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Dec 30, 2006

Galileo gets a bath

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Stella says: "This is my kitten, hes about 7or 8 months old in this vid. He gets a bath every week cause im allergic to cats. He doesnt mind cause hes been having them every week since he was a baby, he just yowls when i take him out cause he gets cold. poor kitten :-("

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my cat would never let me do that. EVER

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 08:28 PM

okay... how much kitty drugs were involved in the making of this video? My cat would have had a fit and shredded everyone and everything in sight at the first drop of water out of the hose.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 08:30 PM

Awwww. My kitteh was watching and listening to pitiful Galileo! Poor guy. But at least he had some sunshine to dry off in.
What a good boy.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 08:34 PM

what a good baby.

ka9q's wife
 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 08:35 PM

Holy Hairballs Batman!!! That cat has got patience! My cat would have tore her to pieces ala Freddy Krueger!
He's so prosh! Snorgles from me!!

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 08:46 PM

wow! my two kitties would sooner drive a car than willingly allow me to bathe them like that! Impressive!

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 08:48 PM

What a sweet, patient kitty!

Cats look so hilarious when they're wet. Their bodies look so awkward without the floof!

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 08:58 PM

I wanna see him when he's all dry and clean!

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:02 PM

Oh, there's gonna be a catroversy over this one!

He's adorable :)

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:09 PM

Why was she soooo slow!
It seemed like she was prolonging this bath-time torture.
With my cat its bada-bing, bada-boom, wet, lather, rinse and release.
Otherwise, my skin would be torn to shreds.

Sweet Pea
 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:13 PM

ummm, isn't this what a cat's tongue and proclivity to lick himself are for??

who bathes a cat?

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:13 PM

Since I think it's rather nonsensical to wash a cat _with_ soap I did some googling around. Alas all I got were these silly attempts at humour.


After more googling I even found this:


 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:15 PM

I thought at first that the meows were saying, "For the loveamike, HELP ME!" But then I saw that the cat's ears are quite relaxed, and I realized that he doesn't seem to mind a good whirpool bath.

Carolyn J.
 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:18 PM

There is just nothing funnier than a wet cat. This guy is soooo tolerant. My dearly departed Calvin liked to sit on the side of the tub while I bathed. Once he fell in - I have never seen a cat move so fast as he did getting right back out of the water. Great vid - loved the delicate little shake.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:22 PM

What a sweet, patient, tolerant boy!

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:27 PM

This is just unnatural!! But very funny at the end when he didn't want to get out of the sink.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:30 PM

So adorable!

For the nuffs: some cats require occasional bathing. Some cat owners require their cats be bathed regularly. There's nothing cruel or unhealthy about bathing a cat when it's done properly. If it's stressful and not required, then don't. If the cat enjoys or needs a bath, then fine. You have to start them very young and make it a comfortable, stress-free routine. My last cat loved swimming and bathing.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:32 PM

Some people with allergies bathe their cats to get rid of the dander they produce.


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:39 PM

Even brilliant astronomers need a good tubby bath every once in a while...

J. Bo
 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:49 PM

I vote "cute or sad" on this one.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:51 PM

what type of cat is that? looks like a siamese, but what kind?

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 09:54 PM

As David Letterman once said, "That's great, but it would be better with a monkey!"


 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 10:01 PM

For the love of mike. I'd be left standing in a pool of my own blood if I tried that.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 10:01 PM

We used to bathe my cat Loki - my son had been misdiagnosed, and we thought the cat dander was giving him asthma (actually, he didn't have asthma at all). He *knew* when I picked him up to carry him into the bathroom - he'd yowl at the top of his voice, and grab for the edges of the door frames like a cartoon cat. And on at least two separate occasions, he quite deliberately yowled "NYOOOOOO!" (Hey, he knows what the word means, and it's a sound he can make, and he's a smart cat - why *shouldn't* he try to tell us in our own language, "NO! No bath!")

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 10:05 PM

I wish my kitten was that cooperative. I have battlewounds! Goodness!

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 10:19 PM

That nice white counter would be red, blood red, if I ever even tried something like that!

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 10:22 PM

My kitties don't tolerate baths half as well. Methos sounds like you're trying to kill him (he's a Siamese), but tolerates drying very well. Winnie makes gurgling noises (she doesn't meow well anymore), tolerates the bath ok, but hates being dried. I am the only one who can dry either one of them.

Poor Galileo, though. You could tell he was only putting up with this out of pure love for his mistress. :)

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 10:51 PM

OMG, I would take at least 5 people to try and bath my China - notice I did say TRY! 3 to hold her down, 1 to wash and 1 to hold the camera! LOL! Needless to say, this will not be happening. She is not as tolerant as Galileo!

China's Mom
 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 10:59 PM

He is SUCH a good boy! Whenever I've had to bathe a cat (usually because they've picked up fleas after sneaking outside in the summertime) they did NOT go into the sink willingly. This little guy almost seemed to enjoy the warm water. Quite amazing actually. ^5's to his Mum.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 11:03 PM

Gosh, I wish my cats were that well behaved at bath-time. My 18-year-old calico still fights like the Tasmanian Devil at the first drop of water, and my 20-lb Maine Coon turns into a struggling mass of brawn and muscle that a defensive back would have trouble wrestling. Fortunately, I don't have to bathe any of them often.

 |  Dec 30, 2006 at 11:18 PM

one thing went through my mind "p*ssy whipped*.;>
that is one absurdly docile cat.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 12:47 AM

What a good kitty! Echoing so many similar posts: there's no WAY on God's green earth my cats would stay that still for a bath. I need both hands to hold them in the sink and an extra one to do the sudsing!

And to add to the cat bathing supporters, if your cats are sensitized to the once-a-month flea treatments, or you just don't want to use them, bathing can be a very helpful weapon against fleas.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 01:35 AM

I agree- some cats do need to be bathed once in awhile. Sometimes they get into something stinky that won't come off without human assistance or, in the case of my mom's cat, she's too pudgy to reach all of herself :-( And there's the allergy issues, too.

This person must have been gotten this cat used to getting regular baths beginning when it was a kitten. There is NO way any of my cats would have put up with this. I've had t-shirts shredded and wounds that, if they were a little deeper, would have required stitches.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 02:15 AM

Poor thing. What's with all the bathing? It's a cat after all...not some crud-encrusted two-year old.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 02:24 AM

When I was young, we had a cat, Maggie, who hated baths but loved water. If we did not close the bathroom door she would be in the shower or tub with whomever was using it. We found out that if she needed soaped down, we could do it while we were bathing with no penalty. But if we put her in a tub without us in it she was all claws and teeth.

She was one short haired orange tabby who liked water but only on her terms.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 02:50 AM

Lolll Excellent!
I swear I heard a Formula 1 everytime that cute cat guy meowwed. ^^

What a nice cat really. ^_^

Lex - Be
 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 03:03 AM

Sometimes kitties need a bath. Especially if they sneak outside and get something on their fur that could make them sick if they cleaned it off themselves. But, I can't believe this sweet little kitty! My cat would pulled out her ninja skills, and left me bleeding.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 04:07 AM

my cat can lick himself and be done with it

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 04:32 AM

I would be dead if I tried that with my cat and, even if I survived, he would never come home again! I am in awe! either Galileo is just the most laid back moggy ever, or he has lost the will to live....

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 05:12 AM

Gallileo here is the Bobby McFerrin of all cats, "...don't worry, be happy, dooo, do, do, do, do, do, doo-doo, doo-doo..."

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 05:33 AM

Because the vid wasn't there when I first tried, I went to cutecast, where the cat's owner has an explanation that because of her allergies, she has to bathe Galileo once a week. She's been doing this since he was a kitten, so he's used to it. She has lots more videos on her area of cutecast -- click Meg's link -- there's hedgies!

useta hada kitteh
 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 05:43 AM

First: Galileo is a very friendly qutie. Kisses for him!

Second: I don't really understand the horror stories about bathing the cat. I have done it many times and survived with no injuries.

Well, they don't like bathing, but they feel safe enough to let me handle them.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 05:57 AM

Egads, I wish my girls were nice and well behaved like that! I had to bathe my Sachi cause she got bacitracin all over her and I still have battle scars two weeks later!

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 06:23 AM

I would like to know how to conjure the forcefield that keeps little Galileo in place. Such a pitiful Mrow and tipsy walk! Sweet, sweet kitty.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 06:43 AM

He's probably half-Siamese - the shape of the head is right, and he sure SOUNDS like one - and picked up the coloring from the other parent. My calico is half-Siamese and you can see it in her face, but that's about it.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 06:50 AM

Awwww what a sweet patient kitty!

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 06:59 AM

what a beautiful cat! sometimes cats need baths. especially if they've had an unfortunate encounter with a skunk or have gotten into a stinky/sticky situation they're tongues can't solve. i know this because i used to work at a vets office & it was my *job* to bathe cats. it was required to wear protective goggles, a thick heavy rubber apron, heavy rubber gloves that went all the way up to my shoulders and have a rope attached to the cats collar that tied to the tub. some cats were ok with it. some were not. even with all of that protection it was still a dangerous job.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 07:04 AM

I'm also totally diggin' that awesome sink!


Denita TwoDragons
 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 08:52 AM

What a sweet little kitten! Galileo is so well behaved. Aw.

I have read several articles stating that it's good to wash your cat, that their soft becomes soft and they are cleaner, etc.

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 09:03 AM

What sort of drugs is that cat on? Why is that person not bleeding?

 |  Dec 31, 2006 at 09:15 AM

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