Monday, November 16, 2009

Mancat Monday

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!

Samson
xoxo

28 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Oh, my, that was quite an adventure. At least you came out of it smelling nice.

The Creek Cats said...

MOL! So sorry to laugh. "The good thing about this rather disconcerting episode is that after the bath, my whites are even whiter and my colours did not fade!" Too funny!

We bet you smell incredible, Samson! And sorry you had to take a bath.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh I am sorry but mum and I are laughing so much at the picture that brings up.. You do look super and clean ow though.. I hope mum does not get any ideas.. Hugs GJ x

Cindy said...

Too funny!! How embarrassing having your mommy get into the bath with you! But you do look even more handsome!
cindy

Alasandra said...

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for some snuggles. MOL & BOL we wishes there were pictures, it sounds like a funny adventure. Except for the bath part, that part is downright scary. ~S,S,C & F

(shuddering at the thought of a bath)

Sweet Praline said...

I must admit that mom and I are both laughing, too! My mom has had to get in the shower with me before, too and she had the scratches to prove it.

Glogirly and Katie said...

Glogirly is still laughing. I however am mortified. I can't thank you enough for sharing this important story or rather warning. I'm going to watch my step around the laundry supplies, that's for sure. A BATH...WITH your mom...and then a PINK TOWEL!?!?

I'm just glad you're okay.

Katie
(Glogirly's cat)

The Island Cats said...

We think your mom was pretty ingenious coming up with a way to bathe you!!! And we're happy you're smelling so good too!!!

Sammy and Andy said...

Oh, Samson, you are such a delight. We dearly love you and Delilah and the things that happen at your house.

xxxxxxxxxx

One Cats Nip said...

Oh me oh my! Tygana here from One Cats Nip checking out your blog! My moms loves this story, she's in loves with detergent and fabric softener smells too!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

WOW! That must have been some scene. Your mom probably held you all day since you smelled like Gain! We hope you can come to Skeeter's 13th purrday pawty. Bring the little one too! Mom may even have some beer for the drinkers of the bunch...AKA...Deli and Cricket.

Cat Street Boyz said...

It looks like you had more to GAIN!!!LOL=^Y^=

Angel and Kirby said...

You were good to let mom shower you and get the Gain off. What a wonderful surprise that your whites are whiter!

SuziQCat said...

oh Samson that is a most embarassing story! Thanks for sharing and keeping it real here with your friends.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Great story Samson - and one our Mom will make sure she doesn't repeat. Some of us like the smell of laundry soap too!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oops. Kitties should not be confused with laundry. No more playing in the detergent, okay!

CCL Wendy said...

You must be a very gentle boy, Samson, because if I took any of my kitties in the bathtub with me, I'd be slashed for sure! Very brave of your mama to do that for you!

Anya said...

Hahahaha.......
You make us smile ^__^
Thanks !!!
Your picture is very fluffy :-)

Hugs
Kareltje =^.^=

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Oh Samson! And you didn't claw your mom into shreds in the tub? You are a very kind cat to tolerate your mom showering with you.

Wonder how long the Gain scent will last?

loki said...

Poor Samson, I'm very sorry but I could not stop laughing... Nanny is laughing so hard, she's crying too!
I bet your Mommy love your new smell.
I'm glad that I'm a black cat and hopefully Nanny will not try to wash me with laundry detergent!

Loki

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

MOL!!! Poor Samson! I know it isn't nice to laugh but that has gotten us a serious case of the giggles!

You poor boy, having to bathe with Mom. At least you are sparkling now!!!

Cats in trees said...

Oh dear oh dear. Don't be to sure about the good part of your story. Next thing you know you have to take regular baths with your mom, because your belly is not whiter than white.

DEBRA said...

OH Samson -- havin to take a baff wif yur Momma! Well the best fing is yur MR.Clean now!

purrs
Abby

Eric and Flynn said...

Hahaha! We are so glad you didn't fade!

Gracie said...

Who would have thaought that playing in a box would cause you all that trouble? I have one thing to say about the bath you had to take and that is a real mancat can tell all that he was forced to take a bath with the mom!

BeadedTail said...

Samson, we're sorry but we're laughing too! It's a good thing that that no one else was around to see you in the shower with your mommy and then in a pink towel! But your whites are whiter and we're glad your colors didn't fade!

Fin said...

It's like our Mom's are twins! She also thinks detergent should be perfume. She wants you to come right over Samson... I'd like it too!

Lynx217 said...

Our mom has to get in with us boys because we're so strong and difficult in water as it is. Yes, we're Coons, but we don't ALL like water! ROFL.