Once a month Athena T Cat goes to the cat wash. DadRed has mild dander allergies, and having her scrubbed and de-dandered helps keep things from getting out of hand. It also thins out her two coats of hair, reducing hairballs (as does daily brushing). Athena has strong, loud, opinions about being transported to the cat wash. Loud, vociferous, constant opinions, including words I can’t use on this blog. I have no idea where she learned them from, either. I certainly don’t use that kind of language around the cat.
And then she comes home. While at the cat wash she is quiet and doesn’t fight or fuss. Once she gets into the house and the carrier door opens, she launches a bit like a multi-colored Saturn V, except without the smoke. And gives us guilt trips all day.
And then comes the flop.