Tuesday, 29 July 2008

DO IT YOURSELF HANDSOME

Bloggies. This is not the Episode 3 of Pets in the City you were expecting. Temporary Technical Hitch. And a mystery. Anyone seen the camera battery lead?

So it's Eric here dictating from the bath tub. Apawlogies. I confess. This photo of me in the tub was not taken last Sunday. It's an old one. Wanted you to picture the whole picture. The 2 leggededs weren't in photo taking mood by the time I got to the bath tub stage last Sunday. Barely talking to me.



Last Sunday. It started out well. A glorious day for a stroll in my Royal Park. But dogs with blogs, got to bark it. Was HOT. HOT. HOT. Could barely wag my wig and wag along without dragging my paws under the blazing sun. Humid as Hades. Felt like a sauna. Then in the distance I spied this vision of lovely lakieness (no- not you Lacie) on the distant horizon. Sparkling. Shimmering. Calling to me. Eric....Square....Dog...



I heard it. Loud and clear. Had terrific terrier thoughts. No lead. Leggeded it. Pawfect opportunity to turn my walkie into a do- it- myself handsome day. The 2 leggededs would be overjoyed. Handsome me for free. Won't have to pay like last week. Thoughtful eh?



Next time I need a bit more pawtice to apply the mud mask evenly me thinks. A bit one sided. Girls. Need your advice. Pity no photies of my paws. I did them too. Well and truly covered.The 2 leggededs didn't seem too pleased with my cost saving plan. In fact. The opposite.

No ceremony. They DUNKED me in that stream. Like I was a stale digestive biscuit in a mug of builders tea. Paws swished. Face scrubbed. Fabulous. Smooth and silky soft. Off I trotted at a smart pace. In case a second dunking was round the corner. Onto the next stage of my d-i-y handsomeness. Needed to do a thorough exfoliation job on my body...



Do you see that shadow of doom looming over me? What did I do wrong? Seemed the pawfect way to exfoliate. Re-traced our pawsteps after that. Dog knows why. I had so many admirers that afternoon.



Pointing. Smirking. Chuckling. Remarks about me shouted to the 2 leggededs. Must of looked so darn handsome. Zoomed back home in the zoomer.Uh, oh. Daddy Square's Pride and Joy.



Sniffy pawfect zoomer without a roof. This was me on the way there. Strange. No photies taken of me on the fast and furious drive back. Mommi plonked me in the bath to complete my d-i-y handsome day. I Spiffed. I Polished. Washed away all my exfoliated skin. Not my sins though..he,he,he!!!!

Hmmm. Wonder if the sniffy pawfect zoomer got a bath too?

25 comments:

Asta said...

Eric
I want to come to youw natoowal spa..I heawd it was all the wage wif fashionable ladies..I bet youw skin is silky smoof and wondewful..I'll nevew undewstand two leggeds as long as I live...soo ungwateful..honestly..
Ewic I'm ovewjoyed about Snickers and still vewy anxious about ouw pal Jackson..All us nuwsies would love to go oout and celebwate wif you when he is well..I suwe hope it's soon..that poow sweetie
smoochie kisses
ASTA
pee ess..why would daddi squawe's pwide and joy need a baf anymowe than you did???? hoomans....

the 4 Bs said...

hee hee! Eric, we are snorting with glee. you do us proud, buddy, with you D-I-Y spa treatments. you look absolutely radiant after your mud bath. that was the best exfoliating that we have seen in a long time too. we are impressed. you are a true terrier and a DOG.

woofs!

Petey said...

Eric my boy,

I did some research...had you gone to Bliss spa for a Steep CleanTM facial for "the ultimate in deep-cleansing" and a Scrub and ColorTM Body Treatment which is described as "this body scrub and shading treatment will have your lily white legs flaunting 'bronze,' your 2 leggededs would have shelled out a whopping $410 -- let's just round that up to $500 with a nice tip!

Think of how much money you saved them and they treat you so disrespectfully. Next time, I say go for the "Deep Sea Detox!"

Your fellow metrosexual pal,

Petey

Deetz said...

I think your mud facial looks spawtaculous!!!!!!
Deetzy

Joe Stains said...

omdog what a considerate gesture and what a surprising reaction. I will never figure out the humans. I am sorry it did not work out as you had hoped.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
I can't see what is wrong with that! That spa sure looked tempting. Mud is good for your skin! Next time use your paws to extend the mud all over your face!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Dewey Dewster said...

Oh Eric...

Ya may not be a ratter but yer a terrier fer sure...yes siree...why only a real terrier would try ta save the leggerds all that money fer spa treatments 'n do it yerself.....a mud facial and dust bath fer the perfect end ta a perfect day...somethin' tells me that the leggerds love ya no matter what ya do in a mud puddle....but probably didn't enjoy the ride home with ya in the car...er zoomer ya said....but my Mom was laughin' out loud cause she does the same thing every time she sees a mud puddle before Gram sees it 'n can stop 'er from mud bathin'...

Enjoy yer triumph over false beauty...ya handsome devil......can we call ya Mr Mudpie ????

Dewey Dewster here.....

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I'll bet you had fun applying your mud mask....and getting it back off again.

Levi's mom

happy said...

Oh yes, mud spa does a lot of wonder! Great choice! Don't see what's the fuss with the hoomans. They do it all the time too.

Simba said...

They took you to a doggie spa, how thoughtful.

Simba x

Blue said...

LOL here!
I resume you've discovered the after-shave fragrance of fresh cow pats too, they were my WFT Judy's fav beauty treatment...

Pats & pets
Blue

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! You did a great job, Eric! We don't see any missed spots on your mud mask! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh no they dunked you in the stream like you were a digestive biscuit...so not fair. You look like you had the best time ever.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah

Blue said...

Now as one smart 'square' WFT, I've tagged you for a 'bookie' meme/tag - do hope you'll play!

Pats & pets
Blue

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i see having a great time enjoying mud therapy

Sally and Rufus said...

Eric Sweetie, I too have jumped in the forbidden broth of swampy smells. The uprights screaming on the land "NO, NO, NO", too late you lards, I'm up to my neck in goose and duck dung. Black as night. Next time I'll get a pic. Then the paniced peepol wrap me in a blanket and drive us home to the dog tub. And shampoo doesn't really work, they have to get out a big soft brush and exfoliate. HeHeHe, my scent is beautiful and fills the car for weeks. XOX
Sal Pal

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hehehehehe, way to go Eric! Snickers just LUVS to roll in the sand. She goes crazy in it. She did say to tell you to put the mud mask on a bit thicker too. Hmmmmm, wonder what your car looked like after you got out of it??? hehehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Chef said...

Yessir, Eric. The mud facial did wonders for your kisser. I'd have loved to do a couple of mudrolls with you but I'd have passed on the dunk. Sounds a little undignified and way too clean.

xox
Chef

Molly and Taffy said...

Eric

That muddy spot looked far too tempting to pass by. We would have done exactly the same as you.

We do find that hoomans lack a sense of humour sometimes!!!

Molly and Taffy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Eric, we don't understand why your pawrents thought you needed a bath after your self-inflicted spaw treatment! The exfoliating was a great idea!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hmm...Mumsie has heard of digestive biscuits in very old books...had no idea they were still around in the UK..er what are they?...that mud bathie must have really enhanced the interior of ur Dad's square-vehicle...I've found in similar situations it's helpful to SHAKE really really hard as soon as you get in the car. Mud splatters far and wide...it's a great conditioner for the leather also.
I bet ur exfoliating roachin' bout put the two leggeds over the edge...

Of course you can use any of our photos...we're hoping that Jackson got some sleep last night and is resting comfortably in his own bed!

Thanks for all ur help on ur end of the pond, Eric!

Wiry hugs...Scruffy

Agatha and Archie said...

DUDE.....YOU ROCK( that was Archie trying to sound like one of the surfer kids,which he is NOT) DO THEY HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH THAT WOULD HAVE COST HAD YOU GONE TO THE SPA????????PL2 was drinking her tea and snorted it through her nose when she saw the picture of you...really...how rude...then she ran for PL1 to look at it and he said"OMG.........!!and chuckled...)We will NEVER understand them......WHen we saw the picture of you having your mud treatment we noticed that you even have the same little round brown spot on th etop of your head like I do!! I think we were separated at birth!! Love Agatha and Archie

Jackson said...

Hey pal, good work! What can I say? You're a true terrier, hehehe! J x

Mango said...

You sure know how to live. What a natural flare you have for spa treatments. I would go to your spa in a flash. Peoples just don't understand.

Slobbers,
Mango

Beta said...

Humans just don't appreciate natural spa days. Madison throws me into the tub after every trip to Trout Lake. I try to tell her I don't need a bath but she won't listen.