Monday, September 21, 2009

Rub-a-dub-dub. Brutus in the Tub.

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  We had more uncharacteristically nice weather here, so Brutus and I had lots of fun outside.  Agility, football, long walks - it was great fun.  But all good things must end, and that end came in the form of a bath for Brutus!

Brutus has never appreciated being clean, and having his coat look its most lustrous, glossy best. He certainly doesn't appreciate what it takes to get clean, soapy & wet in the laundry room sink.  The Brute pretty much fills up the sink, and he fights me the whole time.  He spends most of the time standing on his hind legs, resulting in me holding the bulk of his weight in one hand, trying to do all the wetting/soaping/scrubbing/rinsing with my free hand.  I usually do it solo, and it's a little bit of a feat to keep him from getting out prematurely.  

The end result is a clean & fluffy Brutus, and a wet & hairy Michelle.  They say he's a "wash & wear" kind of dog - think that means I wash him, then wear all the dirt & hair myself! Thankfully he is a pretty clean dog, so it'll be another couple weeks before we have to do it again! 

Oh, no - bath time.  The injustice....

Ugh.  This can't be over soon enough.

Can't we skip the sudsy stuff and call it good??

This is humiliating.  AND she is taking pictures!  I can't look...

Woe is me....

A light at the end of the tunnel - a towel!

Oh, the disgrace... Cleanliness is certainly overrated.

Alright.  Enough.  Stop taking pictures and get me outta here!

I'll find it in myself to forgive you if I get a treat!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

SO, were there TREATS???


Scooter said...

oh, Brutus,
I am so......with ya on the bath thing.I Hate them too and they just insist that I must have them.
I think that they enjoy the tortue for us LOL Anyway you do good after your bath.You should have gotten double treats for a bath and pictures too!!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Brutus!
Certainly bath time means torture to you!
I can see you were not happy at all and I hope you got treats after that!
Kisses and hugs


Hi Brutus,

You suuure do look handsome and I bet you smell good enough to cuddle wit?....Star said that not me but you do look nice.


Stacy Walker said...

Brutus buddy I feel your pain. I've been getting baths once a week due to something called "allergies" At least we get treats when it's all over.

agent99 said...

We will never admit this...but actually baths feel pretty good. Mom herds us into the bathroom and used they spray-y thing and the we get a nice scratchy MASSAGE. The water is so warm and then we get a good rub down with the towel. Just don't tell her!!

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello brutus its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay yuck bath time!!! i am not shoor which is wurse gitting a bath in the sink like that or gitting carted off to the shower to hav water dumpd on yoo frum a bukkit!!! at leest after the bath mama rubs me with coconut oyl wich taysts pritty gud altho i am not suppozed to lik it but reely hoo can reesist coconut oyl not me!!! ok bye

dw said...

Oh those pictures are incredible! You look so adorable, Brutus! You may not enjoy bathtime, but it has given the rest of us a wonderfully cute look at your handsome, little face. :)

Asta said...


I know just how you feel
I don't fit in the sink and mommi does this howwow to me in the tub.
I twy to escape..she has to sit on the ledge wif hew fetts inside and hold me betweeen hew legs.then she showews too cause she's all wet, hehehehe
At least I get my wevenge.
Hope you got the tweats to make it bettew
smoochie kisses

Olive said...

awww that face...Brutus..I HATE Baths...and looking a your are much better than me.

Oh I run and is not good.

Licks to you ...

Olive :)

Dexter said...

I think it is getting cleaned in the sink that bothers you. It is most certainly undignified. You do look kind of handsome afterwards, though.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You have a wonderful place to hook up a groomer's noose - an eyebolt in the wall (hopefully you can find a stud) behind your sink is all that it would take to hold it. It's amazing how much it frees you up.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Teesha and Bindie said...

we hates getting wet. poor you, hopes you gots lots of treats.

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

The HORROR!!! The INDIGNITY!!! And to have such pictures posted all over the internet?!? I'd call the ASPCA. Because this is definitely cruel and inhumane!

*kissey face*

genji said...

Don't let your mommy whip out the bath photo albums when your dates come over to the house. Luckily, the greyhounds clean themselves like cats so we give them a bath once a year on principle.

Achieve1dream said...

Yep the only thing that salvages bath day for Jackal is because he gets to play crazy wild with the towel afterward. We wrestle, chase and play tug with the towel while I'm drying him off. :)

Draco and his Mom said...

Hi Brutus, mom gives me a bath outside in my pool in the summer. I don't like it that fall is here, I know she is going to put me in the sink again. I do like to zoom around after though. Glad your dunking is over for now.
Wags and Wiggles

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Brutus you are so adorable! You look awfully cute in your bath tub and with your towel. Aren't momma's dramatic..we don't complain when their hair gets on us...My momma always has monster Dyson and a roller available.
Benny & Lily

Martine said...


No matter what you are doing, you are the cutest thing!!! Bath time is no fun, but I bet you smell so good and got some extra snuggles!!!

I keep trying to get some photos of my pups getting a bath, but each time they get a bath lately it's been related to some nasty incident and I don't have time to grab the camera!

xo martine

Bijou said...

Hi Brutus,

Me and Banjo got baths this weekend too. I've no pictures to post though cause I made mom promise a long time ago to never take any nekkid pictures of me and I will cooperate with her fully at bath time.

Wags & wiggles,

Mia said...

I don't like being in the sink either, but I love the shower!!! I wait til the momma is in there and push the bathroom door open and join her!! No one is safe showering in our house =) If you don't get the dorr latched all the way, I will get in and join your shower!!!


Sam said...

Oh my... he has SUCH an expressive face. If those pics don't scream bathtime misery, I don't know what does. LOL!

Duke said...

OMG, do you really have to get a bath every two weeks, Brutus? You poor thing! You deserve lots of treats in our opinion!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Beasts- Royal, Brock & Alki said...

poor Brutus! I better not let mom see this pictures, she has been threatening us with baths for days! YUCK. just be glad you are SMALL and SUPER SHORT HAIRED- our baths take about 30 mins, AND we have to be tortured with hours of brushing too! UGH It is the W O R S T!!

hope you got EXTRA special treats for your torture. not that it makes up for the injustice..


Unknown said...

Ooh, Brutus - I HATE baths too! And I also have to have them every 2 weeks - sometimes every week if I have rolled in something stinky!!

I'm supposed to be a "wash & wear" kind of dog too...but I don't think I'd fit in the sink, somehow! :-) My human thinks you look like Yoda in that picture of you with the towel on your head - am not sure what that means but it sounds a bit rude!

Honey the Great Dane

Jan Mader said...

So was the treat worth it Brutus? You sure looked handsome when it was all said and spite of being humiliated with all the photos!

Oakley and Swisher said...

You look very depressed getting a bath buddy. We like baths but our mom agrees with yours she says they are A LOT of work. We cant make it easy on them where would the fun be in that. BOL!

Lots of Licks
Oak and Swish

Oskar said...

I still don't understand how humans can get away with this consitent torture of us innocent pups!

You look so very sad in that second picture. I feel your pain, Brutus!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Oh the humility!!!

Your Mama is pretty dern talented...making sure you stay in the tub AND photography!! Go Mama!!!


ocmist said...

Your pictures definitely said it ALL!!! I know exactly how you feel, and there is NO WAY I would be sitting in a sink/tub without someone holding me there!!! I don't mind getting wet... it's just the soap thing that bugs me, and around here, it is so EMBARRASSING to be sniffed all over by everyone else once you get out!!! Quick! Where's the nearest horse apple pile! OC