After I wrote the following, later in the day, I was doing a cat totally different from what I said above! I forgot about this one, she is a persian, in good shape and wants it left quite long so I clip her with the A comb - lilac colour with my taxi vac. To dry her I just sit on my large grooming table, an aborber and the cat in my lap (Groomer Has It would not like this!) I then brush dry her with my stand dryer, she is very good and it takes me about 20 minutes to dry her all she is then all brushed out too.
Just a note to Loving, I charge enough for my cats, I do them alone in the shop, either before my dogs come in for the day or after. Not the most profitable way I know, but kinder on the cats - they are stressed enough being crated, riding in a car bathed and groomed without asking them to be in with dogs too jmho. Also, first thing I do is clip their nails! Front nails only if they go outside, this makes it possible to still climb a tree if a dog tries to get them. It also makes sure they cant scratch and hook you. I use the plastic cone thing from the vet if they want to bite (thanks Barb!). Put the water on low and do not let it collect it the bottom of the bath when bathing them, and I only use products that say safe for cats. And of course all doors closed - locked if there is a possiblitly of someone walking in the shop early. Good luck with your cat! Pat