I remember giving our cat a bath during my teen years.  Close the glass doors on the tub, add an appropriate amount of water, climb in with the cat and watch the cat try to jump over the doors.  After a few minutes of this activity, there was a noticeable change of demeanor as resignation took hold.  Crying was noted.  At least my skin stayed in one piece.  One time, dad decided to apply flea powder to the cat post bath and the cat had had enough.  This was expressed by cat sending dad to the ER.