Today I gave the dogs a bath..
If somebody had been in my backyard with a video camera they would have had the makings of a hilarious youtube video.
Bath time brings out the true nature of my boys.
Riley - a mild mannered couch potato by day...a wild and out of control jumping horse at bath time. I have to put a collar and leash on him at bath time, and stand or kneel on the leash so he doesn't run away. While I am rubbing the shampoo in he is jumping around like a bucking bronco, hence loosening the leash and running around the backyard like he is possessed. Once recaptured he continues to jump and down while I massage his special skin shampoo into his back side, and when that is done he tries to back up and sit in my lap. Finally rinsed and partially towel dried, he takes off and finds the one very small patch of dirt at the bottom of the deck steps and proceeds to flop down and roll around in it. Back for another rinsing, then I take him by the collar up the deck steps to the non-dirty deck and finish towel drying and then into the house he goes. He can roll all he wants in the house...no dirt there!
Scout - My mischievous paper eater...at bath time is like a lamb being led to the slaughter. He sits there with the saddest puppy dog eyes, not daring to move until I gently encourage him to stand to finish the rinsing. He patiently waits while I dry him off and lets me lead him into the house all nice and clean yet.
After they were a little bit dry I let them come back out in the yard for a little photo session...
Scout stole the cup I had the dog treats in. The treats help to encourage them to sit nicely:)
Riley getting ready to pounce on Scout as he came up the steps. The poor little lamb.
Now the boys are all nice and clean for their vacation at Aunt Marcia's house :)