Husky House

Bath Day!

Today, ET got a much needed bath!  His usual groomer, where he has gone all his life (7 years) is on maternity leave, so we had to go somewhere new and it wound up being PETCO.  I have brushed the other three boys multiple times this season, and they look decent, but ET (aka PigPen from the Snoopy comic) would not cooperate with me, so he got special treatment.  We dropped him off at 12:30 and the groomer said it should take 2 hours, 2 1/2 if he didn’t cooperate.  Of course, I knew this was optimistic.  We decided it was a good time to run, so we went home, changed into running clothes, harnessed Clem, Pelly and Dawson and drove to the University to run, hopefully beating the next downpour.  The groomer said she would call if there was an issue, so I ran with my phone, just in case.  By 4 pm (3 1/2 hours into the 2 hour job) I had heard nothing, so we drove to PETCO, where I got an earful about my precious boy.  The basics:  not a good boy, stressed out, needed to be muzzled, couldn’t clip toenails, couldn’t be brushed out fully, currently in the dryer and would be ready by 4:30 pm.  The good news:  a discount for not being able to complete the job to their satisfaction, although he looks great.  The bad news:  a naughty dog surcharge!  I have to confess, he is a Momma’s boy.  I think next time (yes, they made a follow-on appointment for him!), I will give him some valium beforehand.

I feel pretty, oh so pretty....

If you notice his two lower incisors,  he broke them on a kennel gate, and has two root canals.

I'm de-stressing in Mom's sanctuary

I had such a stressful day I can hardly keep my eyes open

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