a cat.
Thanks for sharing. I like this structure. I’ve done it with my students in the past, but this is a good reminder to try it again.
I loved reading this! The first time I gave the cat a bath was the last time.