Although they are considered part of the family our pets tend to be messier then our children, in some cases they are our children and we wouldn't have it any other way. In order to make the cleanup job easier and quicker we carry all the necessary pet hair removal brushes and pet stain removers. Our pet hair vacuum is designed to make pet hair pick-up easy. We have products that are used for stain removal and carpet odor removal.
Soapy water and a towel
The best approach is both sneaky and direct. Although your cat has the advantage of smarts, quickness and total lack of concern for you .... you have the advantage of size, strength, and the ability to wear protective garments.
First .... dress for the occasion. A 4-ply rubber wet suit is suggested, along with a helmet, face mask and welder's gloves. A Bathtub with a glass enclosure is preferred to the one with a shower curtain. A frenzied cat can shred one of these in about 3.5 seconds.
Have the Kitty Bubbles and towel in the enclosed bathtub area before hand. Blow drying the cat after the bath is not suggested.
Draw the water, making it a little warmer than needed as you still need to find the cat. Position everything strategically in the shower, so you can reach it even if you are face down in the tub.