Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Bath for Abby

Today we went to daycare at Doginhaus and  through no fault of the the daycare people, Abby rolled in poo.  Again.  If you recall, she did this a couple of weeks ago, too.  Frankly, I think she LIKES getting a bath.  Seriously.  Why else would she roll in poo so often?  Anyhoo, the nice daycare people called Mom and warned her before she came and picked us up.  Which, of course, meant that Mom was all prepared with the flashy beast...  And Doginhaus has a nifty (or so says Mom... Me?  Any place that combines dogs and baths can't be good...) self-wash place.

The self-wash room has a big doggie tub (and a floor shower kind thingy for some of you full-figured doggies who might not like walking up the ramp.... actually, Abby doesn't like to go up the ramp - she uses it  as an escape route, so Mom opens the door and lifts Abby in and shuts the door before she can escape...).

Complete with special shampoo ("Conditioning shampoo for the mountain dog" - which I think translates into any doggie who rolls in mountain poo...).

And an apron for Mom, so she doesn't get totally soaked.

Before the water started spraying, Abby was all enthusiastic.  Seriously.  I think my nut-job sister actually LIKES baths.  Or just doesn't remember what comes next.

Once the sprayer was on, and the shampoo was flowing, Abby got her 'sad puppy' face on.  Like that would make Mom stop or something.  As if!

Me?  I was perfectly happy to sit in the corner and enjoy that fact that I was not the doofus who chose to roll in poo.
 Abby was contemplating a jail-break at one point, but Mom was quick to finish up before the little rat, erm, my darling sister could escape.

And then it took like a million towels to dry her off when she was all done.  Notice how Abby is still trying to work the 'poor me' thing?  Yeah.  It didn't work.

And in no time at all, Abby had that 'new dog' smell about her again!  Which means that it's time to go play bitey-face in the dirt!  Heehee!  You'll notice I was heading for the door before Mom got some crazy idea like giving me a bath, too!

In other excitement, Mom persuaded Dad to come to a doggie class last Saturday, so both Abby and I could get edjumacated together!  Vienna sausages all around!

And we've been going on walkies, enjoying the fall colors and our tennis ball time!

It may be Fall, but for us it's spring-y time!  Heehee.


And now it's time to go get that new dog smell off Abby!  Heehee!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Kari in Vegas said...

Love the sudden turn in facial expression :)


Sam and Pippen said...

How come no before bath photos???

Sam and Pippen

Jan said...

Poor Abby, working so hard to get a great doggie smell going and all for naught.

She does do sad face well though, a Poodle trademark.

Hound Girl said...

that's great about the self service wash. We have those all over Austin and I tried to take Fred to them one day and he was so scared he wouldn't walk up the we tried the stairs and he still wouldn't. It was so embarrassing lol so we headed back home and went back to our ole tub :)
I loved the idea of the self service wash though!

I love the face expression

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, your doggie wash place looks so elegant & civilised! :-)

Abby does look a bit sorry for herself when she's all wet and skinny - hee! hee!

And how cool that you got to do classes together! I always love the pictures of you guys in class...

Honey the Great Dane

Shane Kent Louis said...

Woof, that is very wonderful, to take a bath, and you look very fresh and beautiful!

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Two French Bulldogs said...

we thought you were going into a BBQ, whew!!
Benny & Lily

bichonpawz said...

It DOES kind of look like a barbecue!! BOL!!!! We do see what you mean about the puppy dog eyes though! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

road-dog-tales said...

Guess Abby will just have to go roll in more poo now! We've heard it's great for your furs :) We're getting a homesick looking at those mountains. Think we recognize those places!

The Road Dogs

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

My dogs have a thing with rolling in dead fish. Both of 'em. Why, oh why... and my GOD it stinks! :)

The Army of Four said...

This started out like one of those horror shows! A bath?!?! Yikes!
Play bows,

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

You say the poo-rolls are not the daycare's fault, but why is there all this poo lying about just begging to be rolled in? Don't they clean up after the doggies? And if it's not dog poo, don't they clean up after the moose or whatever else it is? It must be a persistent problem, for them to have sprung for a high class self wash facility - which we hope is free. The Other Abby does look all soft and fluffy after her bath.

Jed & Abby

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That self wash place looks nicer than most human spas I've seen. Very impressive sad dog face, too. I can't believe it didn't work!

1000 Goldens said...

Abs - you look so cute sitting in the bathtub :)

Winnie said...

I've never seen a doggy wash like that before.

I love how you match the lovely autumn colours.

Love and licks, Winnie

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Abby...Scruffy I can add some suggestions to your love for poo rolling.

Make sure you do a left shoulder tuck before the roll. I always enjoy getting some stuck under my collar not to mention all over and under the buckles...then when your mom unsnaps it, poo falls all over the bathroom floor and she screams and has to scrub the collar and stuff. Oh...and if you eat a bunch of it they really scream. That's cool you do it after she has a long day at work. Really brings out the best in them, doesn't it?

Oh, you are the girlie of my dreams.