In other news, my mom's kitten came through her spay and declaw with flying colors and is at home recuperating with Mom. Plenty of pain meds and and antibiotics, plus Mom stayed home from work today to care for her. And yes, I wish she hadn't declawed her, but I tried my best to convince her not to and it didn't work. :( At least the kitten seems to be perfectly okay and in no pain, and I suppose it's well enough since the resident 13 year old cat is declawed too. But anyway, hugs to Star!
And my kitties forgave me for bathing them about two hours after it was over, i.e. after they managed to dry off. Though why they think licking themselves makes them dry faster, I have no idea. :)