Today, Mom decided to give us baths, but she only had enough shampoo for one of us. Penny and I had a meeting and decided Patches should be the one to get the bath. Mom took her out onto one end of our deck where there is a door that closes so she couldn't escape. As soon as Mom turned the hose on, Patches freaked out. She ran around the deck like a mad dog and even tried to escape through the pickets on the railing. It's a good thing she has put on some weight so she wouldn't fit through there. The deck is about 8 feet off the ground. That would be a really big drop! Mom finally caught her and got her soaped up, but then she had to turn that awful hose on again. Patches acted like it was her very first bath ever! We know she had one right before she entered the witness protection program, but we suspect that may have been her first bath in 5 years.
Actually, we nominated Patches for the bath because on Sunday, she is going with Mom to see Aunt Wendy and Ezzy Rider. It's kind of a test to see how she will get along while Mom's gone. She has met Ezzy before, but it was only for a few seconds on the day she came to live at our house. She won't be able to meet Jagger, this time, because he is in a week of intensive training.
We are pretty sure she will whip those boys into shape pretty quick. She is going to have a really cool back yard to patrol and hopefully, while she's there, she can teach Jag not to dig anymore!
I know this looks like the same picture we had in our last post, but it really isn't. As you can see, Patches is still wearing her "Red Hat" lady collar. It fits her very well and she can't squirm out of it. We know that for sure, now...especially after the bath.
I'm really glad we ran out of shampoo or Penny and I would have been the next victims! Well, at least I would have...Penny has an appointment on Monday for an Aire-cut. She's getting to be way too hairy! She should have gone a few weeks ago, but Mom furminated her and took out enough hair to make a couple more 'dales! When Patches gets dried out, Mom will be furminating her too! Fortunately, for me, I got an Aire-cut not too long ago, so the Furminator doesn't really get any hair out of me. I'm sure that will change in the next few weeks!
Well, everyone, that's about all that's going on around here. See you all next time!
Poppy (And Penny and Patches (the clean doggie)too!)