5 year old healthy neutered female - always been a bit skittish and neurotic.
We went on holiday for 2 weeks and while normally get a friend who she's very familiar with to come in and feed them, this time a different friend's (quite loud) teenage boys came in - they say she spent most of the time behind the sofa (not somewhere she normally goes). So I don't know if that's what's freaked her out - but she seemed very pleased to see us when we got back, and was clean then (Sat night).
Sunday morning she appears looking like she's climbed a chimney. And she's stayed that way - she's filthy, and not on parts she can't reach - her face and paws (normally white) are covered in grime. Do I clean her? Why doesn't she realise?