I have owned cats for 40 years (my has it been that long?....) and I have had 2 Persians and 2 Himalayan over the years. I currently have a new addition. He is a seal lynx point Himalayan and he will be 7 months old on the 28th of Jan. He likes water and is easy to bathe. He just got neutered and has finally healed (he had one testicle that was not descended and has a 2 inch incision) so I can give him his second bath since coming. Before he even got his first bath he had started scratching. The vet saw no fleas (neither have I) and the skin looks fine. He has scratched the fur off almost completely in one spot. He has also pulled the fur off of the insides of his legs. I have never encountered this. he is a very playful kitten and seems well adjusted now that he has been here 3 months.