We had a nice evening at the dog park, we were just sitting on the bench watching the ships when Nicky joined us. She had some sand clumped on her shoulders, never a good sign, and we caught a whiff…....didn't see any "particulate matter" but lets just say, something was fishy. A few minutes later Ed came running up and jumped up on the bench, all smiling, no sand on him, but there it was, another faint whiff of 'eau de catfish'. Donald had the only car key and was plotting how he could get to the car first and leave us to walk, but we were quicker! Walking back toward the gate, I noticed the huge catfish head down on the beach with lots of dog footprints all around it. Yech! Mystery solved. I got all the clumpy sand off Nicky, and fortunately she always sits calmly in the back of the car and we weren't far from home, so we got to ride, hehe.
I usually unleash everyone outside then they bolt in when the door opens. Tonight I unleashed Topper, only. The tris were not happy, you could see they knew their immediate future would be wet. I led/coaxed/dragged them into the bathroom and turned on the water, Ed got very agitated. Nicky knew her fate and just jumped into the tub! A quick shower with lots of shampoo and she was done, followed by Ed. Then I decided, what the heck, lets have a "trifecta" and shocked Topper by tossing him into the tub as well. Now we have three clean, sweet smelling doggies. Funny thing, they seem to really like being clean, they just don't like getting clean!