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Cat Washing Apparatus

Have your cat clean and smelling good without claw marks
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Cats are very snuggly. But when they never get a bath, the situation takes a turn for the worse. But whenever you try to bathe your little feline friend, you inevitably get scratched up beyond recognition. So some kind of apparatus is needed in order to give it a proper scrubbing without a claw in your side the whole time. This is my plan: A crane-like device hangs over the bathtub with ergonomically-designed straps on the end of the crane arm to comfortably secure your cat over the tub. Then turn the crank to lower your cat's legs into the tub to soak them. Bathe your cat normally, and raise him out. Dry. And now you have a cat that is fresh and clean without any spilled blood on your part!
Ruuffus, Oct 13 2002

How to bath a cat http://f2.org/humour/catbath.html
[Helium, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

...or in the sink http://www.ebaumsworld.com/kittybath.html
[Helium, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

As a last resort... http://www.petsmart...product_25009.shtml
[Helium, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Feel lucky, Punk? http://www.galanter...llery%202/angry.jpg
Arch7/8 [thumbwax, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Truth http://sallini.com/.../cathavingabath.jpg
or Consequences [thumbwax, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Toilet method http://freepages.ge...t-Bath11-5-1999.jpg
so easy, even a 3-year-old can do it [thumbwax, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Wet http://wwno.uno.edu/henri/max2.jpg
and angry-looking [thumbwax, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Cat from Hell http://www.sltrib.c...o/staff/al/np4.html
[thumbwax, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Oh no! http://www.cybersal...ages/u-z/wetcat.jpg
Fluffy's not fluffy! [thumbwax, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Someone's gonna die http://www.giveusah...k/funny/wet_cat.JPG
[thumbwax, Oct 13 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

How to Bathe a Cat http://www.kappa-ps...master/bathecat.htm
Cat Bathing as a Martial Art [mwburden, Oct 14 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Portable Cat-Washing system http://www.army-tec...es/tenix/tenix2.jpg
For cats and kittens of all sizes. [8th of 7, Oct 14 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       I pity you. they have l o n g memories.
po, Oct 13 2002

       this device could also double as a ducking stool for cats thats practise witchcraft
sheepman, Oct 13 2002

       [Helium], that's halarious. The toilet method seems like it could be quite effective, if used properly. I hope 8th isn't up this late...
BinaryCookies, Oct 13 2002

       Meet dustin. He loves baths, he lives for baths, and that is right after he has spent 24 hours licking himself sterile. I have witnesses. (He scratches me if I don't let him have a bath.)   

       (btw, [ruuufuwhatever] welcome to the bakery. One suggestion. If it's about cats, it may have already been done, not needed, or cruel. Just a bit of advice.)
blissmiss, Oct 14 2002

       I used to have a job cleaning cats, and you have no idea how hard it is to get all that hair off of your toungue at the end of the day. Seriously though, the first automated cat bathing apparatus was invented by Puisset le'Catto in 1763, he called it the megre d'laver and only used it on the fourth day of every month, (the date of the inventions completion), which is why the english named the feline species "cat" it is derived from the french word for four, quatre.   

       Baked. Carwash. The spinny kind..
Mr Burns, Oct 14 2002

       Use the natural approach and breed a giant cat tongue that you could rub the animal on.
dare99, Oct 14 2002

       Oh, yes, my cats would just love to be strapped into a harness over a tub of hot water. They're far too stupid to realise what's going on, let alone remember for next time.   

       Sorry, Ruuffus, but no.
egbert, Oct 14 2002

       Premium cat-washing technbology; see link. Useful also for travel - guaranteed to blow a cat clear into the middle of next week ....
8th of 7, Oct 14 2002

       8th: Congratulations, kitty... you get to drink from the FIRE HOSE!! </UHF>
Mr Burns, Oct 14 2002

       ruufus, Once this idea runs it's course you should change the name to "Car Washing Cat Apparatus".   

       You'll get a second run for your money even though we'll both have to stay after class...
hollajam, Oct 14 2002

       sorry about this idea. it was pretty lame.
Ruuffus, Oct 14 2002

       its not always about croissants and fishbones. welcome to the halfbakery, Ruuffus.
po, Oct 14 2002

       Ruuffus, inappropriate bakery ideas get slaughtered early and don't get to hang around for the fun of "roasting." You underestimate how on target your idea is for the *cat*agory. Here have a croissant.
hollajam, Oct 14 2002

       Ruuffus, let's experiment. Watch what I do in a minute.
hollajam, Oct 14 2002

       At the risk of sounding a bit old and crusty, please could someone point me to some relevancy to the bakery with all this chat?
blissmiss, Oct 14 2002

       The browser refresher button? ;-)
hollajam, Oct 14 2002

       Uhhm.. I would say the anon edit/delete button might be a better and more appropriate option.
blissmiss, Oct 14 2002


       You don't have to bath cats. They handle it themselves.
waugsqueke, Oct 14 2002

       I uasually just throw my cat in our pool once in a while.
Gulherme, Oct 15 2002


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