It amazes me on how well aware that Nikita and Bella are of their surroundings. I brought a pile of towels into the bathroom yesterday and set them on the sink, they noticed, and ran to the comfort of their beds. They knew what was going to happen – bath time. The infamous pile of towels in the bathroom always means that something not of their liking is going to happen. If they see a pile of towels anywhere else in the house, no biggie.
I used to turn on the shower before I brought them into the bathroom for a bath, but I changed that awhile ago. The sound of the shower running and me walking towards them made them run in the other direction. They would immediately turn on that sad face of theirs as if to say “Mommy, how could you do this to me?” kinda look. Mommy would always comfort them, give them hugs, and tell them that everything would be ok, it’s just a bath, silly dog.
This is Nikita’s sad after bath face as she dries under her fresh towels. Her treats for being a good girl during bath time await her, but she does not eat them until I turn my back. She plays a game with me as if she is saying “I am so upset that I got a bath, that I am not going to eat these!”, but the second I turn around, they are gone! You can hear the sound of crunching as she dines on her reward.
Amazingly, the treats disappeared only seconds after I turn around, and she plays the sad face again. I go over and give her snuggles, she licks my face, and the world is all better again – and better smelling too!
Bella takes a different approach to drying off. She loves to sit in front of my little heater. After her bath, she immediately ran to the carpet and sat there while the warm heat blew on her. The funny thing is, is that she kept turning around, as if to dry all the sides of her. Bright dog! Bella got her reward of treats too, but she did not waste the time to do the sad after bath face with me, as she dove in and munched down her little snack gladly.
After an exhausting day of getting a bath, snuggle time always follows by falling asleep in the comfort of Mommy’s arms. (Daddy could not resist taking this adorable photo)
What do you do when you know it’s bath time?