Friday, July 1, 2011

Stray Dog Saga Part IV

I'm officially a dog owner.


It wasn't part of the plan, but I've never been good at following the stupid blueprints anyway.

Now that I'm a dog owner, I'm taking my responsibility seriously. Dog now has a very stylish and functional collar and leash combo in basic black. He has his own food and water bowl. There is a stash of kibble and treats under the sink. Some landscapers are coming to finish leveling my yard so I can have a fence installed. I have an appointment scheduled with a veterinarian to get Dog a checkup and receive any necessary jabs.

In order to make a good impression and not stink up the vet's office like sun-baked road-kill (which Dog has obviously rolled in at some point), I gave him a bath. It was the easiest thing ever! He was very stoic as I scrubbed him down with a bucket of warm, soapy water. Didn't even twitch. Didn't even shake himself off until I started drying him with a towel.

Why does everyone gripe about bathing their dog? Ever tried to bath a cat? I did. Once. That's why I wear an eyepatch.

Come to find out under all that dirt and god-only-knows-what, Dog is mostly white. He has a black nose, amber eyes, and faint spots on his ear, coat, and tail that look like someone spilled a latte on him.

Now all Dog needs is a name...

(Stay tuned for pictures in tomorrow's post, "Stray Dog Saga Part V - The Naming".)


  1. Ooh, we get pictures next time? Yea!
    I know what you mean about bathing a dog vs. bathing cat. In my experience the dogs just kind of stand there in the bath, looking like they just lost their pet...well, looking pretty pathetic. Then the bad part is the whole shaking-off part. With cats, they are protesting the whole way, whining, screaming, hissing, with claws out and teeth snapping. Very different. I know that some dogs might be hard to wash, but there must be very few cats that are easy to wash.

  2. Right?! Beckett is 14 years old and he's only had one bath in his entire life. He was a just kitten and I out weighed him by 1000times, but I got completely mauled. We reached an understanding that as long as he stayed out of noxious goo, I would brush him once a day, and we need never do the bath again.

  3. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was grinning from ear to ear from the first sentence! I want to come meet him so you better have your cook out soon or I might just have to do a drive by!

    I can't wait to see pictures!

  4. Just beautiful. I like "Dog" but you are right to find a proper name. Congratulations!

  5. Ahh I tried to bath a cat once when I was a kid - not something I'd so again without a suit of armour :)