Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Four Letter Word


 Today I accomplished the 2 things I really hate doing.  I bathed the dog and colored my hair.  They are both messy and time consuming especially since Gracie's become more shaggy (and I've become more gray).  It takes me an hour to dry Gracie.  It went real well.  Gracie was a good sport and surrendered nicely when I scooped her up from her comfy spot on the chair and plopped her down in the tub of nice warm water. 

gracie and me - all better

Dear Diary,
Today was one of the worse days of my life.  I thought I was safe from abuse in my own home but obviously I was wrong.   Out of nowhere, the nag mom submerged me in cold soapy water and started scrubbing me hard and spraying water in my face.  She called me dirty, disgusting, and beyond hope...  then she doused me with more water.  


The soap tasted funny and I thought I was going to toss my morning cookie....


She took me into the back room then, where she tortured me for probably about 215.5 hours by holding this big noisy thing over me and hot air blew on my face and body.  When she was finished, she ignored me and went back into the bathroom where she put strong smelly stuff on her hair.  I pulled her good sandal from her closet and tried to tear it to pieces... I WAS SO MAD!  But she came running out of the bathroom yelling 'Gracie!  What are you doing? What's got into you?  What is your problem?'  
I'm sorry. But to me...  BATH is a four letter word I'd rather not hear.  Somebody needed to pay! Gracie.

12 comments:

laurie said...

well you both look beautiful so it was all worth it in the end!
Happy Holidays to you both,

Scrappy said...

I am totally with you on the bath and blow dryer...pure torture.

You and your mom look all refreshed and beautiful now though...the price you had to pay to get, I guess!

I found you through my sister Kootenai:)

TARYTERRE said...

GRACIE it is better to LOOK good, than FEEL good. You look marvelous, sweetie. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Ginny said...

Oh my! Poor Gracie!! She looks like a drowned rat!!! So good this is all over and you will both be beautiful for Christmas!!!

3 doxies said...

OMD...and then hers had to make it even more humiliating by takin' fotos in da baff...what shame! Dis is just an atrocity!

What did da sandal taste like? Did it taste likes hamburger?

Puddles

Theresa said...

Clean and colored:) You two look sooooo pretty! Gracie, we all have to bathe, I do say you look much better AFTER the dryer! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Rita said...

You two look great! Bobbi, you actually color your own hair? I'd love to color my own. Could you give us an idea of how you do it and what you use. I am gray enough I have to get mine colored every 6 weeks or so. Knowing how and what to use would save me so much money.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Love you Gracie!

Gloria said...

My Mom says it hurts to be beautiful, and you both sure are beautiful!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bobbi, You and Gracie look beautiful! Sorry Gracie, I would have thought the warm water and gentle massages felt good-it's better than a groomer!
From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Noreen

Lynda said...

I would hate to have to vote on whose hair looks prettier and has more shine. Perhaps it's a tie! Both of you look great - - - and cleaned up and looking your best to celebrate the birthday of The King!

sophie...^5 said...

PHEW...is a 4 letter word too...I will save you next time GWacie...seriously...just call or woof or yip....we gots to put a stop to this inhu`dog`nous!!!Mewwy Xmas SaWeetie!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Gracie
You look so sad all soaping wet and all! I would be too, if I had to endure that cold water spraying all over me.
But, look how pretty you are now, and I bet you smells good too!
love
tweedles