I have 3 cats. Serena, Big Boy and Oliver.
Serena is the Queen Bitch who is anal about keeping herself clean, keeping the litterboxes clean and she even cleans up the food that the boys push out of the food dish. She's pretty low maintenance, even though she is a long haired cat.
Big Boy is pretty low maintenance too. The occasional face wash is about all I have to do. He's a white Persian with a very smooshed in nose so his eyes always drain and make these black icky trails on his face.
Then there is Oliver. He has the most hair of all of them. Thick, thick hair. And he could care less how he looks. Or smells. We think he's proud of it, actually, because when he uses the litterbox... he leaves it uncovered for all of us to smell and be proud. Thats where Serena comes in and covers it for him. We all had had enough of how he smelled lately and today he got a bath. He hates baths... with a passion. He's not climbing the wall or anything, he sits through them but he hates them.
But he loves the part that comes next.... this is a cat who hates to be brushed, hates baths but you put a blow dryer on him and he's in heaven. Don't mind his crabby look - he always looks like that. His face does not match his personality at all. He's such a lover.
Oliver had adopted Demon #1 as his own. It's her cat now. He sleeps with her, plays on the computer with her... she's his. So today I told her, "it's your cat... you do it". I gave him the bath because he can be a little hard to handle - thats not all fur, there's lots of muscle under all that fuzz! But she's in the bathroom now blow drying & brushing him. It takes about 1/2 hour to dry him completely. I'm surprised she hasn't asked me if she can be done yet!
It's -19 outside and we have a leaky house... I can't let him run around the house wet. She's gotta finish the job.
And the end result.... she did a good job!!!