Anyone who has ever owned a cat knows there is nothing worse, and/or funny than trying to give one a bath. It’s like from the moment they are born there is something written in their DNA that says, “Baths are bad, m’kay?” And that sticks with them. With my two not-so-little-anymore kittens, I tried to get them started early…thinking that would change how they view baths. No. Not so much. They still acted as if I was trying to murder them slowly…with soap bubbles. And as pitiful as it is to hear them yowling, it’s also one of the funniest things in the world. For one, they just look so hilarious after they’re soaked. For another, they sulk in a way only cats can. Take a look!
Hilarious, right? Not that I ever want cats to feel traumatized or anything, but this is perceived trauma. There’s no actual harm happening to these animals. It’s like when I try to get my kids to eat vegetables, or go to their room when they’re in trouble. Nothing truly bad is happening and yet, boy howdy does it sound like it from the outside! Cats and kids, man. Funny, funny creatures.