Brutus Gets A Bath

Mrs. Schmenkman  has three outside cats. Nellie lives on the back deck, Tux lives in the garage, and Brutus Beefcake lives on the front porch.

Brutus Beefcake is a big old bruiser of a cat. A hunter of all the little critters Schmenky so loves. A dirty old tom cat. Literally, dirty.

I guess Schmenky has bathed him before, but  unfortunately I think I was the cause of his indignation this time.

I commented last year that petting him felt yukky. Brutus, I am so sorry.

Capturing him was the easy part. He is very loving and affectionate, he walked his dirty self right into her arms. When he saw the stairs, he meowed. Knowingly.


He has an unusual mouth shape because he has had some major dental work. He lost some fang teeth in a tom cat run in. He looks thrilled to be there.


The paw killed me. It was his lifeline to the real world.


This is my happy face.


Schmenky scrubbed and lathered, and picked this and that out of his fur.


He lost some of his shirt.


He looked pitiful and humiliated, but he bore it stoically. I was feeling guilty about my part in the whole affair.


Double pawed lifeline.




He looked so handsome and fluffy! He needed to eat a little something to calm his nerves.


He even smelled good! It’s all about the maintenance Brutus.



  1. Capri L said,

    June 1, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    Great pics Schmenky!

  2. deb said,

    June 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    L.O.L. But despite it all, he kept his dignity.

  3. Carol said,

    June 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Love your stories! Kitty Kats & baths. very cute.

  4. honey said,

    June 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM


  5. honey said,

    June 2, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    I hope Lisa managed to wash and clean Big Brutus’s, Bovine sized,Brash,Brilliant,Baffling,Boisterous,Blissful,Buxom,Beaming,
    Bodacious, Big, Beautiful, Bacterial, covered Balls !!!!!!! Oh thats right she took care of that in another way———- poor kitty !!!!

  6. caprilis said,

    June 2, 2012 at 5:27 AM

    *SNORT* Good one Honey!

  7. June 5, 2012 at 5:10 AM

    […] Brutus got a bath for the occasion, check out Schmenky’s blog for the proof!   […]

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