Friday, March 21, 2008

Perfectly Good Day - Ruined

I had a great morning. We woke up early and headed over to the dog park where I had a great run with a nice collie and a chow mix. Then I met my friend Amiga to do some tracking. I found many articles with roast beast in them and Barbara was pleased with how well I followed the track on the turns. I returned home for a nap while Barbara went to work. I thought that when she got back we could go for a nice walk. But NO! She said "Niamh you smell like a dog. You must have a bath." Of course I smell like a dog, I am a dog for goodness sakes. What am I supposed to smell like - a squirrel??

We went to Max's Dog Wash where I had to get in the tub and get wet down, soaped up and rinsed off. It was horrible. Even though I got treats through out, I was miserable as you can see from my photos.

Then I had to get on the grooming table and get blown dry which I think is cruelty to animals and worse than the bath itself if that is possible.

I think people are obsessed with baths. They have entire rooms in their houses to devoted to the practice which seems a waste of space to me. They should skip the baths and showers and just stay nice and smelly.


Ayla said...

You look mighty unhappy in those photos. And I know exactly how you feel. Sandi tells me she is tired of washing me and then having to wash the bathroom, since I shake wet hair all over the walls and tile floor!

I just don't understand it! I love running through mud, and Herman lets me do it (he thinks it's funny), but he isn't the one who grooms me either. I've been on one of those grooming tables - when I've had my hair done at Bed and Bone. Thankfully we don't have one at our house. Please don't tell Sandi about Max's.

Your friend, Ayla

Amber-Mae said...

Yeah, you do look very very unhappy...Bathing is just torturous! Who invented baths anyway? Oh, the humans. How can I not know? BOL! Baths are never for dogs. We are always supposed to smell & look like dogs. Mommy always tells me that too. "Amber, you smell like a dog!" And then she forces me to take bath. Whenever it's my turn, I will unwillingly get up & walk towards her but very pathetically. I drag my feet on the ground with head down. I know, very sad. Baths should be banned once & for all! Agree? Someone needs to start a petition, seriously.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Niamh...
I am TOTALLY with you...baths are SO overrated. Stinky is good...stinky is VERY good!!!

Lots of Licks!

Dory and Liza said...

Niamh -

Great blog - thanks for visiting mine. I know exactly how you feel about baths - baths or any type of "health care" can ruin a great day!

Dory the LabraDory

Maggie & Mitch said...

We don't like baths any more than you do! It's a waste of time!

Happy Easter, Niamh!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

JB's Big World said...

You don't look happy, but I bet you felt great afterwards!
Do you like cats? I like dogs......

Gus and Louie said...

Now that really sucks. Not even a nice trip to the lake to get wet... What were they thinking?

Happy Easter!!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie