RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Tue Mar 24, '09 3:16pm PST |
|Harvey, I told ya, mol, ya gotta use Suave baby shampoo on the kittens,
mol, their fur texture is totally different. Just the baby shampoo, nothing
else, no vinegar, no nothing else. Its shampoo/conditioner in one, I use
the strawberry scented one, they smell great!
Maine Coon's fur changes over time until they are 5 yrs old. What worked
for Bumpurr as a yearling, does not, as a 2 yr old.
Got a different formula all planned out, but could be more trial and error.
To blow dry the kittens, wrap them in a towel, so only their little head
sticks out, they are totaly enclosed, cannot get away, and cannot scratch
you. Hold on tight, they will struggle, struggle, struggle, **do not**
let go of them.
Turn on the blow dryer, and at a distance, let them see it, very very slowly
bring it towards them, very careful not to let it blow in their faces.
Blow dry over the towel, so they can hear it, and feel the sensation, going
back and forth. Some don't like it, if they can't see it, some don't like it,
if they can see it, each kitten is different, you have to see which way they
Cruiser is better if he can't see it, Cowboy likes it better if he can see it.
Bumpurr doesn't care, he just sits there, but he was like that in the
beginning too, didn't like to see it.
Once you determine, which way they like it better, just go with that.
When they stop the struggle, struggle, struggle, very very slowly, start to
take the towel off, one step at a time, do just what they will allow you to.
Keep taking the towel off, as much as they will let you. If you can't get
past a certain point, before they struggle, then that is lesson #1, thats as
far as your going to get, this time. You have to let them progress at their
own rate. Cowboy is pretty good now, Cruiser is still a challenge.
Always, always, always, end on a positive note, do what they will allow
you to, and end it on that, until the next time. What ya can't get done,
towel dry them very well, put them in a small room, and crank the
heat so they don't get cold.
Typed this once already, mol, mol, mol, now ya made me type it a second
time, mol, mol, mol, Do Not make me type it again, mol, mol, mol, I am
hungry and want to go eat supper, but gotta help my good buddy Harvey.
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