Monday, August 15, 2016

Mancat Monday: Sun Bathing II

Last week, Evan showed all of you furiends of ours his skills at bathing in the sun. At the front door, of course, for the whole world to see.

Cleansing of the forearm was focused on last week. So, today, Evan would like to give you all a demonstration on how to do a proper ear cleaning.

First you have to get the washcloth paw nice and moist. Slobber up that tongue, guys, because this is going to get messy.

Apply slobber to ear. Scrub-a-dub-dub.

And you know what your mama always taught you - don't forget to scrub behind that ear!

Up and over. Way over. Don't worry, if you're a cat, your head will not pop off.

Mmmmm. Ear wax.

We hope everybuddy has some sun to bathe in today! Just don't forget to wash behind those ears.

Happy Monday!

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Evan's little sister Thimble is competing in the Sitting Pretty event of the Pawlympics today, so be sure to visit Dory's Backyard to see her and all of the pretty competitors! And don't forget to also visit Emma and Bailie for the Wabbit Tracking event!


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Our Tip of the Day:
Cats are fastidious groomers, as I'm sure you all know. Keep in mind, though, that some kitties have conditions or other circumstances that make grooming difficult. Overweight or obese kitties, for example, often cannot reach to groom their hindquarters. This can lead to matting in that area, as well as an overall dirty condition of the bum. Another example is older and arthritic kitties, who also often have trouble reaching such areas due to pain or discomfort. If your kitty cannot reach to groom certain areas of their body for any reason, they may require some assistance from their humans. For such kitties, you may need to comb them more frequently, or use fragrance-free pet or baby wipes, or even shampoo. There are dry shampoos on the market, as well as sanitizing and deodorizing shampoo sprays. Although dogs are not fastidious at grooming as their feline counterparts, it is still important to keep in mind that, if your pup can't reach their hindquarters or other regions of their body due to obesity, old age, arthritis, or another reason, they also may require your cleaning assistance.

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lesson, Evan. You are a master ear cleaner! Our older cat, Elsie, is not grooming herself much anymore. Unfortunately, she is also semi-feral which makes it challenging for us to help her, but we do our best.

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  2. Evan, what a good jog of washing your ears. You know just how to do that. We saw Thimble over at the sitting pretty event. She looks fantastic. You all have a great day.

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  3. Evan, we picked up some good tips in ear grooming. Thanks!

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  4. That was a great lesson, Evan. It's important to keep a clean machine!

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  5. Excellent bathing technique, Evan! Connor looked at the pictures very carefully to make sure he was doing it right. :-)

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  6. We think all things considered you have the cleanest ears Evan.

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  7. Thank you for the good advise Evan. We will definitely will use those great tips of ear grooming. Thanks again.
    Jane

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  8. Evan I especially like good old wet kitty slobber on my head after a din din of
    Purina 11+ Salmon and Tuna canned food. Slobber mixed with food is the best potion!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  9. You deserve a gold medal for bathing Evan. I will go check out Thimble in her event, I am sure she is going to get a gold too. Great tip, I have one that needs a little help, KaTwo can't reach her butt.

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  10. Evan, foi uma ótima demonstração!
    Cafunés para você menino bonito.

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  11. dood...earz wax iz de best huh...that N shed nail....nothin like chewin on shed nail ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

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  12. Wow, what a terrific ear washing tutorial, Evan! I believe I will follow your lead and go clean my ears now!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

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  13. Oh yeah, the ears are tricky! Lots of paw-licks and rubs required. That why we love when another kitty licks OUR ears...

    Be sure ta come ta my 6th Birfday Pawty tomorrow 16th! It may be our best yet... ~ MARLEY

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  14. Well done, Evan! Thanks for those superior ear cleaning tips! :)

    Hugs to you all, dear friends!

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  15. The last photo and caption cracked us up! Good job, Evan! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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