Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oh, she has done it now!

Sometimes, I cannot believe the length my mother will go to save a few dollars, or her back. Never mind it might humiliate, me, her only WFT extrodinaire!

Mother seems a bit preoccupied with my mudfur. I had it caked quite nicely on myself. She had sent veiled threats for several days, but I thought all this silly talk of a bath would blow away like the wind.

On Mondays, Katherine, Calvin, and I all attend agility class. Auntie was riding with us for a change. We normally take Calvin with us so Auntie doesn't have to drive home to pick him up before class. When we arrived at the normal place we turn to go to our classes, Mother went straight instead.

Well, we were ALL certain that Mother had flipped her lid and had suddenly forgotten how to get to agility class. We all knew this day was coming, and Katherine wasn't peering over Mother's shoulder as she normally does, so I was blaming Katherine for getting lax on the job.

We turned a block later. And, ended up here:

This so-called Pet Wash was located in a CARWASH. Can you believe that my Mother took me to a carwash for a BATH. I was just livid. How could any dog of my stature be so humiliated by being bathed in a CARWASH. We all know I am like a Ferrari, but I deserve go to the SPAW, to be catered to. NOT to go to a self-serve car/pet wash.

My mother grabs me out of my seat and is saying something regarding "Oh, it looks quite respectable, Sam. Don't be such a whiner! Look there's a nice tub, a ramp, etc.

I was NOT convinced and when she plopped me in the tub and attached the leash to my collar, I looked around this "establishment." OMD. What is that DIAL?!!

I hope it doesn't say HOT WAX. I certainly intend to keep all my fur!!! Disinfectant? What? De-SKUNK? What is she going to do to me??!!

OH, I am totally humiliated, and can only hope that none of my dog pals can see me here at the car/dog wash.

I do have to say that the water was warm. Not too hot, and not too cold. It did come from the sprayer in a nice, gentle fashion. But, still. Where is my favorite stylist? Where are the treats???

After SHE had finished scrubbing me raw and spraying me off with the misty hose, my mother blankly looks around and says.. Oh Sammie, I forgot your towel.

WHAT? Will my turmoil never end? She switches the dial over to DRY and attempts to dry me off with a hose that has air coming out of it. OH NO, I say and I start bounding around, trying to get away from it. Unfortunately, I am still tethered to the tub and cannot move. So, I did the one thing that would make HER stop it. I started shaking.

That did it, Mother finally relented and turned off the stupid dryer and brought an end to my suffering. I ended up wrapped up in Auntie's coat, since it was still cold here for a spoiled, wet dog. Thanks goodness for Auntie, is all I have to say.


Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG, how embarrasing for you, Sam, and not even a towel to dry you off! Very poor planning on your mom's part! I sure hope these dog washes don't start popping up all over the country!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

woofies Sam, Katie and Zorra...me nots haff to take no more baffs or no more havin me ears cleaneded...me sorrwy u mama made u haff to take a baff..dat jus wuznt rite...

b safe,
;)angel lacylulu

Joe Stains said...

holy crap, I would have been staining all OVER the place if my humans did this to me. I better check to be sure one of those places doens't exist ANYWHERE near my house!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sam!
As much as I love baths I think I won't like to have one in a carwash!
I hope back home you got lots of treats!
Kisses and hugs

Amber-Mae said...

BOL! There's no such car wash here in Malaysia. Why didn't she just bathe you at home? Wouldn't that be a much more easier job for her & less embarrassing for you plus, there are plenty of towels at home too. Hee!

Love licks,
Slid Gold Dancer

fee said...

A PUBLIC BATH?!?!!! eeek!

i hope it wasn't too crowded when you were there! i hope you aren't too traumatised by the whole experience either – what an undignified thing to do to a wft!

loves and kisses,

[fee's mom: i think it's a great idea and so clever of your mommy, sam! i'll be happy if your mommy could post a video of your NEXT TRIP there; it's too good to miss!]

Patience-please said...

OH OUR DOGS!!!! We would be simply frantic. You are a Brave and Excellent Dog to have survived the ordeal.

wags from the whippets

Asta said...

I can't believe anyone would tweat a handsome foxy boy this way..oh the hoomiliation of public bathing..if anyone evew saw me in my "wet wat" stage aftew a baf..I would just die!
I hope you have gotten ovew this tewwible twauma and got lots of tweats to make up fow it
smoochie kisses

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Sam that is so bad. You poor thing and no towel. We hope you didn't catch a chill.
We're going to add you to our list of maties if that's ok.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

the aphasia decoder.... said...

I'm glad my mom hasn't found one of those car washes to take me for bathes! You gotta admit, though, that you looked pretty cute when that horrible ordeal was over with. Cooper

Peanut said...

oh I'm sorry but this made us all laugh

Jackson said...

Sounds like a very traumatic experience. Thank dog we don't have any of those car/dog wash places near here! J x

Eric said...

Hey Sam,

Sounds a very paw way to bath a ferrari foxy boy, Hope it was at least the deluxe version wash?
Wiry Wags Eric x

Lenny said...

I hope you didn't get sprayed with that awful new-car-smell stuff!

Your friend, Lenny