Saturday, 9 April 2016
A-Z Challenge Day 8 - Hills, Humour
GP Dog II on the other hand, is a dainty little lady, who likes to think that she has an allergy to mud. She's also sufficiently small that in an emergency, she could be picked up and carried. Not that I've given in so far. So what with her titupping all over the place trying to find dry land, and me, attached to her, trying to find a decent foothold, it was an interesting experience. As we finally found our way back down to the road and were walking back to the car, the heavens opened and blasted us with an icy shower. Never mind, we got home safely, the leads and harnesses are in the wash and GP Dog II has been popped into a hot bath and sponged down with baby powder-scented doggy shampoo. Mmm, glorious!
GP Dog I doesn't 'do' baths; wrestling with close on 15Kg of a wriggly Fido isn't a back-friendly activity. After the time he wriggled out of my grasp, leapt out of the bath and charged down the stairs, scattering soap-suds as he went and crashed through the stairgate, hurting his leg in the process, we've left his spa treatment to the experts. He reminds me of Spotty Dog of The Woodentops fame, a BBC children's programme from way way back. Oh dear, I really am showing my age here. Like GP Dog I, Spotty dog was a dab hand at recognising certain words: 'bone,' 'biscuit,' and the dreaded 'bath.' To that I'd add C-A-T. Mstr GP was remarking only today that dogs are like children; sometimes you have to spell words out because they understand so much! Have a listen - Spotty makes an appearance about 6 1/2 minutes into the clip.