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My electric bill for the month of October for my 800 sq foot apartment was $23.63. How much was yours?

I'm going to give my cat, who is front de-clawed, a bath tomorrow. Do you have any suggestions? This is our first bath.
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[User Picture]From: lutine
2012-11-07 08:13 am (UTC)

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It was something like $45, which is way high for us. It's usually around $35. I think it was higher than usual because I'm on leave from work and running the air conditioner more.
[User Picture]From: hereisfar
2012-11-07 08:19 am (UTC)

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I think $125 or so, which isn't bad since we use the air all the time and live in a town house.
[User Picture]From: punkymcmunky
2012-11-07 08:35 am (UTC)

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$53 and I live in a 1 bedroom.
[User Picture]From: acute
2012-11-07 08:52 am (UTC)

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$240ish for the quater.
[User Picture]From: bottledjayme
2012-11-07 08:53 am (UTC)

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Ours come quarterly. For the last quarter it was $350.00 for a 3 bedroom house.
[User Picture]From: erroroperator
2012-11-07 09:04 am (UTC)

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It's just a little over $110. I live in a ~2300 square foot house.
[User Picture]From: musiuuu
2012-11-07 09:28 am (UTC)

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How to give a cat a bath

1. Thoroughly clean the toilet.

2. Add the required amount of shampoo to the toilet water, and have both lids lifted.

3. Obtain the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

4. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids (you may need to stand on the lid so that he cannot escape).
CAUTION: Do not get any part of your body too close to the edge, as his paws will be reaching out for any purchase they can find.

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a 'power wash and rinse' which I have found to be quite effective.

6. Have someone open the door to the outside and ensure that there are no people between the toilet and the outside door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The now-clean cat will rocket out of the toilet, and run outside where he will dry himself.

and...


[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2012-11-07 01:26 pm (UTC)

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That girl awful at that...I never knew people could do such a bad job washing a cat. It really isn't that hard.
[User Picture]From: birdcaged
2012-11-07 03:16 pm (UTC)

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I really want to strangle that lady. Poor bb :(
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:14 pm (UTC)

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I... want to take that cat away from her... FOREVER.
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:16 pm (UTC)

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DO NOT FUCKING POOR WATER ON A CATS HEAD! THAT MAN SAID "HOLD HIS HEAD UNDER WATER" .... OMG!
[User Picture]From: sister_anne
2012-11-07 09:59 am (UTC)

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Unless your cat is unable to bathe itself, or has a really severe flea problem, bathing a cat with water is unnecessary.
[User Picture]From: textstfu_emokid
2012-11-07 01:05 pm (UTC)

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I have to bathe mine because he can't lick his own butt anymore :(
[User Picture]From: birdcaged
2012-11-07 03:18 pm (UTC)

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I would try to just bathe his butt, and use powder on the rest of his body if he need be. Maybe use a cup of water and a rag so it isn't so traumatizing? hah :(
[User Picture]From: sister_anne
2012-11-07 07:22 pm (UTC)

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Poor kitty. :(
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2012-11-07 10:38 am (UTC)

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The last bill I got, which was a couple of months ago, was about $175. It was for 2 months, for my whole house, which includes things like washer and dryer, hot water (for 4 people), dehumidifier and a deep freeze.

I don't bathe my cats, that's silly.
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:11 pm (UTC)

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She smells like popcorn! :(
[User Picture]From: usnbfs
2012-11-07 11:12 am (UTC)

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We're currently paying 70€/month for two people in a 700ft² apartment. A large part of that is warm water :\.
[User Picture]From: plugmebaby
2012-11-07 11:58 am (UTC)

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about $30 consistently a month and i have a studio. im not even home everyday. electricity is so expensive here :(
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:11 pm (UTC)

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Where are you at? Are to unplugging those "phantom" electricity users when you're gone/not using them, too?!
[User Picture]From: plugmebaby
2012-11-07 08:23 pm (UTC)

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im in melbourne
[User Picture]From: rubyspirit
2012-11-07 12:36 pm (UTC)

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My electric bill in my 1100 sq ft house was $43! :-D
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:10 pm (UTC)

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Sweet deal!
[User Picture]From: textstfu_emokid
2012-11-07 01:04 pm (UTC)

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I give my cat baths on a shower chair, and fill up the tub BEFORE I bring him to the bathroom. I think the loud faucet is what freaks him out, because I just get a rag and scrub him and he lays on the shower chair and purrs.
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:10 pm (UTC)

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Oh! Good idea! Thank you. Since it's colder outside now, I've been keeping my apartment cooler. It's about 66* - 68* I'm obviously going to wrap her up in a towel if she'll allow me to, but do you think I should go ahead and warm the apartment for a bit before I bath her?
[User Picture]From: sblmnldrknss
2012-11-07 01:31 pm (UTC)

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$119 for 3600 square feet
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-11-07 03:57 pm (UTC)

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No clue, my SO pays it for our house, but im sure very expensive (easily over $100)
[User Picture]From: jmnstars
2012-11-07 04:23 pm (UTC)

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I think it was around $40ish this month? Maybe less? I paid it so long ago.

I don't bathe my cats - they are self cleaning. But, I would say, make it quick and have somebody help you!
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:08 pm (UTC)

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I think it's really strange to give cats a bath, too. My ex use to give our cat a bath once a month or so because he was too fat to be able to clean himself everywhere (and he was on a freakin' diet just wouldn't lose any dang weight!). Daisy (the current cat) smells like popcorn. I'm not sure why... I haven't had popcorn in ages...
[User Picture]From: 67words
2012-11-07 04:35 pm (UTC)

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$60.86 - my entire utility bill was $102.
[User Picture]From: playedinloops
2012-11-07 04:53 pm (UTC)

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Ours was around 80 I think. Our apartment is roughly twice the size of yours and everything is unfortunately electric. AND I MEAN EVERYTHING. Even our water heater.

I do not bathe my self cleaning cat so I have no advice for you.
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 05:05 pm (UTC)

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She does bathe herself, but my companion is allergic to cats. So I was thinking maybe if I gave her a bath I could get a lot of the loose fur and dander off her. Also, she smells like popcorn...
[User Picture]From: playedinloops
2012-11-07 05:17 pm (UTC)

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that is an interesting cat scent lol. Do you brush her daily? I know that helps keep down on shedding for my cat who is actually more of a puffball with legs.
[User Picture]From: alpacacock
2012-11-07 07:07 pm (UTC)

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I would think bathing her would run a huge risk of drying out her skin, causing more dander...
[User Picture]From: scatterbeetle
2012-11-08 02:28 am (UTC)

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+1.
[User Picture]From: miss_almost
2012-11-07 05:48 pm (UTC)

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$44 something. 900 square feet in a 2 bedroom apartment. everything is electric so heat, lights, and the water heater.

in the dead of summer and winter my bill is usually just over $100.
[User Picture]From: roasted_kiwi
2012-11-07 07:04 pm (UTC)

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The bill for my 950 sq. foot house (includes dishwasher, washer and dryer, humidifier) was only $30 and some change. Unfortunately we have gas heat, so we'll have a gas bill on top of that soon... :(
[User Picture]From: sweetest_sin_78
2012-11-07 07:06 pm (UTC)

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I have a gas bill, too. I'm SOOOO nervous to get my first one. I've tried to run the heat as little at possible... but with the kitty I don't want her to get cold. Aurrrgh.