"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)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paddy's shower

Jenny seemed to be on one of those 'everything has to be clean' moods yesterday. I noticed that Keith stayed out of the way all day, so perhaps he knew something I didn't but, before I knew it, she had enticed me up to the bathroom and into the bath for a shower! She knows I don't like them, but she makes me have them anyway. Eventually, when she thought I was clean, she let me out and tried to dry me with a towel. Then she dragged me into the bedroom, not to roll on the bed, which would have been a sensible way of getting dry, but to undergo the further humiliation of being blown dry with her hairdryer. I tell you, if I'd seen the straighteners appear, I would really have lost it! She must think I'm a wimpy little poodle or something. Doesn't she know that we terrier types are tough and masculine? We don't go in for all that pretty, perfumed fussing. 
Today while we were out for our walk, I could just see the other dogs smirking.
"Ha! Look at him. He's had a bath!"
 I tried to trawl through a few muddy puddles but Jenny was just too quick for me and dragged me away. I'm sure she can read my mind!


Anonymous said...

Ah yes, but Paddy I've seen the photos and you were a poor, weak, half-starved specimen when Jenny first accepted you into her home and family. She would not have done this lightly so be assured she always your best interests at heart - a very big heart at that. And if I were you, I would always behave impeccably and reward her kindness and generosity, even when subjected to the humiliation of a shower and blow-dry.

Shooting Parrots said...

We're lucky that our dog, Jack, likes swimming so tends to clean himself naturally, even if he doesn't come out smelling quite so sweetly.

But when we have cleaned our mutts in the past, we used to use the bath rather than the shower -- it's harder for them to escape!

Paddy said...

Woof! Woof! WOOF! Grrrrr! Woof! WOOF! Pant! Poop! Woof!

Jennyta said...

Thanks, Lucy. I have read your comment to Paddy but he remains decidedly underwhelmed!
SP, it is a shower in a bath, not a separate shower unit.
YP... no comment! ;)

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Yes Jenny you're right. There was no comment from me but I notice there was one from Paddy.

Jennyta said...

Yes, but you held his paw while he typed it!


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