"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, May 22, 2009

The wet dog blog

Paddy has had his first bath chez Jennyta today. In fact, for all I know it could be his first bath ever because he certainly didn't seem to have much idea about what was going on. Still, he was very good in the bath. It was when he got out that he went berserk, sliding all round the bathroom floor, fighting with the towel and, of course, shaking himself furiously. Then I opened the bathroom door - yes I had had the foresight to close the bedroom doors before we started - and charged up and down the stairs at the speed of light before being let back into the living room.
Now, he's screwed himself into the smallest ball possible and squashed himself into the corner of the armchair. You can almost hear him thinking,
"Well, I ain't gonna do that again in a hurry!"


Jay said...

Aww ... poor little chap is probably cold! Or is that only greyhounds after a bath? I used to have to put 'bathrobes' on mine after a bath, unless it was a very hot day.

Is he regretting coming home with you yet? LOL!

Flighty said...

That sounds like such a familiar tale! I think that bathtime with pets always provide some wonderfully funny stories.
It'll be interesting to see how he reacts next time!
Have a good weekend! xx

Rosie said...

I remember it well when we had our dogs. They both did that. We used to plan it so when dried them quickly with a towel and then opened all the doors and let them run outside quickly. So they could run around outside and shake as much as they like.

Jennyta said...

No, he wasn't cold, Jay, just over-excited, I think. He hasn't yet told me how he feels about being here. ;)
Thanks, Flighty, You too.
Rosie, the problem with running outside is that he would roll around the lawn and get dirty again. :(

Arthur Clewley said...

that sounds like Mrs Clewley when I put the wrong bubble bath in her's

Jennyta said...

Ooh! Such personal attention, Arthur. ;)


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