Sunday, June 15, 2014

Easy Sunday, Interrupted


Stinky : Would you believe the Lady gave me a bath after feeding me my breakfast this morning? And it involved some wierd smelling stuff and water? Something about me having fleas, she said. AS IF! But she said I was a good boy and didn't try to kill her
I found some flea dirt on my desk Saturday night and went flea hunting. I found and killed several on Tutu. Beings she has close contact with Cosmo, Ling and Boomer, it meant ALL of them needed to be treated for fleas. Meow-Me, Coco and Felix were spared as they stay in a separate area. I assumed she must have gotten it from Stinky as he likes to sit by the main door
Tutu was the first to get a bath after Stinky. I chose her because I knew she would be quiet and not raise the alarm. And yup, she was quiet and cooperative  :)
Cosmo was next. He started off quiet then the crying began, followed by some determined maneuvers to get out of the shower. Sadly for him, Mommy has had lots of practice showering cats
Tutu : Gosh Cosmo, you look awful!
Then we had Boomer. Quite some bit of crying and very determined but unsuccessful moves to escape
Tutu : What's up with you boys? You look like something the cat dragged in. Oh wait. Something Mommy dragged in. Hahaha
I kept Ling for last because I knew the racket she would make (she didn't disappoint!). The neighbors must have thought I was trying to murder her!
Every cat got busy putting their furs back in order
And while they were busy grooming themselves, I started to think about the source of the fleas. True, I had initially assumed it was Stinky, beings he's an outdoor kitty (our TNR) but it was strange that only Tutu seemed to have the most fleas. Stinky only had 3 on him
After more thought on this, I believe the fleas came from the environment, possible an unhatched egg from the odd flea Whisky brought home that escaped our frequent vacuuming. It made sense because Tutu was sleeping where Whisky used to
We have treated the areas with Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) in addition to a more thorough vacuuming of the entire house. We hope this will be the last time we ever face a flea problem in the house
Boomer : Yeah, I hope so too. This shampoo smells YUCK
And now, Easy Sunday begins...

Boomer : Go away, Mommy
Ling : I can't even look at you, Mommy
I apologized to Stinky and gave him a lovely chicken jerky treat for wrongly accusing him. I think he's forgiven me  :) 
Stinky : You can accuse me again if you like but only if I get jerky treats after!
I will be following up with the flea bath with the Spot On treatment just to be sure. The kitties have all forgiven me and all is good in the House of Whisppy once again.

We hope your Sunday was a much better one for all of you!

33 comments:

The Island Cats said...

OMC! This is our worst nightmare. Now that the dad-guy has been hanging around some feral kitties and letting them crawl in his lap, we're so afraid he's gonna bring fleas home to us. We're purring he doesn't.

We're so sorry you guys had to go through baths and all this stuff. Yuck. But we hope those fleas are gonners now.

Brian said...

Dang, a group bath sure doesn't look like fun. I hope y'all feel better though!!!

Terri said...

We're glad the kitties are flea free and clean. They have earned their catnaps after that ordeal :)

Katie Isabella said...

Oh my goodness ME! Tutu, Boomie, Stinky, LImg, Cosmo! BUT it is all for the better JUST in case an egg got caught in YOUR furs too.

What good babies you are. xxoox

Katie Isabella said...

LING! Sorry Ling. Typo.

Austin Towers said...

It's a good job the mom person is very thorough!! Fleas cause quite a palaver don't they!!!! glad all furs are now clean and realigned :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

OMC, this is like something from a horror movie. For both cats and humans!

Molly The Wally said...

We agree water and furs do not mix. Drats that was not good. Happy Farther's day to your daddy and have a lovely serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

speedyrabbit said...

better a bath than lots of fleas,poor babies,xx Speedy

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh My we feel not just sorry for each kitty but for Mommie too! That was a lot of bathing!

Annie Bear said...

Wow, that's a lot of work bathing all those kitties. You must be strong to be able to contain Boomer. He looks like such a strong man-cat. Ling really does look miffed. I love Tutu's sleeping spot. I hope no more fleas invade your home ever again!

Georgia and Julie said...

Yikes!! A bath? With water?
Arrrrrghhhh!!! That is scary :o
Hope those fleas don't come back!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Murray's Mouth said...

Oh dear! That's not a good Sunday!

SquirrelQueen said...

OH NO, Not the BATH! Sorry you all had to go through that ordeal but at least you are flea free now.

Our mama just finished bathing the tiny kittens (no fleas, just messy) and we were holding our breath that we wouldn't be next. Whew!

Enjoy the rest of your restful weekend,
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

Tamago said...

Oh what a day!! That's a lot of wet kitties but I'm sure they can't stay mad at mom :-) She did great making sure everyone is flea free. Tutu is such a good girl to stay so calm. My Goro is like Ling. If we try to give him bath, he screams like we are trying to kill him!
Now looks like you are all enjoying nice easy Sunday :-) Have a great new week!!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

YIKES! Seein so many wet cats is rather... disturbing.

Photo Cache said...

you must all smell so nice afterwards :). after we bathe (and also because of fleas) our mom couldn't stop hugging and kissing and smelling us. yuck!!!!

emma and buster

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww we are so glad you all fluffed up after!! Yay! Take care
x

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Oh, the indignity! We still haven't let Ashton forget that she gave us fleas when she joined the family nearly three years ago. Yuck. One of the good things about being indoor kitties is not having fleas. We hope that you have gotten them all and don't have to have any more involuntary baths.

Hilary said...

oh no!
the horror!
I am so sorry guys!

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh boy, your sunday was definitely NOT "easy!"

Hannah and Lucy said...

Stinky we feel so sorry for you as you looks so bedraggled - did the Lady try to drown you?
We have spot on treatment for fleas - at one time it was monthly but now it's done about 3 or 4 times a year to make sure no passing cats drop in to leave us any unwanted "friends".
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Oui Oui said...

We hate wash day! We used to get it once a summer when the fleas showed up - even though we are all inside cats. Now the mom takes us to the groomer and lets her deal with it. MOL

Coccolino B said...

Eeek fleas or baths. Which is worse? So sorry to hear about the fleas but those baths better clean it up!

Maggie M said...

Wow, it was truly de-flea and bath day at your place. You all looked so pitiful right after your bath. But oh, how nice and clean and comfy you all look after you got your furs all dry and back in place. Sorry you had to go through all that torture and we hope you never see another flea. Hugs and nose kisses

Katnip Lounge said...

oh oh oh!!!! This is TERRIBLE. Mommy, quit laffin' at the wet kitties.

MOMMY!!!!

Kitties Blue said...

Wow that was a lot of kitty baths. Tutu sure had her stink eye turned on all the way in that one photo. Mommy uses Advantage on each of us once or twice a year just as a precaution. Glad efurrybuddy is flealess now. They are awful little creatures. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Clooney said...

Oh no dear friends, what an ordeal, huh? Hope you all have an easy WEEK with jerky to make up for it and purrs to all of you!

Mollie said...

OMC A BATH Mawahwahhhahahwaaa this is just too funny xxxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Kjelle Bus said...

OMC !
What a sunday you had !!!

XOXO

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Why yes, Tutu is a good kitty :)

sorry about the baths guys, but I'm sure you are glad to be rid of those fleas!

Cathy Keisha said...

OMC, you used the horrid 4-letter word—flea. It gives me chills whenever I here it. Then you used another 4-letter word that’s even worse—bath.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

HOLY CAT. We'd better never have to endure THAT. Seriouslies!!

Tutu we MOLed at the "what Mommy dragged in"!