Next, was SUNSHINE. She was an easy one. Before she was spayed, it was horrible! She struggled to run, she moved about and she meowed that I thought people from the other building could hear her! But now she's fine, she'd stay quietly and sometimes stand on her two hind legs. But, I DARE NOT force her to face the dryer. Luckily, she's got thin coat that's easily dried.
While the 1st four cats went in for their turns, MICHIKO would meow and meow and meow.. he doesn't seem to get the slightest idea that they were not up for fun in there. But he's a baby that just likes to be cuddled, he often meows just because he wants to be picked up and cuddled and played with. So I picked him up, and he stopped the meowing but the moment he realized that he was going for a bath he started meowing for help. I always leave him last, because of the difficulty. He doesn't like the water, and he meows, and he moves about, his tail wags to avoid the water and he'd definitly splash me with water to my face. On top of that, he's got a thick wool-like coat. It would also take forever to get him dried, but the good thing is, he can tolerate the dryer well. At least for as long as he still feels cold and haven't reached boredom. It is so irritating when he suddenlty leap off, just because he wanted to join another cat play or eat! but he'd be so fidgety when he sees another cat doing something deemed to be interesting by him. haih. anyhow, off he went after he was partially dried. I'd usually chase after him (in fact each of the others too) and dry 'em till they are like 90% dried. But I was so so so tired, and I had another 4 to go.
I thought the 4 kittens would be easy to deal with, but I underestimated them because of their size and paired with my tiredness, boy was I wrong!! All of them was freaked out by the water!
SUNNY kept running away from the water, but I got him settled. He was fairly ok with the dryer, but he wanted to run and play with the others and I was too tired to keep chasing after him. So in goes the next cat, which was MJ.
MJ was too, freaked out by the water, he didn't really like the dryer but was still manageable, probably because of his small size, I could actually hold onto him longer. But he too leaped off to play, and ended up preoccupied with his tail.... It's like he just realized he has a tail, he was going round and round chasing after his own tail.
Next, I had BELLA and DONNA, the 2 small females... I was so so so tired, and figured these 2 would be easy so I took them both in at once. BUT that was a horrible assumption. They were both terrified by the water and was leaping everywhere. With water, BELLA was the worst of the 2, catching her was like catching a grasshopper! After I got that over with, next come the dryer, and it was not possible, this time DONNA was so so so agressive that I think she took this after SUNSHINE. These 2, whom I thought were timid and easy to handle left me with an arm full of scrathes... BELLA during the bathing, DONNA during the drying, what a perfect package!
Goodness, I spent over 4 hours on them and that wasn't even with complete drying. I have got to get one of those dryer for pets. Mean while, I'll get one of those small cage so that I can put the cat in while I aim the dryer at them.