Great, the cat is clean again.
For the most part, En’ilef clean themselves in the same way as any cat: with their tongues. And, for obvious reasons, they usually do that off-screen. But there are union rules concerning what you can ask of an nekomimi actor and what not, and § 384-7 (b) clearly states that nekomimi actors cannot be required to clean themselves with their tongues if they end up covered in several layers of semi-dry demonic vomit in the course of shooting within an 80 mile radius of the studio on any other day than the 23rd of every other month during a full moon. (Yeah, those contract negotiations took quite some time, why are you asking?)
So, since there wasn’t any real alternative to stuffing K’ip into a washing machine, why not work it into the plot while I’m at it? Gregory’s magic hat, after all, makes the presence of a washing machine in a fantasy setting perfectly believable…well, perhaps not believable, as such, but technically not a plot-hole. And since magic-users need high INT, but not necessarily high WIS, it is entirely believable that Gregory would think it’s a good idea to stuff a dirty cat into a washing machine.*
K’ip himself didn’t know any better, of course, never having seen a washing machine before. But he survived the experience without any major damage…in fact, he didn’t even get dizzy. He’s been going in circles so much in the course of his adventure, the trip in the washing machine even felt vaguely familiar to him.
So K’ip’s now clean, dry, cozy…and just, perhaps, a little bit fluffier than he normally aspires to be. And, yeah, Gregory better conjure up a brush for this, unless he wants to use his tongue. XD
More on Thurs…uh, Monday.
*Disclaimer: which isn’t really a good idea in real life.