Saturday, December 09, 2006

Splish Splash

The signs of Christmas have arrived at our cozy abode. As I shared last week, the decorations are up. As of today, most of the presents are wrapped! Christmas cards and packages are mailed. Christmas bread is baking! Christmas services and sermons are being written. Christmas, here we come!

And meanwhile, in the midst of all this extra activity, Nicky has developed a skin condition which requires us to give him a bath with special medicated shampoo twice a week. Bahumbug! Could it be a result of the Christmas related stress he is feeling?

Now, giving Nicky a bath is no small feat. Until a week ago, we had never even attempted to give him a bath in the house. In the summer we bring him out back with the hose.... the rest of the year it is off to the groomer for him. This picture is from his third indoor bath so far.... He does seem rather resigned to it, though, doesn't he? (Humiliated might be the better word.) What this picture doesn't show is the coaxing and prodding we had to do to get him in the tub, which did no good anyway. We (Gary) ultimately had to lift him in!

How do you like his little soap-suds mohawk? That was my handywork. We have to entertain ourselves somehow while we wait the prescribed 10 minutes for the soap to soak in and do its magic.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good bath! Ho Ho Ho!

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