A cautionary tale.
Today TS decided to paint the metal plate at the base of the hearth (round the Rayburn that wasn't moving).
The kitten was playing outside. Now she has had all her jabs we've rigged up a plank so she can come and go from the kitchen window.
Our first mistake was not to lock her out of the way in the bedroom.
Our second mistake was not to lock her out of the way in the bedroom when she came to see what TS was doing.
Our third mistake was not to lock her out of the way in the bedroom when she came back for a second look having been pushed away.
Our fourth mistake was to make a grab for her when she decided to go tripping across the freshly painted hearth.
Mistakes one through four resulted in a kitten with green paint not just on her feet but all over her belly from when she crouched down.
Now mistake number five was to try soap and water. It didn't work and did nothing for kitten human relations.
It was time to appeal to a higher authority (thanks to whoever posted info on unpainting cats on t'internet)
This is the secret of unpainting a kitten
1) get sturdy garden gloves (wet from soap and water optional)
2) get bottle of sunflower (or other vegetable) oil
3 get kitten
4) apply oil to affected areas (your clothes, walls and ceiling optional)
5) rinse off oil and paint mixture with warm soapy water
6) rinse off soap
7) spend the rest of your life atoning