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Videos We Love: These Cats Prove the Best Baths Take Teamwork

Whether they're bathing each other or stoically enduring a good scrubdown, these cats know bath time is better when you bring a friend.

Angela Lutz  |  Jan 16th 2015


I’m not such a fan of showering, especially in the winter. I know it is necessary because we live in a society and no one likes the smelly kid and all that jazz, but when coupled with my increasingly complex hair and beauty regimens (which seem to grow more extensive with each passing year), sometimes the time commitment can feel like an exhausting and tedious chore. Perhaps the cats in these videos have the right idea: Just get someone else to do the dirty work for you — even if that means you receive an extensive tongue bath.

1. How to bathe a BUB

Apparently space alien/perma-kitten/magical critter Lil BUB is an extraordinarily messy kitty who needs a good scrub down at least every other month. No surprise here: Even BUB’s angry noises are adorable and otherworldly, like a friendly muppet trying to let you know you’ve parked too close to the curb.

2. Interspecies bath time

Forget all that nonsense about fighting like cats and dogs. This tuxedo cat-Chihuahua duo shows that the world is a better place when we all get along — and lick each other’s faces, of course.

3. Always wash your hands

This insanely tiny tabby kitten is very concerned about the cleanliness of his human’s thumb. I’m pretty sure the little guy’s mug should be posted in restrooms and hand-washing stations nationwide during flu season. Kitten says wash ’em!

4. Getting cleaned up before bed

If you’re having a rough day, take three minutes and watch adorable Jasmine and Bella’s shared pre-naptime bath. It is the most perfect kind of meditative zen. When my own cats pull crap like this, I stop whatever I’m doing and stare in awe. Weird? Maybe, but it’s the little things, right?

5. Love bites

Under different circumstances, Ava the cat and Nibbles the rabbit might not have been friends. We’re really glad it worked out, because now we get to revel in their adorable bath-time antics, including kitty love bites. Love bites are, of course, terrifying to the uninitiated — at first I thought my cat was trying to eat my face. But I’ve learned to relax and just let it happen.

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