Close to Home by John McPherson for May 15, 2024

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    ronaldspence  about 1 month ago

    that about covers it

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    kingdiamond69  about 1 month ago

    True story!

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    red_tape  about 1 month ago

    could also apply to giving a cat a pill

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    The Orange Mailman  about 1 month ago

    I’m confused. What happened here?

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    Curly Fries  about 1 month ago

    Cat-Astrophe Shampoo … wash and rinse!

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    Dobie  Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Enough said!

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    E.Z. Smith Premium Member about 1 month ago

    I know a grooming place that would have a window screen laid on top of the tub. The cat would be placed on the screen, doused with a bucket of cold water, and scrubbed easily once its claws were engaged in the screen.

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    TiggerLeBounce  about 1 month ago

    LOL! I have a few war wounds from bathing and pilling cats!

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    dsatvoinde Premium Member about 1 month ago

    We had a cat once that loved bath times. You couldn’t run the water with him in the room. For some reason that scared him away for the moment. Noise maybe? But once it was run, I would call him in there and he would hop into the tub and wait to be doused and scrubbed. I referred to him as my dog in a cat suit.

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    DawnQuinn1  about 1 month ago

    For pets that need medication…ask the vet if the medicine can be compounded. Easier to give it to them as a with flavoring.

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    backyardcowboy  about 1 month ago

    Vets are now offering cat shampoos with clotting agents to help control your bleeding.

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    ladykat  about 1 month ago

    A lesson learned.

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    wongo  about 1 month ago

    That was catastrophic!

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    Aficionado  about 1 month ago

    Outstanding work, John! More than worthy of a rerun!

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    oxlid1963  about 1 month ago

    When our cat got skunk-sprayed I got a 5 gallon bucket, filled it with warm water, added some dish soap and a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide then dropped the cat into my fishing net, gave it a spin to hold him in, and gave him several good dunkings in the bucket. After dumping him out of the net and giving him a good toweling he was as good as new except instead being black he was a dark chocolate color after the peroxide had bleached him a bit. Best of all no scratches!

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    morningglory73 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Not much of an exaggeration.

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    SmashedHat  about 1 month ago

    She got off easy.

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    paranormal  about 1 month ago

    This was the last time Mabel tried to bathe the cat…

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    SofaKing  about 1 month ago

    There were no survivors.

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    Spacetech  about 1 month ago

    Cats are just Rats with color.

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    Rista  about 1 month ago

    Smart cat owners get acquainted with Purretios and oversized handbags. Purretios for pill giving and you cut holes in an old handbag for head, legs and tail then use the bag handles to hang the cat up over the sink. Then give the cat a small towel to sink his claws into while bathing the cat.

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    mistercatworks  about 1 month ago

    I had a Siamese who had to be wrapped in a towel and held by two people just to wash his head. As far as I could tell, he was able to get traction on air molecules.

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    Mike Baldwin creator about 1 month ago

    Ha! Law & Order Special Feline Unit.

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  about 1 month ago

    That cat fights dirty.

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    cuzinron47  about 1 month ago

    Fortunately this was pre-Bleeb, so Bleebs were harmed in the process.

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    wildlandwaters  about 1 month ago

    the cat did it…in the living room…with its claws…

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    Impkins  Premium Member about 1 month ago

    After seeing the size of the shampoo bottle I’m wondering how big the cat was. :)

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    wildlandwaters  about 1 month ago

    Well this is funny…not sure if an algorithm played a part in this or if it’s strictly coincidence, but an ad that popped up above the comic was for a pet hospital, and an ad that popped up below it was for United Healthcare insurance…LOL!!

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    eb110americana  about 1 month ago

    By Bob Seger.

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    Fantom Premium Member about 1 month ago

    “Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, little ball of fur,…”

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    pamela welch Premium Member about 1 month ago

    This is really funny — LOLOL

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    Buoy  about 1 month ago

    Awwww, is she taking a cat nap?

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    ars731  about 1 month ago

    Much Regretting life choices followed

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    syzygy47  about 1 month ago

    Tried to trim my GFs cat’s claws (did my own cat’s with no problem). A real fighter, and the only way was if she was in the right mood, and we’d wrap her like a purrito.

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    geese28  about 1 month ago

    Clearly she lost the fight

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    ajakimber425  about 1 month ago

    I think that’s why you really don’t give cats baths. Unless, they really, really, really need it. LOL.

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    Moonkey Premium Member about 1 month ago

    When I first glanced at today’s comic, I must have looked from the right first. I was thinking, “Hm. That is what the scene would look like if she tried to bathe a cat.” Then I saw the bottle of cat shampoo.

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