Yesterday, I got some really nice photos of Evelyn, don't you think? She was so pretty and clean and sweet:
This is what I came home to, today:
Good lord have mercy. She got past me at the door and raced to her favorite place on the landing. By the time I caught her and held her down to try to wipe up some of the damage, there were muddy paw prints everywhere, including on a suit that needs to be dry cleaned.
It looked like a gruesome crime scene.
She was not ashamed.
So I hauled her into the hall bathroom and climbed into the tub with her. I'd show you pictures but, trust me, you don't want to see them. I'm going to have to take a shower because I'm certain I have sand where it doesn't need to be.
Notwithstanding the fact that she was an Imp of Satan by digging in the mud, I have to report that she was an angel in the tub. That sounds like a country and western song, doesn't? "She was a devil in the mud but an angel in the tub!!"
But I digress.
If you tried to bathe Jezebel, it would be one long battle trying to keep her confined. She'd try to slink out and you could tell that she honestly thought that if she just moved quickly, you wouldn't notice she was making her escape. She was like a hairy snake. Baths with Jezebel were a long, somewhat smelly embrace that typically included her trying to crawl behind the toilet while you tried to hold her in the tub. Jezebel hated baths. I wasn't too fond of bathing her, either.
Evelyn, bless her heart, sits pretty and doesn't fight you. She let's you wash all the nooks and crannies, hands you her paws, sits sweetly while the water drains and gets refilled, and doesn't even shake out the water that much. She'll even give you kisses. Jezebel would also give you kisses but you could tell it was just something she did to try to keep you from knowing what she was REALLY thinking!
When we finished up, Evelyn grudgingly let me blow dry her and then lay down to clean her feet and make sure she was tidy.
I guess I will be shampooing carpet a little bit this evening.
I bought myself Photoshop Elements 7, today. I am going to give it to Evelyn to give to me for Christmas. I'd give it to husband to give to me, but he is already buying me a puppy.
Off to scrub the rug.