Something wonderful happened to Storm yesterday. He was sitting at home in the morning. He’d eaten breakfast, barked at the cats for no apparent reason, destroyed one of his stuffed toys and watched as the kids left for school. He’d settled down for a busy morning looking out the window and it appeared this day was turning out just like any other day.
However today something else occurred. Storm had seen cars parked in our driveway over the years, friends or relatives coming over for a visit but this vehicle looked weird. It had a big blue trailer with a dog picture on the outside. Of course Storm assumed this trailer was full of other dogs which were sent here to play with him so he walked outside to see his new friends.
As we can read English we know what the trailer was really for, however it came as a bit of a surprise when he was taken inside the trailer and soaped up after getting covered in water. I didn’t want to ask him if this was one of his fantasies becoming true, it seemed weird to ask and to be honest I didn’t want to know the answerHe loved every moment of the experience of getting a professional wash, in fact he loved it in the exact opposite way he feels when I attempt to keep him clean by dumping him in the bath and then attempting to dry him as he shakes water all over the bathroom walls. Whenever I attempt to wash him we both walk away from the experience feeling like we’d gone into battle and both sides had lost. Like all good things in life this wonderful experience didn’t continue all day. Before he realised what had happened the wash was over and he was back inside the house in his usual position looking out the window. Only now he felt different, he smelled much cleaner than he did beforehand, it was something he’d have to fix later by rolling around it something disgusting.
Maybe the world is a good place after all, but he wonders when she is coming back?
Footnote : Storm had to wear the ear covering in the below photo while the dryer was working on him. He is embarrassed about this photo and hope you never see it, but I really needed to post the pic. You know why.Please don’t mention you’ve seen this photo, I promised him I’d deleted the pic from my camera.