Some of you may remember a post I wrote (which no longer exists) about bathing Thomas, our cat. His ancestry seems to be that of a Maine Coon Cat, descended from felines who came with Scandinavian ships to New England. His undercoat is very wooly. He even has fur between his toes. Over time he starts looking pretty scruffy, even with a lot of combing. So occasionally a bath is necessary.
My experience has been that cats get hysterical in a bathing situation. But Thomas is almost tolerant of the process. He lets me hose him down. And pour on the flea and tick shampoo. He does not love this. He accepts it. He is master of THE LOOK. By the time we get to the rinse he is ready to have it finished. It must feel better to be clean because he endures the whole process with very little complaint. Still, with that LOOK, I worry about what may happen to me in my sleep. Fortunately the warm weather means he will not be wet for long. It takes several days of combing to get him spiffy again.