03/10/2017 – Friday “Fun”

Pia floof and dirty ears - © Colehauscats.com

Pia floof and dirty ears – © Colehauscats.com

Did you know that ginger cats and in particular, ginger girls tend to have ear issues, and some of those issues are the result of dirty ears? Nope, we didn’t know it either. And then we brought Sunny into the fold and if you recall, she was taking multiple medications and treatments for her severe ear infections before we helped tame that beast.

Turns out Pia, Ms. FloofCheeks, has somehow gained all kinds of waxy ear gunk of late and so, guess who has to have her ears cleaned every couple of weeks now?

Unhappy over ear cleaning - © Colehauscats.com

Unhappy over ear cleaning – © Colehauscats.com

Good thing we learned how to do this with very minimal injury to ourselves or the ear gunk collector and relatively quickly, too. Sorry, sweetie. It’s you, us, ear cleaning fluid, and some cotton balls later today. How fun!

26 responses to “03/10/2017 – Friday “Fun”

  1. Thankfully I don’t have problems with my ears, though I do not like having them touched too much. Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh no, we are so sorry. Mom wishes she had a second pair of hands around here for moments like this.

  3. Oh Pia! At least you’ve got professional cat-ear-cleaners to do the job…no amateurs!

  4. We have noticed a much higher amount of gunk in Lucy’s ears too, and have to clean them out regularly.

  5. We did not know this. Mom doesn’t remember problems with previous ginger, MacKenzie, who was a boy, and hasn’t noticed anything with Cooper Murphy. But thanks for the head’s up. Poor PIa. Hope she gets some treats when the procedure is finished. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  6. she is sooo lucky to have you! xoxo

  7. I had no idea about female gingers and ear problems! Poor Pia. I guess great floofy beauty comes with less desirable traits sometimes 🙂

  8. Such a fun way to start the weekend…NOT!

  9. Prancie gets frequent ear infections, I didn’t realize it was common in ginger girls.

  10. MOL I love the paw testing the waters.
    I hear you on the cleaning. I don’t have ear problems…but evidently mom has problems when I don’t clean my eyes on a regular basis and she
    cleans them….I don’t like that
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. Oh Pia, that image of you is purrfect.

    Emma and Buster

  12. I hope ruddy-colored Somali cats don’t count as ginger, because I’d hate to add that to my grooming chores! It does not sound like fun!

  13. I get a waxy left ear and my mum cleans it for me every week, or more often if it needs it. It’s disgusting and smells of strawberries. So girlie!!!

  14. WE did not know that. So far the ginger cats here don’t seem to have ear problems. Hope the ear problems clear up soon.

  15. We didn’t know that! Poor Pia! Not a good way to spend the day.

  16. Our mom is always checking our ears for dirt.

  17. Whoa! I’m glad I’m not ginger colored. Actually no one would get in there unless I was sedated.

  18. meowmeowmans

    Really? That’s one thing we never knew about orange kitties, especially females! Have, erm, um … fun! 🙂


  19. Oh, Pia, it sounds like you and Sunny will need to do some commiserating. You sure are lucky to have peeps so well-trained in this! The ginger around here is my boy Evan, and he is a lucky boy with no ear issues. Purrs!

  20. TBT looks into my ears weekly. I don’t like that much, but he does it when I am calm and sitting on his lap/ I have clean ears. ~ MARLEY

  21. Pia, when I was little I had some ear problems that had to be taken care of. In one picture of me taken after the vet had cleaned my ears, I showed off my helicopter ear pose! Know what Hemingway told me? Humans sometimes have to have their ears cleaned out, too!!!
    Growing purrs……Steinbeck

  22. My vet says gingers are more prone to teeth issues too.

  23. Strangely enough–here it is Amarula who has all the ear gunk! But I think she puts it in there herself so she doesn’t have to hear me!

  24. spittythekitty

    There had better be tasty treats and lots of ’em come ear-cleaning time. Lots. XOXOXO

  25. I didn’t know that about gingers. Hope Pia forgives you quickly after the cleaning.