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I thought I find a way to keep costs down while still trying to stay eco-friendly. Trying to keep striving for sustainability. This a record of that journey.

Sometimes blunt and straight forward then sometimes sarcastic

This frugal crunchy hipster single momma is doing what she can to save Mother Earth while not breaking the bank!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Every towel in the house and a bottle of Calamine Lotion

So my daughter decided today to give the poor kitties a bath. The fleas have bitten them up and they have so much flea dodo on them. We find so much of it on them when we comb them. She started to bathe them today. We put down a towel for something for the cats to hold on too. Feel safer.... We had a little water in the tub and soaped up a washcloth with oatmeal and aloe shampoo for animals. We placed the washcloth over them and rinsed first with the cloth on them the plan was to keep it on as to keep them clam but nope each and only one didn't wiggle until it came off.
First was little man, he was so good. He cried but just keep his head in my hand. When he was rapped in the towel he hid his little face under my arm as to hide..... awww too sweet. We took him to the couch for cuddle time both of us rubbing with a towel to dry him off. He was purring yea this is the life 2 women to rub you after a bath and comb you....
Next was the Princess, Dang old girl is very flexible! She got her back legs up to scratch both of us. Poor daughter got the worst. She was not a happy kitty because she of course spent all day on her hair to look that way. We combed her also; she loves to be combed. She is standing with her butt up in the air so high. Only if she could have done that in the bathtub. But she did purr for the combing
Next we went a took the little lovey in. Oh yea she is our ambassador kitty who is loving to everyone, welcomes you into the house. She went ballistic!! She tried to climb up the shower curtain, poke the toilet seat and was hanging there paws stuck on the seat and her legs sliding all over the place... When we took her out to the couch for cuddle time... she took off as to say sorry this is all I can take....She jumped on the end table and dumped the bottle of calamine lotion all over the place. I have it on my shoes, pants, carpet and the couch........ Oh great just found it all over the trash can.
We saved the best (sarcasm dipping from lips) I picked her up with the washcloth and she began to freak. Oh yea we nicknamed her psycho for a reason.... she hates people, noises and the dog. The dog decided to bite her butt at the time, so she freaked. We put into the tub on the towel. I didn't want to let go cause I might loose a arm. Some how maybe it was the wet floor maybe the fact I was watching her not to get sliced open like a Sicilian necktie and of course not to drop her, I went sliding across the floor ending up with my knee hitting the tub with a loud bang. It doesn't hurt (I might feel it tomorrow however) just keep rinsing her was my reply..... So she wasn't happy trying to get out so of course it wasn't going to be easy. she began to scream oooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. The water turned cold then my daughter turned up the hot a little then Yep the water was too warm, poor thing. But she began to yell very loudly to tell us that she was in not happy and that she wanted out. We went as quick as we could. Got another towel wrap her up and both of us rubbed her to dry her off, she began to purr. Oh little crazy one hated the bath but she liked the fact that we both was making sure she would get dried off..... Plus she had to feel better because the flea bit her up and she had flea bites all over her... She always gets Hot spots...

So the young cats are walking around shaking the water off their paws... which is very funny looking. Psycho is hiding behind the fan in the kitchen her favorite room other than my room. And Princess is still cleaning her fur......

So I have to wash every towel we have and my sandals now........



  1. oh my goodness! that is just too funny a story! Hi I'm CailinMarie and I found you from MBC under 100 club.
    I hope you get that calamine lotion cleaned up. What a mess.

  2. Sounds like fun (ok, maybe not). :)

    Have you done any research on feeding them a natural diet (not cat food, but a raw food type diet)? I do it with my dogs...it's supposed to help build up their immune system so they aren't so affected by fleas (and other things!)

    Following via MBC!

  3. o my goodness what a hard time you had with your poor kitties, you need to get them a homeopathic or natural remedy or something like frontline.. fleas are awful.. following from mbc... you should check out our blog we are allll about pets!
    kees kees,

  4. Hi -- stopping by and following from the MBC's under 100 group!

    I like your blog and the information you are trying to get out there to others. At 46, I've been green long before it became trendy again, but am so glad that everyone is becoming more conscious of their actions and choices.

    Looking forward to reading more!

    Dee :D


  5. I hate to hear they had the fleas, but it is good you were trying to help them out. Sorry you had such a heck of a time :( MBC



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