White Dog read Nancy's message and woo'd a sad note. Our friend was to come and share May Day with the White Dog Army and show us her photos from a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands. Instead, she was at home waiting for a plumber to come and fix a problem that had become immediate in last night's bedtime hours.
The White Dog Army put on its best faces and came up with a "second best" plan...heading out to the park.
"I think this is the Universe giving us an opportunity to catch up on something we have been putting off doing for a while. Something that is much needed for some of you," I suggested to them. They looked at me suspiciously.
"It will be soothing and relaxing. You will be so glad afterward." "Oh no!" White Dog barked. "She means BATHS! Run!"
Taiko went first and cuddled nicely into big fluffy towels in my arms. When he was blotted dry he went back to bed and napped in a sunpuddle.
Zsofia followed each pup into the bathroom and then laid in the doorway whining that SHE wanted a turn, too! She followed them as Steve carried each to me, post bath, for drying and cuddling. There she sniffed and cried over the fresh scent and attention each was getting.
"Do you want a bath?" I asked her. She wagged and ran to the hallway. "Are you sure?" At her insistence Steve put her under the water spray. She was there for less than 15 seconds before bounding back into the living room. "Oh, no!" Steve said coming to carry our bucking and crying baby back into the room. The door was firmly closed. The noises were...interesting. When it reopened our darkest white girl flew to join us and shower all in the sprays from her huge shakes. Yo shook in response to getting so wet in her wake. Zso ran around the living area for several minutes drenching all in sight before rushing out to the yard to roll and dig.
Clean and refreshed...ready for the merry month of May...the White Dog Army enjoyed the strawberries drizzled in honey and topped by cream whipped with ground pistachios that were meant to be shared with our friend. "Why is it again that she was so worried about broken plumbing?" Sachi asked as he licked whipped cream off his lips.