Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

You Will Be Washed!

by walksoftly

IMG_3354The other night, Mac was in one of the kitty beds on the human’s bed. She’d already had great fun chasing her tail and flipping on her back and tossing toys in the air like a river otter playing with a stone.  The Big Guy came up for a visit with the human. After getting the proper number of pets and kisses, he sauntered over and jumped into the kitty bed with the reclining Merkitty, who’d mellowed out and was behaving herself. IMG_3355For some reason, he got it in his head that she needed a bath. He flopped on top of her (mind you, he weighs at least twice what she does) and held her down with those big Caesar paws. Not surprisingly, the Merkitty objected and those wickedly sharp scimitars and teeth appeared and she started pressing the Big Guy back.

That didn’t stop him for long. He just wrapped his forepaws around her tighter than before and started trying to wash the gyrating body beneath him. That caused the Merkitty to fight even harder. Her victory was short lived.
IMG_3356Just like the Borg, resistance is futile when Caesar decides you need bathing.  Whether from fatigue or resignation, she finally surrendered and got a good tongue-washing.IMG_3357

(c) Copyright 2016, PeggyMalnati. All rights reserved. Photos my own.

 

 

 

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4 Comments to “You Will Be Washed!”

  1. For me, there are few things more beautiful than a mother cat washing her kittens.

    • walksoftly says:

      Only problem is, Caesar is a male and isn’t biologically related to the others. He just has a really well developed “maternal” instinct — more so than most mother cats, who are wonderful until kittens get to a couple of months in age and then want to be done with all this mothering stuff.

  2. Wow. Does he often do this?

  3. walksoftly says:

    Daily. And he has spit that acts like cement, so the other cats walk around with these stiff “cowlicks” that stand up at odd angles because of course he does not wash them in the direction their hair grows — at least not always. Caesar’s also the house peacemaker. If another cat is upset with the human or a member of the clan, he’s always right in the middle of things trying to calm everyone down and get things back to normal. His foster mom, Kim said he’d do that to all the other cats she was fostering, and also the cats at the shelter/rescue group. He’s just a really rare kind of kitty.

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