Helloooooo Humans! Dizzy here!
It's winter! Have you noticed?! I love the snow! Diva, not so much.. but she doesn't have as warm a coat as my long Golden fur (even with her fancy Ren's jackets on)!
Mom and her friends play ball with me outside until their ears and noses go red. It's great fun for us all, though I don't quite understand why we have to stop after only a couple hours. Most of our new backyard is snow, but the walk to the front door becomes this awesome mud puddle. Mom and Diva jump over it, but I think it's more fun to run right through it! I am all about the fun of course!
So, after all this playing, Mom made me wait outside while she went and got a towel.. Apparently I was something called “muddy and soaked” (that must mean awesome!). Mom towelled me off a lot, but my bottom half still looked like a Chocolate Labrador, so when she finally let me bound into the house I immediately got locked in the bathroom. Even whining as loud and as frantically as I could didn't bring anyone back to me for what seemed like forever!
Mom did come back though and had a whole bunch of stuff that looked strangely like the items we see during bath time at Ren's... Then she picked me up and put me into our bathtub...
Sure enough, it was bath time for me – at home! Suds and soap and a lot of attempted escapes later, Mom finally said I was clean and smelled good. I got lots more towelling, with special drying attention to all those spots that can get itchy hot spots like behind my ears, my underarms and my belly. Next, my ears and whiskers got a good trim, and then my feet. Mom calls them “slipper feet” because I slip everywhere in the house when the hair between them is too long, but now I have Show Dog feet! I THOUGHT I was almost done when Mom brought out those scary toenail trimmers and did all my toes. Nothing bad or painful has ever happened, but I'm convinced that some day, something will. Mom calls me a worrier!
The last thing Mom did was bring out this noisy thing that buzzed on my skin. Since it's getting close to that time of year where mud puddles melt from the snow, Mom said she was going to try and make later cleanups quicker with this “clipper”. She buzzed this thing down along my belly a couple times and took off a lot of the hair there – it all happened really quickly too! I now have a nice and cool shaved belly that Mom says will be much easier to keep clean!
Mom let me free then, and gave me a brand new antler from Ren's to chew on for being such a good girl! I promptly “frog dogged” my belly on our cool kitchen floor and chewed away happily while Diva looked on all jealous-like.
So now, the best joke EVER!
Why must you be careful when it rains cats and dogs?
Because you might step in a poodle!
Mom's Notes: Dizzy was actually a very good girl during her at-home bathing session! If you'd like to get started doing your own bathing at home, check out Ren's featured sale bundle of a Wahl Pro Ion Rechargeable Clipper with free 17oz Wahl Pure n' Clean Shampoo, on from February 23 until March 1!