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.
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 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.
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?
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...