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Monday, July 30, 2012

Smelling like D-O-G

Have you ever visited an animal shelter?  If so, there is a stench odor fragrance that permeates the air there.  It isn't really dirty.  It is just that smell of D-O-G.  Well, we all smelled that way when we got home with Toby on Tuesday afternoon.  Of course, how could we not?  We had trekked for over an hour to go meet him.  (Read about that Here.)  From there we traveled over to Hopkinsville to visit with Bryan.  Then, we drove through McDonald's so that Lillie and Lydia could have some nuggets.  Bridgette wanted something different and we also drove through Wendy's.  Then, we headed south toward home.  Along the way, we stopped at WalMart so Bridgette could look for something special for the upcoming Cowgirl Rodeo Birthday Party.  WalMart didn't have the item.  So, we veered over toward Target.  While we were in the area, we dropped by Ozburn Hessey Logistics to introduce Toby and Mike.  Then, we headed south to Kirkland to Bonnie's Barnyard and get dog food and pet supplies.  Then, there were just about ten more miles till we were home.  So, is it any wonder we smelled like D-O-G by that time?  Well the smell got worse.

Before we even unloaded anything from the SUV, we went down to the basement and gave Toby a bath. 
With the new Oatmeal and Chamomile shampoo...
Just a little bit for Lillie...
Everybody had to scrub...
At some points it was hard to tell the difference between the dog and the people.  Just look at the hair because I know you cannot smell the stench odor fragrance (and be glad of that).
And of course he had to shake...
And water and soap flew everywhere...
So I rinsed him off...
And he had to shake...
Again...
But finally he was clean and smelled LOTS better.
He was cooperative but I'm not sure he was thrilled to get a bath; maybe that is because he knew what was coming next...
Again, he wasn't thrilled about the hair styling session, but he was cooperative and he turned out looking (and smelling) really sweet.
Then it was time to play a little and let the summer weather dry him off...
Sometimes it was hard to tell who was in charge of the leash...
Even Lydia got brave and took the leash for a bit...
Most of the time she was more satisfied to sit in a safe place like the rocking chair, though.
After several trips around the deck, Toby was dry and happy...
Then it was time for all the stinky, D-O-G smelling girls to get themselves a bath.