The litter of kittens I have been fostering for the past few months have gotten large enough that they want to be able to explore outside of their blocked in area they have been in. So, I’ve given them free run of my spare dining room for now. With all of this exercise and the fact that they’re eating more food that is mainly a combination of formula and canned food I call kitten gruel, it has resulted in some messy situations. Some of the kittens have decided the best place to take in their gruel is putting themselves in the center of it! They get wet and messy by doing this, and I have to clean them all at the end, to prevent them from getting sick. They don’t love bath time, but it’s for their own goods for what they did. When I am done, towel drying isn’t enough for kittens this fragile. Since, it helps to make it so they aren’t dripping wet as they are too small to walk around with wet cat hair for fear of illness, my solution to this problem was to take my portable gas furnace and set it up in the washroom with them. It provides heating while they’re bathing, so they don’t get too chilled while still wet. As they are resting in front of the gas furnace it keeps them nice and cozy warm which helps them to dry faster. I really love using the gas furnace rather than having to manually dry them off with something similar to a hair dryer. While a portable gas furnace helps to reassure myself and others that they’re staying warm, something perhaps like a fan alternative would possibly do. Next, once they’re nice and dry, I can let them back into the spare dining room again to run around and play around all over again. I just love to hang out in there and watch them frolic as they do. Really, they are just so cute, especially after they’ve been bathed and their fur gets extra fluffy after being dried by the heater.