Friday, July 25, 2014

Mooloolaba Beach

Maybe it's a good thing we moved further away from the beach because it's too easy to take photo of the same spot we always go to - oops! Prepare yourself for an onslaught of Gremlin photos!


My beach treasure finds for the day! I've started keeping my eyes peeled for rocks with holes (don't laugh!)












I was saying the other day how since Ben left I've avoided bathing Gremlin well I just want to report that I've now successfully bathed him by myself :) For others needing encouragement these are my tips especially if you're doing it alone

1) Lots of treats beforehand! I like to butter him up with ham :)
2) Have everything ready - towel, shampoo (cap opened) pouring water
3) Don't put too much water in and use a big space - I'm thinking it helps for them not to feel trapped. I filled up the bath just so it covered his legs but doesn't reach his belly
4) Stay calm - what's the worse that could happen? Bloody arms? A traumatised cat? A soapy cat running around the house?
5) Make it a quick process. I placed him in the tub holding him by the scruff, poured water all over, put on the shampoo and rinsed him off and I also made sure to have the heater going in our room for afterwards.

Actually I lie slightly, don't make the process too quick because you'll have to carry him back upstairs, back into the tub and rinse off that huge soapy patch that you missed *face palm*

I know bathing cats is probably a little stupid (or a lot) but I like to get him all clean before we do his flea/tick treatment. I don't know if any of you have had experience but the spray on tick stuff is almost a a bad as the bath experience - actually it's much worse!

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  1. Cats hate the spray sound,they get crazy!
    as i already told you i don't feel i want to die young therefore i do not attempt to bathe Simão and Matilde but i'm glad you mastered this amazing art .D
    Gremlin is really a pretty fluffy thing and i feel like squeeze him every time i see a photo of him :D

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    1. I was wondering if it was the sound or the actual smell of the stuff or being wet or a combo but the sound definitely makes sense, maybe we could play loud music whilst doing it? I wish we didn't have to put the tick spray on but since he plays outside during the day and we live in a rural location I think it's a must.

      Please don't die!! he hehe

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  2. the picture of gremlin drinking water is precious!

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    1. he likes to drink anything that isn't his water bowl :)

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  3. Stunning photos. I love the light! I might be heading up to the Sunshine Coast later this year, and I absolutely cannot contain my excitement after seeing your pictures.

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  4. poor cat stupid ppl etc

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    1. don't worry he is truly super well loved - purring on my lap as we speak :)

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  5. These are the cutest photos :) I don't think my cat would let me bathe him no matter how much ham I bribed him with, he gets all scatty around water

    hellocynicalbadger@blogspot.co.uk

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    1. lol - stick with letting them self bath is definitely the answer :)

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  6. Lovely pictures! As always :-) Your cat is seriously adorable! Doesn't he mind being on a lead? I imagine my three cats would hate it so so much!

    Katrina Sophia

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    1. I think he is naturally curious so he doesn't hate it (we let him dictate most of the directions) but he'd definitely prefer not to be on the lead for sure :)

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  7. mine are indoor cats, so they don't need any of this... that said, can you please post more pics of Gremlin on a leash? I can't get over how cute that is :)

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    1. you're a wise women Petra :) I'm sure there will be many more leash pictures to come!

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  8. How cute is Gremlin!!! Ohmy, he is so so tiny and looks very cute with the leash with his "I'm on investigation duty" looks :) Oh! the steps are so fun explained! We almost do the same, although I am still not brave enough to do it by myself. Great pictures Fee!

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    1. he is so tiny! Ben got home last night and the first thing he said was "he is soooo big" apparently in 6 weeks he has more than doubled in size *gasp*. Definitely easier with two (or more!) people :)

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  9. Gremlin looks like such a good walker and so well behaved! Well done on bathing he too. I tried once to give my cats in Singapore a bath and it was the most awful experience. Love your stones with holes collection!

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    1. glad you said about the stones - makes me not feel too weird :P He is one super well behaved little dude - so lucky to have found him :)

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  10. Awww Gremlin is still so little and cuuuute in these pics <3 xemaya

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    1. Ahh I know you were totally right about them staying little only for a teeny tiny bit!

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