Saturday, March 6, 2010

Before and After

Ambrose and I were having a perfectly good game of chase in the dog park when Barbara took a look at us and decided that something had to be done.

She said that I looked "tufty and disheveled". Very rude of her I think. When she starts talking that way, I know that I am in for a session of dog grooming torture.

Then she made remarks about my "bedroom slipper feet" and I knew there was no hope that I would escape it.

Regular readers of the blog know that I hate being bathed and groomed. Barbara has desensitized me to all the evil implements of dog grooming torture but I still don't like it. Goofy boy that he is, Ambrose does not seem to mind it at all.

I find it stressful even though I get lots of treats when she tortures me.

Just look at the evil implement that she is using on my paw fur! I think that she got it from that TV show 24 when they try to make someone tell where the nuclear weapons are hidden.

Then we had to go Max's Dog Wash and Torture place for baths. I refuse to have my picture taken in the bath anymore. It is humiliating! Here are a couple of pictures of Ambrose in the bath. Even though he likes being brushed, he doesn't like the bath either.

Every time I have to suffer through this torture, Barbara tells me that it is important for my health and well being for me to be groomed and bathed. It is her responsibility to check my skin and ears for parasites and icky conditions and if my fur gets matted it will be hard for me to move properly. I think she is full of it.

So I suffered through it all and now she tells me I look lovely. Well of course I do but I am NOT happy.


Mango said...

Well, I think you are lovely both well groomed and looking all wild, but that's just me. Nice tub, though.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

You do look quite beautiful, Niamh! But I am sorry you had to be subjected to so many things you don't like!


PS: You won't think I'm terminally weird because I like baths, will you?

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

You look very beautiful!
Sorry you don't care to much for a bath, neither does Toby!

The Musketeers said...

Looking great after some snip snap and a nice bathe ;)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You do look great now. We think Mom should just take you to the lake and let you bath yourselves.. He he

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Holly feels your pain, Niamh. She is not keen on being brushed either. Zac is like Ambrose, he doesn't care.

We bet you fealt really good after though. :)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

oops..forgot to say, thank you for comments about the watermarks on ours. :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
Sooo you two had a nice spa day!
I have been waiting for a bath but... no luck!
Kisses and hugs

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, Niamh - I do think you look beautiful although I can sympathise with you about the torture bit too! I'm really lucky coz I have a very short, single coat so I hardly need grooming (and actually I quite enjoy grooming with my Zoom Groom - it's sort of like a massage) but I HATE baths, even though Hsin-Yi started socialising me to them when I was a tiny puppy and took it very slowly and gave me lots of treats & praise, etc...I will stand nicely to be washed and do everything I am told and I'm not scared or anything but I do it with THAT LOOK on my face - I just don't like it!!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Samantha said...

Oh Niahm - you look pawsitively bootiful after your spa treatments! Mom does all that stuff to me on a regular basis and I don't really mind it except that I could be using the time to run around friskily or be eating or something much more interesting, right? I just find it boring. But I like getting brushed out and my feet-and-between-toes rub! I almost go into a trance! You really love gorgeous!
Big Hugs xo

Twinkietinydog said...

I hear you Niahm, as a matter of fact I feel you, my furiend. Even Ambrose looked strange wet

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom said that evil slipper-foot word to me yesterday, Niamh, so I'm thinking that I'll be on the grooming table soon too! It does get to be torturous the older you get. UGH!
You and Ambrose have the most beautiful shiny furs!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thundering Herd said...

Oh, the horror. Our hu-dad says our spring bath time is coming soon. Noooooo.