Monday, June 09, 2008

Water babies



Dolly and Molly are my first experiences with Maine Coon mixes, and I have discovered a couple of unique characteristics. They're very people oriented, and very gentle and cuddly when they aren't too involved with playing. They have huge, soft feet that are black on the bottom, and very soft claws that you don't notice at all if you keep trimmed. They have cute little chirping voices, but these one don't use them very often. I'll take that as a compliment. No need to speak up if you are already getting everything you need. And they love water.

The only time I had to give Dolly a bath (because she had stepped in some liquid stool), not only did she not struggle, but she hunkered down in the sink, quite happy in the water. And last night I took a bath for the first time with this group (no comments- I usually shower) and it was quite entertaining to have all the gray fuzzies, but especially the girls, lined up on the tub. I wasn't too concerned when they kept pawing the water, but if I got too close to the edge of the tub they tried to climb onto me, and that made me a little nervous. No dunkings when I got out of the tub, so I figured I was home free.

Not. Molly saw the water going down the drain, and had to get in to explore. There was probably four inches of water, so she just got her legs and belly wet, then jumped out in surprise. I started to chase her down to dry her off, but decided a naked woman running around a well lit house with no curtains at night might be too much for the neighbors to deal with. So I got to mop the floor as well as the kitty after I got dressed.

Good thing they're so darn cute. And Molly's fur is awfully soft after her impromptu bath.

3 comments:

Quasi said...

Those little ones are extremely cute. But...bathing? No self-respecting cat should permit that!

-d ma said...

my friend A-'s cat Maribou is a mancun. such a pretty cat but the most tempermental animal i've ever encountered... the kitties are very cute...

celloluv said...

My 14 year old Maine Coon, probably mixed, cuddled up with me this morning. I really had to get out of bed but the loud purring and snuggling made it difficult. Of course I found that she may have been trying to be sure that I ignored the attempts to break into the garbage for chicken bones. Or she could be celebrating that the dog will be at the groomers for 3 hours...Callie doesn't do water.