You got off lightly. It was a full 6 months before my huge black puma of a cat would come near me after the one and only time I had to bath him! He'd had a bit of an accident in the cat carrier on his way to the vet and was literally dripping with tom cat wee. I was on my own and he'd have ripped me to shreds if I'd tried to hold him so after some thought I put him in his plastic cat carrier, filled the bath with warm/tepid water and a good squirt of pet shampoo and carefully dipped the whole thing into the water making sure his head was clear of the water A few quick dips and a rinse and we were done. He was furious.