Wilbur is our 10 year old Beagle. He’s getting up there in age and needs a bath once a week. Does Wilbur like these baths….?…… No way!So today I gave him and Scout and me a shower. Thinking if we are all together just maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. Do you think it worked ….?… Nope, nada, still hates them. So after I got him and Scout washed and dried…sorta…it was time to go out and do the chores. It’s –15* today so a bit chilly but still managable. It’s just a quick trip this morning so let the dogs come with me and when I was done with the fire and chickens I met Wilbur at the door. I looked at him and he looked sad and full of stickers. I thought great, now with wet hair I have to figure out how to get the burrs out. Well as it turns out, they weren’t burrs….it was ice cold pea rock stuck to his fur, everywhere. Poor Wilbur. I went in and got the horse brush and brushed him off but you just have to see what he looked like before…..I couldn’t help but laugh.
He’s all better now except he’s still damp. It seems to take him a good two days to dry all the way to the skin. There are blankets on the furniture and doors closed. Nope, today was not Wilbur’s favorite day.
Now Scout, she didn’t care I was petting and talking and petting and ….. well she loves the attention and really didn’t care at all. Good puppy.
Still unhappy. But he loves me anyways.
Hope you’re having a great day. 6 more days till I go back to work. Well the full time work. This afternoon and evening I have George and on Friday I drive boys basketball to Wadena. But that still leaves me plenty of time to take care of home stuff, my parents and even work on my journey. How’s that going you wonder? Well I’m not perfect but have kept off 4 lbs for the holiday. So working on more. And there’s still no snow for skiing so walking and hiking is working except today, it’s just a bit to cold to enjoy a long hike. So just am moving my butt at home.
Take care and chat with you all in the new year. It’ll be a great and challenging and blessing new year. You’ll see, we’ll make it that way.