- Pets and Animals
The Story Of Me & My Cat
It all began when I lost my most loved cat up to then, Sir costalot was his name, he was a Cornish-Rex, after he passed I went on holiday to visit my dad in North Mozambique, when I returned I couldn't see my life without a cat.
Two months later, January 2008 I said to myself: "well I always wanted a black cat, and if I had one I would call him Bageaura (from The Jungle book)", and that is where our story began.
I was so excited about my new baby cat, then I noticed a trade I didn't like, Bageaura used to meow every five minutes, and not a very pleasant meow "later I got used to it". Now that he is a bit older and wiser he noticed that people are not too fond of it, so he stop.
When Bageaura was still a kitten he was a small devil, he took over the whole pillow and if you don't move, he will climb on your face so that you will move or stop breathing, "I guess he thought, you get the bed and I get the pillow". Now when he is older he only leaves me a small quarter of the pillow, but with a new trade, every night he has to lick my hand five to twenty minutes long before he will go to sleep (only in the winter) in summer he will still lick my hand but afterwards he will go hunting for any innocent soul that crosses his path to bring me as a gift the next morning.
He also scratched the door so that you open it for him because he is too lazy to go out the window, till this day he still does that.
Bageaura is my baby and the point of my heart, every day he makes me smile or laugh. For instance my favourite is, when I walk pass my room and he is lying on my bed he would curl his paws up, roll on his back and makes the cutes purrrrmeowww sound.
Bathing Bageaura or any cat is not one of the easiest things to do, but with time I picked up some techniques that works.
This is How I bath my cat or any other cat.
1# You must get the bathwater ready, just like for a baby.only until his belly.
2# You must get the shampoo bottle open & the towel ready, "cats don't like waiting in water".
3# You must get the cat & talk to him, "tell him what you are about to do" trust me don't tell him before you get everything ready (he will run) Cats are not stupid.
4# As you bath the cat, keep telling him it will all be okay. "that way he will not scratch you so bad" caution! Don't wear loose clothes, they tend to get hold of it.
5# After bathing him pick him up & put him in the towel then dry thoroughly. "do it as quickly as possible"
6# Last step, put him in a non-windy sunlight area & laugh at him,"okay maybe not the last part,he'll hate you".
Some of my favourite pictures of my cat :-)