Day 93 – 02/06/11 – Puppy Bath

Today is a special day.  No, I’m not talking about the Superbowl, I’m talking about puppy bath day.  If there is one thing the puppy likes less than UPS drivers or having her picture taken, it’s getting a bath.

Once you convince her into the tub she’s fairly well behaved about it.  Right up until she’s not.  The trick is to bathe her quickly, before her patience runs out.  Once she decides she’s done, it gets messy.  It’s possible to keep 70 pounds of solid muscle in the tub if you really want to, but nobody comes out dry or happy.

Since she was a captive subject anyway, I figured I would add a bit of salt to the wound and pulled out the camera.  Here’s the shot of the day, the image I set out to make, of the Puppy stoically enduring her bathing.

The puppy receives a much needed bath.

The puppy receives a much needed bath.

While we did manage to finish her bath before she decided to escape, she did take an opportunity to show us exactly how she felt about the situation.

The puppy lets her feelings about bathtime be known.

The puppy lets her feelings about bathtime be known.

Whether she’s sticking her tongue out at me for taking her picture, or the wife for wetting her down we’ll never know…

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9 Responses to Day 93 – 02/06/11 – Puppy Bath

  1. Mike Moruzi says:

    Ha! The tongue sticking out is hilarious. It surprised a laugh out of me!

  2. She looks so sad in the first image and yes, I think she is telling you how she feels in the second! Nicely captured Jim. 😀

    • Jim Reed says:

      Thanks David! That’s her favorite “O Woe Is Me” look. She uses it whenever she’s being abused, like with a bath… or not being fed quickly enough… or having her nap disturbed… or not having her belly scratched… Yeah, it’s a rough life she leads 😉

  3. Great shots – you really captured your dog’s feelings on the subject of both bathing, and being photographed in such an undignified situation!

  4. bonniegunkel says:

    Great captures. Love the tongue sticking out 🙂

  5. Pingback: Day 234 – 06/27/11 – The Fur Flies | Photos To 40

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