Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Time For A Bath!

I don't know exactly what made me decide that last night was the night, but I did. It was time for Duke to get a bath. I asked Rob to occupy Lucy whom I knew would most certainly want to jump in the tub if she heard water running and called Duke upstairs with me. I went in the bathroom and started running the bath water, and heard the door to the garage slamming shut downstairs and watched as Lucy jumped in the tub and Duke ran for cover. So much for Rob occupying Lucy!

Attempt #1 was a complete bust! I followed Lucy and her wet paws back downstairs laughing. Rob asked me what happened and I told him. He didn't think it was so funny and decided to help me. We went back into the bathroom and Lucy jumped back into the tub. Duke tried to escape again, but his Daddy was quicker! Before I even knew what had happened, I had two boxers in the bathtub- not exactly the best idea on the planet!

Attempt #2 went much better...I quickly soaped Lucy up, rinsed her off and turned her over to Rob who pulled the blow dryer on her and started to dry her off while I soaped up Duke! Lucy was not happy about the blow dryer, but Duke did okay in the tub. Despite his earlier intentions of avoiding the bath, he was very patient while I scrubbed him up! And when he was all done, he hopped out of the tub and let his Daddy blow dry him while Lucy ran like a madwomen all over the house trying to shake off the last remaining drops of water!

And so now I've got 2 very clean, very soft boxers! It all turned out much better than I had anticipated!


  1. Oh no... Zeus just heard "bath" and is now in his bat cave...

  2. Oh I bet that was hard!
    Dachshund Nola

  3. Lucy was just demonstrating that a bath isn't so bad....hey what am I talking about. Lucy LIKES baths???!!!

    We do enjoy the wild in-house zoomies after our baths though.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Good! Now do you want to come and bath a couple of stinky hounds? LOL!

  5. Since you did so well with the boxers, can I send my chi's over for a bath? Neither one of them care for them very much.