Yesterday Davey and I took Buster for his first bath. David and I had many years of giving the dogs baths in the backyard or in the tub. It always involved a lot of bending and pain to our backs. So when I learned about the “Self-Service Dog Wash”, I was ready to give it a try!
Davey and I went to check it out. It was great. The tub was elevated. They provided shampoo, conditioner, towels, aprons (for Davey and me – but we didn’t really think we needed them. Well until Buster started shaking the water off, and then we were wishing we had them on), and blow dryer (that was a disaster. I turned it on for 5 seconds, and poor Buster did not like it one bit. We quickly turned it off and went for the towel dry).
Davey was a great help.
After we got Buster sprayed down, Davey helped scrubbed the shampoo in. Buster tolerated all of this really well.
I think he kinda liked the warm spray although I’m not sure what kind of look he is giving Davey here.
He finally had had just about enough I think. To make matters worse, Davey had momentarily deserted him so he could play with another dog. This didn’t make Buster too happy. He looks rather forlorn here.
And then today Davey had soccer. Davey really enjoys his soccer games. He always hustles and tries, but he is as happy when a teammate scores as when he does. Today I noticed Davey stopping to talk to a little boy from the other team. It was right after Davey’s team had made a goal. Davey and the little boy paused in the middle of the field, Davey talked to him for a second, and then I saw him shake the little boy’s hand.
When Davey came back over to us, I asked him why he had shook the little boy’s hand. Davey said, “well he was sad that our team just made a goal, so I told him “good game” and shook his hand.”
Sweet boy. I had to write that story down.