Persian kitten waiting to be blow-dried

I get to groom this adorable kitten every month. Seeing her is such a joy.  She is from Dearheart Persians, home of the Silver Chinchillas who star in Fancy Feast commercials. She is related to cat royalty, ha ha!

What a sweetheart.  To see her is to love her.

Bigsweeteyes Bambiwaitingforherblowdry

Giving a cat a bath in a tub. Wash, dry, strut.

I see Belle every week. We share a bond of trust.

I trust her not to hurt me with her kitty weapons (teeth and claws). She trusts me not to hurt her, even when I do things she doesn’t like (claw trims!).

Cats all over the world are shedding gobs of dead fur, as the days lengthen and summer approaches.  That means it’s BATH TIME!  Whoo hoo!

I bathed Belle in her parent’s great big tub, using the gentlest cat shampoo I could find.  Then I towel dried Belle, giving her a vigorous massage at the same time.  Next, she rested in the Drying Spa, where I served a snack of Fancy Feast. Finally, she had her “blow out” with my high-velocity dryer.  The dryer gets rid of left-over dead fur. Believe me, even after a bath there’s dead fur hanging on by a thread.  (The fur is now nestled in my throat.)

Gettingreadyforbath
Almost bath time.
Checkingoutdryingspa
Checking out the drying spa.
Tailintub
Into the warm, soapy water Belle goes, tail first.
Towelingoffwethead
On my lap, rub down & massage with thick, fluffy towels.
Dryingspawithsnack
In the roomy drying spa with Fancy Feast snack.
Walkingaroundafterbath
Strutting around, proud to be fresh and cleanPostbathstroll
I’m so pretty, oh so pretty . . .