BATH TIME! 「あぜりあ」本八幡・西船橋・津田沼・佐倉


Here I am again My Dear Readers this time with Blog #52.
At this hour of the morning, I am looking for a fun thing to write about that comes straight from here? Well, we will see about that. So I hope this Blog puts a smile on your face and in your heart. Please enjoy, Dear Ones.


It has been quite a few Blogs now since I have written one about cats or dogs, for that matter. So, I have a question for you. If you have a pet—especially a cat—have you ever watched your cat take a bath? I am serious. I have not seen it for myself but I am pretty sure dogs and cats bathe differently. I had a dog for a time but I never watched it bathe. Although I have many dog lovers as friends, being a cat person, I know more about cats than dogs and so I am pretty sure their owners bathe them. During the short time my little Dachshund lived here in my apartment with me, he certainly didn’t get bathed by me.

But the other night, I found myself curiously watching my darling almost seven-and-a half-year old cat, Baby Paws, as he sat directly in my line of sight and began to take one of his many nightly bathes.

He licked his paws, his face, his legs, — every part of his furry body that he could reach— Baby Paws’ long pink tongue was out there licking it including his sides, his tail and his little Kitty behind. And all this licking wasn’t done just once and he was done. Oh no! He licked and licked and licked and licked some more. Over and over. I don’t think he even missed one spot. He licked his fur and all the parts of his body for so long that I was nearly tempted to say—ask— “Hey! Baby Paws! Are you gonna quit anytime soon?”

I think I was worried about Hairballs. Those things are mean!

But my Baby Paws just continued to bathe.

He even got behind his ears and the spaces between his claws bathing them too. Clean claws! Wow!

I can’t be sure but I could almost swear this single bath alone took nearly almost an hour. Okay. It might not have truly been that long but it sure felt like it to me because I was watching him the whole entire time. And he didn’t care if he had an audience or not. He just went right on bathing without a care in the world.

Now when cats are kittens, if their owners are very careful and know what they are doing—I was TAUGHT how to give a kitten a bath when and if their Momma refused to do the job and sometimes when she did do it—they can bathe their very precious furry friend. Not on a regular basis though because I think even when the kittens are young they would much rather prefer to bathe themselves. And at least we know our pet is clean. We know that little one has done a good job of it if the darling little sweet bathes anything like my Baby Paws.

As for me, I think the cats and kittens should get a reward for this single act alone—not including for all the other good stuff they do for us.

But what do you give your precious little adorable bundle of joy and cuteness who has everything?

I think that in return, YOUR LOVE is all they want because THEIR LOVE TO YOU is UNCONDITIONAL.

(Dogs are like that too. All pets are.)

Aloha Everyone!

From Your Mary Ann-san

Mary Annさんはカリフォルニア生まれです。