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The Story Of Me & My Cat

Updated on August 26, 2010

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 :-) 

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      Nando's 3 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Hello Silkekarina, sorry for the late reply.

      I understand your point of view. My cat is used to getting bathed now, he actually from time to time sit in the bath and screams for days until I bath him, then he is happy. I do brush him very often and give him catnip to make him super happy.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Keep well.

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      Jean Valerie Kotzur nee Stoneman 4 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful hub, but I don't agree with the 'bathing' part. Cats clean themselves, in fact they clean themselves more than any other animal does. Domestic cats don't like water (apart from drinking it) so I can understand why you always have trouble getting your cat into the bathtub. I have had cats for fifty years and the most I have done is brush them. The soothing feeling of a brush being stroked across their fur generally sends them to sleep. Cats are clean animals and they were on this earth before modern human beings.

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      It's a pleaser M Selvey, my cat is the point of my heart, I'm glad you enjoyed the bathing instructions, it my seem funny, but that's how I bath my cat, it's been working for all the cats I've bathed before, but hey each cat is different in their own way :-)

      Thank you for reading my hub's.

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      M Selvey, MSc 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Kitties!!!! Nice to meet another cat lover! Love the bathing instructions. Voted up and funny - my cats would never go for it, hehe!

      Thank you for the kind fan mail!

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Hello keenjhar thank you for your comments, I did add you too my yahoo. will be mailing you.

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      keenjhar 7 years ago

      hi Amanda me aamir from pakistan

      u have amazing hubs i reading ur hubs

      and i hope u farward reading me hubs

      well i don't have experience in hubpages

      i hope u tell me about hubpages

      add me on yahoo mail Amanda

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you epigramman that is so sweet.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      the cats of this world owe you one big thank you because they know you are a gift to us and them!!

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      MojoJojo49 7 years ago

      Cool hub. I miss my cats :(

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      Nando's 7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you, I hope everyone enjoy reading my hub, & mybe laugh here & there.

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      thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

      beautiful amazing hub read work thanks