Saturday, February 7, 2009

Spa Day

I had a great time tracking yesterday morning with my BFF Ayla. We both found all our articles and I got sausage biscuit (yum!) and Ayla got steak! Then Barbara said that I was going to have a spa day. I thought that sounded like a great idea and had visions of mud baths, aromatherapy, massages and delicious spa cuisine.

Liar, liar, pants on fire! I was horrified to find myself at Max's Dog Wash and that Barbara had her bag of torture implements with her. I think that these gruesome tools look like they were invented by someone at the CIA!

Of course I had to have a bath, get trimmed and blown dry. I cannot stand the blow dryer.

Here are my before and after pictures.


Not Tufty

Why did I have to undergo this cruelty to animals you ask? So I could get my picture taken for Mangominster 2009.

My Relentlessly Huge friend Mango has uncovered a big conspiracy in the judging of the Westminster Dog Show and has decided to run his own unbiased event in protest. All dogs are welcome, AKC or not. You can go to his blog to check out the rules and you have until Sunday at noon to send him your pictures. I am entering the Sporting Group and all I can say is that the prizes better be really good to make up for this grooming dog torture.


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Oh you poor, poor Niamh! How cruel and awful! But you do look quite lovely!

I have also entered the sporting category in Mango-Minster, in my supreme scruffy, untrimmed GLORY! This is fun!

Your Friend,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
Sure you don't look happy in those pictures and yes, they look like torture devices!
But you have to admit you look beautiful after that!
The Mangominster show is going to be pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

Ludo van puppy said...

All that torture was worth it cos you look beautiful!
~lickies, Ludo

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh poor Niamh getting look furry pretty in your MangoMinster photo but we thought oyur tuftys looked cute too :o)
Slobbers xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Those torturous devices sure look very familiar to us, Niamh!
We didn't get all gussied up for the Mango Minster's challenge like you did so we're guessing that you'll blow us all out of the water with your beauty!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Deefor said...

What is with humans and baths? What's wrong with looking tufty? I think Tufty would be a good doggie name. I don't see my humans using wire brushes on their fur.


Hero said...

My mom has those very same torture devices! I hate them with a passion and the second I see my mom coming towards me with them I try to slink off to my crate. No amount of cheese bribery or belly rubs can ever make me love them. You look gorgeous after your grooming! I just got groomed this past Wednesday and now I look like a sissy puppy instead of a manly windblown beast!


Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by. Yep them meatballs looked so tasty while the Mommy was making them. I sat by the table hoping she would drop some but NO. She never lets me have raw meat even though that's what does in the wild ate.

I was just getting ready to leave a comment that I had an award for you when I saw you stopped by. Did you pock up yout award?


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You poor dear have to endure that torture.
We also entered Mango's contest. Herding of course..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

Hi Niamh! Ayla got STEAK?! Yum! The sausage biscuit sounds good, too! Sorry you had to endure all that stylin', but you do look pretty darn good. I'm in the Sporting category, too.

See you at Mango Minster!

The Cole Crew said...

Well you look great. I am sure you'll forget all about it soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh poor you Niamh!Those tools look super scary! They make me glad that I be short haired and don't need them tools!!!
Love Scotty x

Pedro said...


Those definitely look like implements of torture! My mom uses the furminator on Ziggy and that when I see it I run! Ziggy seems to like it though (he's odd). I keep hearing about the Westminster debacle and Mango too. I'm going to have to check out Mango cause he is one GIANT dawg! His little toe is probably bigger than me!