Sunday, May 20, 2007

Drip, Drop - When Will It Stop?

Rain... Rain... Go away!

Come again another day -

Like a week from next Monday...

Drip... Drop... Won't you stop, just for an hour or two?

Splish... Splash... How I wish Mr. Cloud would let the sun shine through...

It looked like it was going to be a sad, no fun day - It has been cool and rainy here in New England since Friday. Cold and rain mean no going out on our boat, no driving over to the dog park and more than likely "HEALTH CARE"! (Which I dread)

Well, instead of spending Sunday around the house, Mom actually got my leash out and I had no idea where we were going. We piled into the Jeep and headed off to Cambridge.

Mom's master plan was to go over to
Laundromutt in Cambridge. We drive by it all the time when we go to our doggie school for what Mom calls "Obedience Class". It certainly looked fun from the outside - so I was pretty excited. As it turns out Laundromutt is sort of health care related (I was a little disappointed by that), but on the up side as bathtime goes - it was pretty cool!

Mom couldn't get a picture of me there - she said I can be a handful in a new setting. I think she just didn't want to be seen as the nerdy computer geek, overly spoiling, dog doting gal she really is.

I hate bath time - but if we can go to Laundromutt to take a bath - honestly I won't mind at all. The tub had a ladder and I was hooked in. Mom said it was nice because she wasn't all hunched over kneeling on cold tile in our bathroom. The folks at the shop were very nice and helpful to me and Mom. They had nice smelling dog shampoo and made sure the water wasn't too cold and not too hot.

When the bath was over and I was unhooked I got to show off my athletic ability by leaping out! I got to shake and had a nice towel dry!!

When we were all done Mom bought me a peanut butter chew bone - which I devoured on the way home! A nice treat for as Mom said "being such a good girl during my bath"!

Laundromutt has all different levels of serivce - Mom selected a bath with house special shampoo and a towel dry. She was a little worried about me and the fur dryer noise - she said maybe next time we would do that. You can also just go for a nail trim, a quick wash or a full on doggie beauty treatment.

I was also excited because they had great smelling toys and treats. I saw toys just like my own Duckie, Phessie and Goosey right there on the table.

Normally Mom and I don't promote stuff on our blog - but if you and your human are in Cambridge (maybe on your way to visit ME - HINT, HINT), we think you would like Laundromutt too.

All in all - I would say FOUR PAWS UP for Laundromutt! (I give four paws down for our lousy New England weather!) I smell and look good and after all of the excitement of the day we can all settle in for a cosy Sunday afternoon - dogs and humans alike!!!!


wally said...

My ma ape wanted it to rain here and we got NONE. Stop hogging it! Hehe.

My ma ape (who has NORMAL legs just like me and your human!) was impressed by the laudromutt. Me, not so much--I'm not a fan of baths.

Glad to hear that your ears are doing better. Those infections are awful.


Joe Stains said...

we probably wont see rain here for another 2 months.

that laundromutt sounds a lot cooler than the horrible bath experience we had the other night. Do they brush your teeth???

Maggie said...

It sounds like a cool place to me Dory! It passed the time nicely on your horrible weather Sunday! And you got a peanut butter cookie too! yummy!

Love ya lots,

Ruby Bleu said...

As far as baths go, that sounds like fun. Especially if it involves a PB treat at the end. There is a place like that near we live, but we've never tried it...maybe we should give it a shot.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Boo said...

what? you get peanut butter bone after the shower? i want to be shower everyday!

wet wet licks


The Army of Four said...

Oooh... maybe it's a Lab thing - 'cuz that looks like a house of horrors to me! And Ammy! And Storm! But not to Dave ... who we suspect is a Lab in a Sibe suit. Ha roo roo roo!
The car ride and peanut butter bone parts sound good, though!
Thanks for visiting our Armed Forces Day post! Amber left you a comment back!
Play bows,

Charlie said...

I think that Laundromutt looks pretty good as long as I can convince some other doggy to go instead of me... ;)
- Charlie

Gus said...

Hi Dory: Hmmm. Muzzer is intrigued. Probably not enough to drive from Azrizona to Cambridge, but she said she'll look into a similar place here. We know our friend Travis would like it lots more than the hose in the back yard!

He took showers when he was with us, but his mom doesn't have a shower big enough for him to fit. I'm thinkin' we could all meet at the laundro mutt, if we can find one.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory. That Laundromutt sounds nice but I think I won't like to try it. I love baths, but those from my mom in the shower.
Here we too had a very bad weather yesterday.
Have a nice day

Lady Kaos said...

The ride in the Jeep and the treat sound great, but I hate baths. Water is great, but baths are not. Mom said she wishes there was one of those in Colorado. I hope nobody in Colorado reads your post and decides to open one!
My mom is haveing surgery next thursday. She should get to come home that same day so I can take care of her.
Hope you get to show off your pretty fur soon!
Love from your sorta sister!

Ben_Benjamin said...

Hi Dory, just get a bigger umbrella !!!

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Oh I love baths! It rained too around here... so I had to stay in the house...

Anonymous said...

I'm soooo sick of the rain here too!

FleasGang said...

You look so shiny and clean Dory! It looks like Laundomutt's got them a new client. Hope the weather clears before the holiday weekend :-)

The FleasGang

Sparky said...

With all that rain - your mama should've just lathered you up and made you go outside!

Flori said...

Hi Dory and Liza,
Laundomutt sounds really good fun!
My daughter, the fox poo roller, needs something like that urgently!

Marvin The Dog said...

Dory! that looked such fun, we don't have anything like that over here in Scotland, well not that I know of anyway!

And I sympathise with the rain, and the cold, it is rainy and cold here, such a shame after all the lovely weather we had in April.

Love from Marvin xxxxxxx

Ten Paws Down to our horrid Scottish Weather at the moment tooooooo!