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LOL Cats Really Made Me Laugh

I was such a bad mother. Here’s the problem. Life doesn’t come with instructions. You get faced with new situations, you just have to do the best you can. You might think your parents know a lot, but we are just like you – sometimes we are over our heads.

The first time we moved to Florida, our cats got fleas. The whole house got fleas! We had to give the cats flea-shampoos and we had to flea-proof the house.

Here’s where I was a bad mother. I made our son shampoo the cats. We did it as a team, but he was the one who had to stand in the shower and do the actual shampooing. I was the one who caught the second cat and held her while he shampooed the first cat (it was a walk-in shower with a door that shut, so once inside, the cat couldn’t get out) and then I towel-dried the totally-freaked-out cat while my son shampooed the second cat, etc.

My son – my hero. There is a part of me that still feels guilty for making him to the shampooing. It’s because we didn’t have the chain mail:

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

October 8, 2009 - Posted by | Adventure, Family Issues, Florida, Pets |


  1. loooooooooooooooooooool love the photo!

    Our dogs never had fleas, but “wash the dog” did show up as a fairly regular item on our chores lists. I remember Sporty D preferring to do the washing, I think because drying often involved chasing a wet dog around and then being doused while he/she stood just out of reach and shook off the water. And I preferred drying to the wounded looks that would come my way during the group shower 🙂

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | October 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hehe this I like!

    Comment by Mathai | October 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. LLLOOOLLLL that my sister, your mother, gave you guys the chore of washing the dog! Oh, the guilt!

    LLOOLL, Mathai, it makes me laugh every time I see it! Only a pet owner can really really get it.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 10, 2009 | Reply

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