Hey there, dear friends.
I hang my head in shame...I forgot Toby's 3rd barkday on the 24th July!
Oh, the guilt!
So , on Saturday the 'sweet hooligan' received a pampering bath for his "belated" barkday. Indeed his compatriots also got the full makeover. Lexi, Tammy and Toby were brushed up to their shiny glory. It's a real mission and takes me the better part of a morning - after which I had to have my own shower. But they look gorgeous afterwards and are allowed all sorts of concessions.
Since I'd 'forgotten' Toby's barkday, my guilt extended to organising a special walk in the park on Sunday. We took them to 'Delta park' with its beautiful vast, open spaces for the dogs to run freely. The idea included giving Toby a particular opportunity to romp with his special buddy 'Hoby', and Lexi. (Unfortunately, Tammy was left at home because her arthritis can't stand the long, vigorous walks any more. We make up for it in other ways)
Well, all I can say is that ..."The best of times were had by 'a few'"!
Turns out Toby decided that a mudpack would seal the whole deal about the 'guilt thing', thus leveling the playing fields with my forgetfullness. Yep, dog-logic!
In a matter of minutes he found the most glorious slush-puddle and turned himself into "TOPDECK". Had it not been for my adrenalin, I am sure he'd have done a full 360 degree roll in the muck.
Although I was unimpressed, everyone else seemed to be doing an extended belly-shake of mirth.
"Oh man, this is SO funny!" seemed to be the consensus.
It took me a few hours before I finally saw some humour of it all.
Thanks to the clever thinking of my friends - Darryl and Liz, we do have a few photos to share of this great
TOBY PARTY... (Check Lexi's confused expression in the photo below)
Talk about pulling my hair out! ...
Back at home, Toby had yet ANOTHER bath. So did Lexi because 'Where Toby goes, so does Lexi'. Luckily she is better behaved than the sweet Hooligan, so only managed to get her dainty paws plastered.
Lexi lies in the sunshine, watching the spectacle (below), while Toby?
He appears unimpressed that I've removed his own attempts at making himself smell utterly 'desirable'.
Look at the all photos and tell me...
Do you think Toby is bothered that he hugely inconvenienced me?
What is it about a clean dog that rubs away all the misdemeanors?
Wishing you a wonderful, happy week.