Mendel had an appearance at Barnes & Noble to do story time this winter. He visited with the kids and "helped" me read Hero Finds His Path, a story about a Samoyed who learns to love himself for who he is.
(The story of the event coming soon)
Normally, we don't show in the winter because I don't really have a very good grooming set up in the house and it's too cold to groom outside, but this was such a great opportunity we just had to make it happen.
|Necessity is the mother of invention. It was tight, but we got our bathing tub to fit in the shower.|
|Mendel hadn't been groomed in about 3 1/2 months so he was pretty dirty. First was the scrubbing...|
|Then the rinsing...|
|Then the drying...|
|Mendel played with his buddies for a couple hours before bath time so by this point he was really getting tired. He fell asleep on the grooming table while I was drying him a couple times.|
|THIS is why I don't like grooming in the house. It took as long to clean up as it did to groom Mendel.|
|"Come to bed Mom, it's nap time"|
|It's hard to see, so let me explain: Mendel was really, really exhausted by this point, but I had a lot of cleaning up to do after grooming him. He kept laying down and falling asleep, then I would go in the other room and he would get up and follow me, lay down and fall back asleep, then I would move again... He was getting awfully tired of me moving around so much so when I went into my bedroom he jumped up on the bed and climbed onto me. I gave him a hug and he promptly rested his head on my arm and tried to go to sleep. I guess he figured if he held me down and slept I would quit moving around all over the place. I snapped this photo with my phone using the mirror on my dresser. |
I decided since he was such a good boy for his bath I would lay down and cuddle with him for a little bit - the mess could wait.