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Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Widebelly Wednesday

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Our very own white bellied Balu, flat on his back, four paws in the air playing "bunny": he looks kinda content, the little bugger. As he should, because sister Kitty there had just finished giving him a top to tail bed bath. You know, it occurred to me that in all his 6+ years, I have never actually seen "His Highness King Balu" ever give himself a complete bath.

Oh, a cursory lick, here and there, but I suspect he took a look at all that fur when he was young and decided he would never get his own furballs! He's not going to get anyone else's either. He's perfectly happy to let Kitty wash him, which she does all the time, but I've never seen him reciprocate. He's even happy to have a bath - in water - when I give him one from time to time, graciously purring as I massage in the shampoo.

It's such a hard life, isn't it?

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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