Saturday, May 8, 2010

Another kind of Spring Cleaning

Today I tackled another Spring Cleaning job - this one a bit different from the usual ones. It involved the following tools (among others)...








Which yielded a whole hellofalot of this:







Which in truth looked a whole lot more like this:



And then, poor Queen Bee got put in the tub. Which she stepped into willingly because she IS the best dog in the whole world....



And after shampoo and conditioner and drying her off in the tub and then commanding her to "SHAKE" (yes while bathing she waits for you to tell her to shake - at which time you draw the shower curtain in a feeble attempt to keep at least part of the bathroom dry), and then towel drying (the first of many towel dryings) you let her out to this.....And Stinky Butt is saying "no No No don't tell me I'm next!!" because stinky butt's brain is so small she forgets that she already had her bath - it takes 3 minutes in the kitchen sink, no deshedding, no trouble. 9 pounds = 3 minutes. 70 pounds and long hair = 90 minutes....

after which time we are left with a bathroom that looks like this....




Sigh. But they smell good. For at least 5 minutes til they go outside and roll in more deer poop...
















7 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my freakin' God!!! Whatever the hell that thing is under the comb looks a whole lot like another kind of "tool" you might hide from your children!!! WHAT THE HELL!?!?

The photo of your bathroom just reminded me why I'm willing to pay the $50 to the groomer for a bath and Furminator treatment!

J.G. said...

Hey, there was a dog under there after all! I bet she feels 1,000 times better now, all clean (mostly) and with a new 'do.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That is why low-shedding is high on the list of things I like in a dog.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

What in the name of all that is holy is the tool in the bottom half of the top photo. I'm a little bit afraid of it. Okay, that's an understatement. I'm scared shitless of it.

Couldn't you just vacuum the dog hair while it is still on the dog? It seems to me this would save a step.

Wunderwoman said...

Ok, I got the comb...but what is that thing under it?

Oh, and this is only one of the reasons we no longer have pets:)

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Waiting for a command to shake? In my dreams. Doggie bath time around here is a wee bit of a circus. Love the Fur-Minator.

Tracey Axnick said...

LOL.... love this post! Love the photos, esp of Queen Bee standing dutifully in the tub, waiting for further instruction! What a sweet doggie! :)