Monday, April 03, 2017

Satisfying Sunday

I was off work yesterday (I try to have Thurs & Sun off every week) so Spouse & I had a nice day together.

We started by having a late breakfast at Crystal with Steven and Joe P.  On the way home we stopped at the grocery store and picked up a couple items.  I walked through the new home under construction next door to us, and Spouse made a peanut butter pie - a special request from Thad.  I did a little light housekeeping sorted the mail.

Then it was time to wash the dogs.  We let them 'go' a little too long between baths so they had begun to smell like Fritos.  Neither of them likes getting a bath but both tolerate it without too much resistance.  

Walter was 1st.  After Spouse washed and rinsed him, I took over to dry him.  We found using a laundry basket helps keep him contained while I towel dry him so he doesn't try and scamper off.

Marvin went 2nd.  He's been through this so many times in his 5 years of living with us that he barely tries to climb out of the utility sink.
I just love the way they look when they're damp and wrapped in towels!

After they ran around the house for a bit, we put them in their crates and went out for a drive.  It was in the low 60s and sunny, so we put the top down on the convertible for the 1st time in 2017 and enjoyed a nice dose of vitamin D.  It felt glorious!

Later we tried a new Italian restaurant with Steven & Thad, then came back to our house for a slice of peanut butter pie.  They left and we watched TV.

It was a nice day together.


Mistress Maddie said...

Marvin looks way more traumatized!!!! That face! I only bathe Buster several times a year. My good firned who is a vet said to not regularly bath dogs to often. it dried the oils in the skin out. But he also said when it comes to bathing your dog depends on a number of factors, including his health, breed, coat, and activity level. Since buster is short haired he get a bath about every three months.

I hope too your mending is going well to sir.

anne marie in philly said...

awwwww, poor wet boys! smooches to all my friends in DE!

Bob said...

Both dogs, like most dogs, have that 'WTF did you just do to me' look on their faces!

Biki Honko said...

What sad faces! It sounds as if the adults had a glorious day. Lovely temps, wonderful food and friends, what more can anyone ask for?

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