I have this stray cat, Frodo, who my husband and I took in last summer. He is such a cool cat, and much better behaved than our other three. He’s also gorgeous with long fur, which is the problem. Frodo gets poopy. Nasty poop that hangs off his butt and that you can smell a mile away.

 Frodo is also very private about his butt. He can’t stand to have it cleaned and yowls a fighting cry, which causes the other cats to run in and attack. Since I’m now officially knocked up, I’m supposed to avoid cat poop. Hubby attempted to clean Frodo by himself. First he used a paper towel, which did no good. Then he got the brilliant idea to stick Frodo’s butt in some warm soapy water. Hubby screamed loud enough to wake the dead, and now has multiple gashes on his shoulders, arm, and hand. I finally wrapped the cat in a blanket and held him while Hubby trimmed the offensive clumps.

The whole job is nasty, and Frodo is so sensitive about his hind end – made for an awful end to the evening (especially since hubby got blood on the sheets and duvet cover).

Does anyone have experience in this area that they can share?

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