I had a bit of an incident on Saturday that starts off a little embarrassing and humiliating, but in the end it worked out in my favor.
Mommy received a sample package of Gain laundry detergent in the mail on Friday and, when she got in the house, she put the mail and the sample in a little box that I've been trying to fit into recently.
Mommy absolutely loves the smell of that laundry detergent. She thinks it should be a perfume or something (yeah, she's a little weird). While she was asleep, I decided it would be a great time to squish myself into the small box that had the sample in it. I guess my claws must have burst open the packet and I didn't realize until I got out that my entire underbelly and paws were covered in detergent. When she woke up, she was overcome with the smell of Gain and somehow thought it must be a dream, until I jumped up onto her bed and left green, soapy paw prints all over her quilt.
Here comes the embarrassing part - when she realized I was not going to get into the bath and let her use the shower nozzle to clean off my fur, she got in with me so I wouldn't be scared! How many Mancats do you know who are forced to take a bath with their Moms? It was awful because she had to rinse a long time to get the concentrated detergent out between my toes and from all the long floof on my belly. And when the water finally stopped, she rubbed me with determined vigor with a big pink towel for what seemed like hours!
The good thing about this rather disconcerting episiode is that after the bath, my whites are even whiter and my colours did not fade! Even better than that, Mommy is snuggling me much more than ever because of my fresh, clean scent!
We're both glad that no one else was around to take pictures!