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Oh god, cat COVERED in soot!

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CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 21:53:47

He managed to get behind the fire guard, I've given him a bath but don't have anything pet safe to use so just tried water, it hasn't come off!

Any tips? hmm

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 21:55:47

He looks like this.

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 21:56:34

He normally looks like this!

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 21:57:15

After bath hmm

Mistoffelees Mon 17-Oct-16 22:00:37

Aww poor kitty!!

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 22:02:37

I know, he's now desperately trying to clean himself. Worried it's going to make him sick.

Fruitcocktail6 Mon 17-Oct-16 22:05:16

That photo grin

I've been here before. Do NOT bathe them, water makes the soot oily and it is even harder to get out. Brush it out with a cat brush

Fruitcocktail6 Mon 17-Oct-16 22:06:08

I realise you've already bathed him, let it dry then brush

123bananas Mon 17-Oct-16 22:07:18

Blowdry then vacuum?

Puffinity Mon 17-Oct-16 22:15:12


Can we have a proper before pic?

Leans back looking at bricked up fireplace and feeling smug

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 22:18:20

Just realised before pic didn't load. He's looking very sorry for himself. Have given him some special food to cheer him up a bit.

SealSong Mon 17-Oct-16 22:19:54

I'd ring the vets for advice to be honest, just in case ingesting the soot by licking makes him poorly. If nothing else, it might give you peace of mind.

Naughty lad! I take it he's meant to be a white kitty?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 17-Oct-16 22:20:31

I've used Vidal Sassoon wash and go on cats.

Poor little thing, he was properly covered wasn't he?

SealSong Mon 17-Oct-16 22:21:12

X post...aww he's very cute

Puffinity Mon 17-Oct-16 22:22:19

Oh dear... grin

I hope he's ok though! Let's hope he's learned his lesson probably not

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 22:25:11

I washed him again with baby shampoo, looks a bit better. Looking at me like he wants to kill me now though. He still likes DH though who did nothing to help!

FoxesOnSocks Mon 17-Oct-16 22:29:30

Oh dear.

No advice. Sorry.

If I tried to wash my cat he'd plot to kill me.

WristBoundLatexBitch Mon 17-Oct-16 22:32:53

This is why I have a black cat <not helpful>

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 22:40:22

I think I now have a black cat too WristBoundLatexBitch!

WristBoundLatexBitch Mon 17-Oct-16 22:45:22

grin you know there's a shortage in people taking in black cats because they don't do selfies well!!

Anyway bathing a cat, my sister used to do that crazy cat lady she is it never ends well.

Longdistance Mon 17-Oct-16 22:45:27

Loving your cats floof in his paws.

My cat once decided to walk through some black paint, and then walk on my cream carpets and sofa 🙄 He got washed well too, in the bath with iirc Simple shampoo.

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 22:50:48

That sounds way worse Longdistance, guess I should be thankful the only thing he got covered was himself. He was still stuck behind the fireguard when we found him. He's cute but not the cleverest of cats.

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 22:52:15

I want to go to bed but feel the need to stay up until he's dry now.

WristBoundLatexBitch Mon 17-Oct-16 22:56:28

I would leave him but maybe put his bed or where he sleeps in your room, only saying this as if your worried you won't sleep. You know he will be fine smile

CosmicOwl Mon 17-Oct-16 23:00:01

Yes, think I'll give it another half an hour then head to bed.

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