We need to make all preparations as quietly as possible......it has to be a surprise.
-One pretty bath towel
-One bar of coconut soap
-Hose with water warmed from the brilliant sunshine
Now let's find the main character in this script....nowhere to be found...how does he know?
I'll have to bide my time and wait until he shows his face again.
Later on in this story:
The sun came out in full force today....a perfect day for a B-A-T-H for you know who. The entire morning went by, and it was almost lunch time....still no sign of Mr. Brown Berts.
Finally, he came to investigate the reason why I was sitting on the porch step, and I told him I was waiting on him so I could give him a bath. Not a foot did he budge, but stood quite calmly and had a nice warm bath. After the final rinse, he was ready to run and roll in the dirt. I had to be vigilant to keep him from doing so.
"Shake!" I cried, and immediately I was showered almost from head to toe.
"Shake again!" This he did with such exuberance that I had to dry myself with his towel.
"Last time, shake!" He obediently did so.
A good rub down with the towel, and he was oh-so-happy with himself.
Dogs are the happiest creatures on earth after a bath.
Every single plant on the patio had to be rubbed up against
Toes and feet had to be licked meticulously
Afterwards, it was time for lunch....
.......and a play date with some friends.
Followed by an afternoon siesta for both of us.
I am thankful for any day that is graced with sunshine....no matter how little....I'll take it!!