Mrs. Ritchie informs me that, in the next episode of the further adventures of Marmalade the shaved cat, Marm's parents are upset that, now hairless, he rolls in the dirt and then licks himself until he makes mud.
So they decided to bath him.
This is a bad tempered cat who has previously been tossed into a kiddy's wading pool and a bathtub. So he is aware of water. And he don't care for it.
Marmalade's dad now sports bone-deep gouges that run from wrist to elbow on both inner forearms.
Eva's friend's new cat fell into the toilet the other night. So she dried her off on her brother's towel because he's the one who left the lid up.
The rabbits who own the neighbourhood are turning brown. They must get pretty itchy when they shed because yesterday I watched one of them roll around on its back in a dirt spot on the neighbour's lawn. They have zero fear. They are like a lupine Chuck Norris.