So glad it went well, Nora!
My dear departed Mary Alice needed a few baths her last years - she was a very large, very long haired, very lazy and fairly lump like cat, and my DP, bless her heart, told me it would be easy. DP got into the shower, NAKED, and I just deposited the angry and confused cat in the tub and closed the shower doors. Horrible howls came out from behind the fogged doors, but no screams from the human, nor was there any (visible) blood on the doors. A few minutes later, DP told me I could get the cat - now appearing 1/3 her size, despondent, and still making pitiful yowls at steady 4 second intervals, she bolted from the tub when I opened the door, into my waiting towel, and then took what appeared to be a four hour bath once she was dry enough to let out of the towel.
DP was unscathed. They repeated this performance a half dozen times before kitty got too old and fragile to bathe and we had to go to warm washcloths only. DP never got so much as a scratch. I still think she's got some magic talent, and nerves of steel, to face that without even underpants. LOL