Fluffy Bunny Cairn

Here is Misty is drying off from a bath. Talk about fluffy! The bath is in honour of a family get-together over the weekend, when all 17 of us will be together for the first time since nearly 6 years ago. (And yes, there is going to be champagne.)

Incidentally, the little dog is going to be clipped next week, so I am hoping it gets a bit warmer.

I’m not sure if bathing the dog counts as a BMT – it is certainly a grand event. Preparations have to be made in secret. Firstly the special shampoo is fished out of the cupboard and smuggled through to the bathroom with a mixing jug. Misty has a selection of towels but the one of choice for a bath has to be the large cream bath-wrap. It has been warming in the airing cupboard all ready. Last of all the electric shower has to be set to Misty-heat. It took us a while to realise, but our little madam likes her bath to be warm to very warm. I guess it suits her joints.

By now, Misty herself, is looking rather anxious and is starting to creep under a chair. After much coaxing she is lifted into the bath and her attitude changes from resigned to marginally accepting. Gentle lathering is the order of the day and a good rinse. She is then wrapped cozily in the towel and rubbed down. This is followed by a blow-dry – again on a gentle heat.

Don’t worry, once she is brushed out she will look much better, though her eyes will probably remain hidden until the travelling beauty parlour comes next week.

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14 Responses to Fluffy Bunny Cairn

  1. You are so strong to be able to bathe Misty. My heaviest dog weighs 10 lbs, but I don’t bathe any of them (the others weigh less). It would kill my back (deteriorating disks). You are correct. They learn to read the signs, any signs will do. The signs herald good or bad things coming. I am such a creature of habit, my dog knows my every move.

  2. Cloudia says:

    lovely homey moments!

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  3. Beautiful little dog freda. I’m not really a dog person generally speaking (cat mad), but misty is a very appealing little thing.
    Don’t envy you having to bath her though!

  4. Tabor says:

    Actually I think this dog looks very clean and shiny. No need for further work!

  5. Lyn says:

    My pups whine a little and look so traumatized, but when it is done, the rush through the house and prance and yip happily! they don’t like the bath itself, but the certainly seem to love the result!

    Please tell Misty from us, that she looks gorgeous! She should smile!

  6. Marcia Mayo says:

    I want to come back at Misty.

  7. Marcia Mayo says:

    Come back as Misty, not at Misty. Edit, Marcia, before you submit.

  8. LC says:

    Brings back memories of bathing our little Mini Dog, named quite unoriginally because she was so small. She was stoic about baths but happy with results just like Lyn’s. She was so smart and loving. I miss her still.

  9. Suem says:

    Misty is lovely! Bessie hides as soon as she sees the towel. Sometimes the boys come downstairs with a towel after the shower etc and she still hides!
    Glad you have recovered from the flu!

  10. I am impressed: I never had a dog I could convince to accept a blow dryer. And yes, it is amazing how much dogs know; my dog used to know I was nearly ready to go to work well before I knew.

  11. Tim says:

    …and the bit where you collect her from zooming over the horizon whilst yelling for “MORE TOWELS!!!” is where? ;^)

    Sounds a very well-behaved doggie to me. 🙂

  12. Anne Gibert says:

    I wash my poodles in the laundry tub, and as soon as I get near it they get under the sofa. But they love the after the bath part. They rush around the house and leap on chairs. Next, when dry, they got outside and roll in dirt.

  13. freda says:

    And the reason for her bath is in Monday’s family pic! She had a great time btw.

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