A man raps to his cat (and a poll)

Well, it looks as if the government is going to shut down in about 8.5 hours. If you were going to go to the Smithsonian today, do it now.  But first, place your bets here, then I’ll show you a cat rapper:

Your reward for voting: Moshow the Cat Rapper making up a spontaneous rap as he bathes his Sphynx cat Ravioli.  Moshow has a lot more cat raps on his YouTube channel, which you can see here.

 

If you’re wondering whether Ravioli needs a bath, the answer is “yes.” Here’s part of an interview with Moshow:

As a person who has four cats myself, I’ve never actually given a cat a bath before while I was in the bath. So I think off top, can you break down what exactly Ravioli’s situation is and why you have to take that extra care with Ravioli?
Well, all four of my cats are really, really special. What you’re actually seeing, when you see me in the tub with Ravioli, all four— I call them my kids— all four of my kids are getting a bath at the same time. They are from the sphynx descent; Sushi, Tali and MegaMam they don’t have fur, they have have skin just like we do. With that comes how we get dirty, so if you don’t give them a bath, with them using their litter, just day after day, dirt builds up, it builds up oil on the skin. You have to give them baths as if they were human.

Ravioli’s a German Rex and he still has that sphynx’s descent, he only has his first two layers of fur to his [directum] which is why he’s so curly. If you see him over the course of two or three weeks, his hair starts knotting up and gets real tangly, so he has to get baths once every two and a half weeks or so.

I, too, got in the tub when bathing my late beloved cat Teddy. He was covered with motor oil when I first got him (he’d lived on the streets for three years and wandered in through the cat door covered with oil from huddling under cars in the winter). It took several baths to get him clean, and to discover that he was snow white and not yellow. To help him feel secure (and protect my nether parts), I donned a bathing suit, put about six inches of lukewarm water in the tub, and then let Teddy stand on my chest while I shampooed him.  He was a gentle cat and never balked.

21 Comments

  1. Michael Fisher
    Posted January 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Ravioli is clearly a music connoisseur… 🙂

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 19, 2018 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Yes, the govt. will fold for awhile. Too bad Trump may miss a round of golf.

    • Rita
      Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

      Why are you assuming he would miss his golf? 🙂

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted January 19, 2018 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

        I only knew he missed the golf today, Friday. That was on the news. Now the thing to see is – will he still go to Florida tomorrow while the govt. shuts down and things get really bad. We will see.

        It is now nearly 10 pm. central time and the vote is just about over. It did not pass so the shut down will happen at Midnight tonight. It should also be mentioned that this shutdown is going to be a mess because of the chaos in the white house. They do not have a clue how to do this.

    • Lurker111
      Posted January 21, 2018 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      Hah! And, strangely, you can still vote (correctly) on this poll. 🙂

  3. Posted January 19, 2018 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh I love this post. My cat sits outside of the tub and I sing to her. (I thought I was the only one who entertained their cat in a bathroom LOL!) Then after the water drains out, she jumps in and licks up the drops.

    • Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      One of my cats does this also but with a stall shower. He seems to be attracted to moving water. He often drinks from my wife’s water pik tank but he has to hit it first to make the water splash before he deems it safe to drink.

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted January 20, 2018 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

        He seems to be attracted to moving water.

        Outdoors adage : get water from the babbling brook. Obviously cats know it too.

  4. dougeast
    Posted January 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    We got bit by the last government shutdown in 2013. So yes, I think it will happen again. We were traveling in France and planned to spend a full day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. We arrived only to find it locked due to the shutdown. Lots of angry tourists mostly American. We weren’t allowed to view the cemetery but did manage to spend time walking on the beach. In itself a special experience.

    • Mark R.
      Posted January 19, 2018 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

      It’s truly amazing, all the incidental negatives of a US government shutdown…I never thought about foreign sites that would be shutdown.

      Apparently, this time ‘they’ aren’t closing down National Parks because of the backlash in ’13. (As if that will save them.) Maybe the Normandy memorial will stay open as well.

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted January 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Those who do not learn the lesson of Newt Gingrich are doomed to repeat him.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted January 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

      I don’t know. McConnell, Ryan, Trump…makes Gingrich look like a reasonable guy. They own the govt. yet they can’t do anything. Schumer and Trump are trying to make a deal and Trump still needs to get to Florida for the big $200,000 dollar a plate dinner tomorrow.

      • Posted January 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

        $200k/plate?

        • Randall Schenck
          Posted January 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

          That might be a couple? not sure. Tomorrow is his one year anniversary in the job. There are many suckers in Florida.

          • Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

            I did the googles. It -$100k per couple for the peons but $250k for those lucky couples who get sit with the Orange One himself.

            Good grief. I work paycheck to paycheck and will spend my elder years in poverty but it warms my heart to know that there are people who have the wherewithal to spend a quarter million dollars to sit next Trump for a couple of hours. Ain’t America great?

            • Mark R.
              Posted January 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

              After reading this, I need a drink! Glad it’s Friday, I have one right here.

      • Mike McCants
        Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

        Apparently $100,000 for a couple.

  6. Christopher
    Posted January 19, 2018 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Yet another govt. shutdown threat? Reminds me…I need to clean out the litter box.

    As for cat-bathing, my moggie plays in and drinks from the bath tap every chance he gets, especially with the recent below-freezing temps, since I had to leave the bath dripping overnight (only the hot side will freeze, as I found out.) so he batts at the drips, sits in the wet pool underneath, drinks it, sticks his whole head under it, then finds me and shakes himself dry next to me or sits in my bed, leaving a wet patch. He’s as bad as a d*g!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted January 20, 2018 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

      He’s as bad as a d*g!

      He’s better at being bad than a d*g!

  7. Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I gave one of my cats a shower with soap after he tangled with a skunk and got an indirect hit. He hated it but showed great appreciation when it ended.

  8. carpevita
    Posted January 20, 2018 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    Smithsonian will remain open during the weekend:

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-museums-will-remain-open-this-weekend-federal-shutdown-or-not-180967899/


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