No Fuss No Muss

inkwellMothers are always left to do the least desirable chores at home. Cleaning up projectile vomit, emptying kitty litter, picking up dog poop, or grooming pets all seem to be interpreted by guys to fall under her version of the marital vows of “in good times or bad”. Being old school and subscribing to old school traditions I do feel bad for the some of the chores that befall the little woman (Oh! am I going to pay for this) I have some suggestions to make some tasks a little easier.

For the Pooper scooper I have allocated in the garden shed an extra long handled shovel that is ergonomically suited for the “scoop”. I have also sent a suggestion to Mr. Dyson to invent a vacuum specifically designed for pet grooming. You know the vacuum that rolls on a single ball, articulates at any angle and doesn’t lose its suction or create any static.

Here is the ideal way  to bath your cat.

If this isn’t your cat bathing experience, here is an alternative you may find less stressful to you. (not the cat).

I have come up with a simple hands free procedure for bathing the family cat. Here it is. (I have not tried it myself, but it makes a lot of sense to me).

A quick guide on how to bathe a cat:

1. Scrub toilet and flush several times.(You may consider this step optional.)
2. Fill toilet with warm water and add a squirt of pet shampoo.
3. Drop cat in toilet and slam lid shut.
4. Sit on lid. Cat’s efforts to free itself will generate a good deal of suds and washing motions.
5. Flush toilet a couple of times to rinse the cat. NOTE: Hold on to cat’s leash securely while flushing toilet to rinse cat.
6. Leap off toilet seat – dash out the door – slam door shut securely, as kitty will erupt from the bowl as if jet propelled.
7. Leave kitty to sulk and dry itself.
8. Bask in self-congratulatory haze.

This works equally well with your child’s exotic pets brought home from school, like gerbils, white rats, and the like.~