8.02.2007

Thursday Thirteen #34



Thirteen Grooming Tips from Yours Truly

1. Always keep your spot #13 clean but never allow it to be photographed (Chase!).
2. Start with your paws because you are going to use them to help you clean your ears and face. Lick your paws until they are very very wet on top and the pads are sparkling.
3. Work your way up your front legs alternating as you go.
4. Go back to your paws and use them to wash your whiskers and the sides of your face. Also get your ears with your paws.
5. Your back is mostly going to be pretty clean but turn around as far as you can and extend your tongue really far. Make some big head movements where your whole head wags and drag your tongue across your fur.
6. Get comfy on your booty because now we have to get down to business!
7. Sniff your spot #13. Lick as needed. Make sure there are no tid-bits left over from your earlier litterbox session.
8. Make sure while doing this you stick ONE leg straight up in the air. This will help you balance and get a good angle.
9. Now lie back and lick your belly. Kind of like your back but here you might want to nibble a little bit in the dirtier areas. The dirtier areas are invisinible so basically if you have an itch.
10. Chew your toe nails. Chew them long and hard and LOUD. Pick at them and gnaw and nibble between.
11. Find your tail and check for any impurities. If needed, grab your tail with one paw to hold it down (they have a mind of your own!). Lick freely!
12. Now you have to re-evaluate if you've cleaned every surface properly. Did you get under your armpits? How about your elbows? These areas are easy to miss.
13. A good groomer always shares his/her talents with siblings. If you go over to Latte's blog you will see me helping him get his hard spots.

19 comments:

Dragonheart said...

Wow, Kaze, you have grooming down to a fine art! Thank you for the tips! You look like a true lady in your photo, making sure your private areas are covered.

Sadly, all the grooming in the world can't keep me clean. :(

Mosaic Cats said...

Boy was that helpful.
As you get a little older, you may not be as thorough.
We're just sayin'...

The Cat Realm said...

That is a wonderful list! We will print that out, just in case...
Always good to have a little manual, especially in the morning, when you didn't have your nip yet....

The Meezers said...

that's really very efficient!! I am taking notes! Thanks Kaze- Miles

Daisy said...

That is a great lesson, Kaze! I love to chew on my toenails, too. I like the tip about sniffing your spot #13 before you clean it. That is good advice.

Cheysuli said...

I particularly like to chew on my toes in the very early morning hours--like 5 AM. On the bed. Near the Woman's head...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Grate tips! Remember dat after all dat grooming yoo will be tired and need a nap. Naps after grooming are da best!

Caesar and Princess said...

VEry excellent instructional here.
I should print this out and hang it in my room. grooming is sooo hard!


~~Caesar

DK & The Fluffies said...

Excellent tip!

The Furry Kids said...

Thanks for sharing the tips. I'm going to share these with the twins. Sometimes they need to focus more on #7.

~Titus

Henry Helton said...

I will start using your policies immediately. I will be even cleaner than I am now.

Skeezix the Cat said...
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Mao said...

I love a gerl hoo has good Spot 13 high-jeen. Yer obviusly vary thorough. Unlike sum wite rats I know. I'd be happy to help yoo git at any hard-to-reech places. If yoo wunt. The toe-chewing drives my ladey insane.

Skeeter & LC said...

Kaze, one of you guys mentioned that yer Lap Lady didn't have any hummer feeders.

We jus wanted to tell ya'll that it is really easy. The Big Thing does it alla time and it is no problem. But he would like to tell yer Lap Lady direct cause there ARE a few details we dont unnerstand.

He's at cavebear2118 at comcast dot com...

The Meezer Gang said...

Kaze,
This was a great lesson! I will definitely try some of your techniques!
Purrs,
Kaia

Junior said...

No wonder we nap after we groom.....it is so much work!!!!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Kaze, that was great. Thanks for the instructions. Your pose was very ladylike, too.
Your FL furiends,

michico 小芥 said...

Hhahaha, why does every human care about #13~!
I think that is fine to me~! #13 need to be the cleanest that's right, but I think that is ok the show it up~!

Tyler said...

Kaze, thanks for telling my mom where to buy the best presents. We got an order from that Siamese Rescue place because you wrote that you liked their toys. Thanks a lot.

Oh and I not only clean myself, but I'm head cleaner of the kittens and my sis Cookie. I have an older Kali but since she doesn't respect me, she doesn't get my help. Just sometimes, if she's good, I'll lick her head to say, "Good job!"