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Monday, June 21, 2010

The After-Bath Aftermath

Woo, everypup and everycat. It's me - Dave! As Ammy showed you yesterday, we've been having a LOT of small "s" storms here lately. We'll have really, really hot, sticky weather, then BOOM! A big thunderstorm rolls in! Now, storms aren't nearly as fun as Storms, but there is one benefit -- in the aftermath, there is usually some really nice weather. It only lasts for an hour or so, but we have 70-something degree weather afterwards which beats the close-to-the-century-mark temps beforehand!

So ... Saturday, we had one of those powerful storms barrel through and Mom said, "Oh, DAVY!" and called me into the bathroom. And then ... that's right -- I got to have a bath!

Oh, I know what you're thinking! Or at least I know what Ammy was thinking from under the dining room table. "Baths are evil." Well... yeah... but they also kinda feel good. And afterwards, you get to go hang out on the deck to dry off!

IMG_6302 Dave
"Wait ... Is this a good thing?"

It's great! Mom brought fluffy towels out and her iPhone (so she could take my picture!) and the birds were singing and it was cool & breezy and everything!

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Me. Dave. Drying off on the deck.

Do I look fluffy? Mom kept calling me "Count Fluffula". And here's the best part of the fluff cycle:

The After-bath aftermath.

While Mom fluffs and dries me, I get to snuggle! If you look closely, you'll note I'm laying on top of Mom's leg. That's the BEST!

Zim and the girls haven't had baths yet. By the time I was dry, it was really too hot for deck-drying time, so they didn't get to have turns. They seem happy about that... and Storm keeps calling me "LabraDave" under her breath. Ha woo. I know she's just kidding and loves me. And she doesn't have to worry -- Mom said the rest of the pack will get turns REAL soon! I wonder if I'll get to go again?



  1. awww cuddles on a warm deck! Looks nice! hopefully the sun will come back to Seattle some time soon so Darwin can get a bath and outdoor drying time!

  2. Mom keeps mentioning in to dad that I need a bath too. Luckily, he's been kinda busy, so I haven't gotten one yet!

    You look fabulous though! Even wet!


  3. Nothing better than laying on the deck! Enjoy!

  4. Dave, you are gorgeous sweetheart and you look so happy cuddling with Mom in the sunbeams on the deck...Happy week friends...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  5. You look so handsome all cleaned up. I bet you smell good to. xoxo Sagira

  6. Yepper the cuddling is definitely the best part of bathes.. We do enjoy the zoomies around the yard too, but don't roll in the dirt or Mom will hose you AGAIN...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  7. Goodness Dave, you have practically convinced us that we should have a bath!
    You do seem to be enjoying your cuddle time and you will be smelling delightful to your mom but not of course to other dogs.
    We were at the Vet today with Martha for her check up - what a fuss she made!
    Anyways there were two puppies there and one was siberian husky - gorgeous!
    Even cuter in real life!
    Go forth Dave and look for something stinky to roll in so you can hold your head high in dogland!
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  8. We are so happee we rarely get those booms. They scare us. Hope there are no more little or big storms
    Benny & Lily

  9. Dave, we love you, really, but you are not normal. Just saying.

  10. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Dave, you are the consumate gentleman, and obviously a fantastic snuggler!
    Delta and I still need convincing that baths aren't incredibly scaaarrreee!

    your pals,
    Digby and DelDel

  11. Dave, It was nice of you to go first in the bath line up. Im sure the pack appreciated it. I hope you find cooler temperatures soon.
    Daisy Mae

  12. Zimmie, Ams, Stormy, if you need to hide, come to my house. There are no baths here.


  13. Woo look mahvelous, Dave! But we'll just enjoy "bath day" vicariously thru woo, if woo don't mind.

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  14. HaRooo Dave!
    Woo look good after your tubby time. It kinda does feel good when you're done.
    Da best part I like is when may uses the blower and brush on me. I loves to git brushed.
    Happy snugglin' wid your maw!

    Husky kisses,

  15. Dave, you are such a handsome boy! I don't like baths at all and I let everyone in a 100 mile radius that I'm being tortured by water when I have to get a bath. Okay, it does feel good afterwards but I still don't like it.


  16. Oh Dave...we got baths today too...Jacob like baths too!!

    Smileys and Snuggles,
    Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

  17. Wow, Dave - you actually LIKE baths?!

    Hey, you know, back in Auckland, I had a Siberian Husky friend who told me that his humans only gave him baths once in a long while coz your coats take SO long to dry off (like hours and hours) - they had to even do him with a hair dryer! Coz Auckland is so cold & wet in winter...is this true? (not the Auckland bit, the husky coat bit!)

    Honey the Great Dane

  18. My back hurts after I'm done washing Sam and Monty and our temporary Yorkie houseguest - I don't think I could manage to wash all four at once!


  19. Hi, Dave!
    Sure you enjoyed the bath and the after-bath aftermath!
    I had a bath yesterday... and I was very happy!
    Kisses and hugs

  20. Wow you look like you're enjoying that bath. For me, baths are evil, and always will be. It's my weekly torture ritual, and I don't like it. Even if I'm allowed to jump and cuddle in my Humans' bed after my bath.

    Glad you enjoy it though, but it makes my furs stand.


  21. Nope, you're not convincing us! We're still passing on the baths, Dave! Nice try though!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  22. Labradave! Hehehe! Yuh, PeeWee is always wet in the summer. I like the deck drying room. Much better than a blow dry.


  23. That's a most interesting ritual, Dave!! The afterbath snuggling, almost makes it worth it!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  24. That's a most interesting ritual, Dave!! The afterbath snuggling, almost makes it worth it!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  25. Hi Dave! You are so handsome! :)

    *sigh* I got a bath on Sunday too. It wasn't fun. I cried a little, but all I did was jump on mom and it made her rush! :)


  26. Hey Davy!

    You look adorable even after a bath. I also enjoy baths and so does Frappie. We do live in a tropical country and getting baths on a warm day can be refreshing. The rest are like Ammy though.

    Cuddles is the best! Weeeeee Have fun.

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

  27. hee hee... fresh-faced Dave :)

  28. It sure looks great to us!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  29. Dave you are sooooo friggin cute! Jackal's favorite part of a bath (which he barely tolerates lol) is the drying off. It's a fun game!