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.
What a clean dog though. Self-service dog wash – awesome way to go.
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.
That’s a great Davey story.