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JapanaHow: Tips for Bathing Your Catgirl

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No need for a cat-astrophe

Hello, and welcome to JapanaHow, our new semi-regular How-To column covering the basics of life once you've Made Anime Real. 

If you're one of the growing number of people who've Made Anime Real, you may find yourself the proud guardian of a brand-new Catgirl or Catboy. These animal-eared companions are usually capable of self-grooming, but sometimes they'll need help if they wandered into a sticky situation. These simple tips will help you keep your cat-eared companion clean and healthy.

1.) Assess your Catgirl's needs

Every Catgirl or Catboy is different, and this goes for grooming as much as personality. Before beginning the bath, ask yourself a few questions: Is your Catgirl a human with cat ears or a human-shaped cat? What type of coat do they have? Is their fur confined to the head and scalp or does it extend downward into a set of clothing-like strips on the body (also known as the "Felicia" cut)? The answers to those questions can influence everything from the type and quantitiy of shampoo called for to the need to use soap or other human-targeted bathing tools.

2.) Make your Catgirl want to bathe

This step may be difficult, and will depend on your Catgirl's personality, as well as your relationship to your Catgirl. Playful Catgirls may be happy to take a bath with you, and in cases where you are your Catgirl's master (or they your maid), they may be obliged to follow your commands. More adventurous or headstrong Catgirls may need more cajoling, or even a bit of trickery to get into the bathing state of mind. Try placing favored treats, precious gems, or high-level equipment in the bathing area to attract them to the location.

3.) Do not ambush your Catgirl

This is important. Catgirls, like cats, have keen senses and a hunting instinct, and can become violent if shocked or cornered. It is unlikely that a mere human would be able to take them by surprise. Furthermore, ambushing a Catgirl, even with the best of intentions, can be interpreted by authorities as harassment, coercion, or even assault . A Catgirl's consent is required before any bathing takes place. 

4.) Comfort your Catgirl when it's over

This can be a fun and engaging activity for both of you. Catgirls may be cold after bathing, and will likely want to stay warm as they dry out. Pet or stroke your Catgirl gently (within the limits of the law), and be rewarded by appreciative mewling or cooing.

[Special thanks to WikiHow, Sketcher2007, Kedama, Mako Tatekawa, and Hisashi Kawata]

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