“I’m a cat person,” she said, to no one’s surprise. But somehow, even though I’ve always lived with cats, I haven’t actually bathed one before. I suppose it’s because I’ve never had a long-haired cat — until Gigi. Gigi, short for Gorgeous Girl, is a super fluffy, super squishy tortoiseshell cat, and before you ask — yes, she is perfection personified, and yes, she definitely has tortitude.
Despite being the crowning staple of her feisty attitude, her luscious, immaculate coat, gets a lot of stuff in it — small sticks, wet cat food, dirt — and really holds smells (I even made a list of all the weird things she’s smelled like, including Hot Topic and cold sweat). So I decided to give the kin+kind waterless shampoo a shot to see if it would get the scent of the day — dust? Chicharrones? Nag champa? — out of her fur. Here’s how it went.