Thursday, May 27, 2010

What not to wear (when you’re a dog)

The photos below may surprise you, but in the interest of authenticity over here at the Casa de George, I’m posting what happens when something stinky this way comes. (And they’re really not THAT bad).

While I’m thinking about it, here’s another Casa de George you may find interesting.

When I came home yesterday, I immediately noticed a slightly odd odor. And it was emanating from the black & white. (The link is for Rich).

My husband had hosed him off just before I’d come home, but there was still a lingering scent. And then today . . .

. . . somebody rolled in the same foulness.

And somebody got a bath. This is what somebody looks like when he’s been freshly bathed.

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Scary, isn’t it? Before applying the shampoo, my husband took this photo.

Like a movie star caught on camera at their very worst, George is wearing the wet look and not looking very happy about it.

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“I am very sorry for rolling in the monkey turds. Please forgive me.”

“And please don’t get soap in my eyes.”

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After he runs around the yard for a bit, he begins to dry off.

Heya there, pup. That’s much better. You can come out now.

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Ah. A return to handsomeness.

Swirls

Speaking of handsome, I came across this beautiful border collie today. And he has his own blog. I am not planning on George having his own blog, so don’t get any ideas! Although it’s sort of fun to consider, it would be a lot of work and I have more than enough to do as it is. Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

37 comments:

Julie Harward said...

A nice sprinkling of George right here is ok with me! You better find the stinky stuff or he'll be right back in it...dogs love that scent of cologne! LOL Come say hi :D

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a very, very beautiful dog....

they just melt your heart, don't they?

i still cry everyday over Buddy...what a heartache...but am so IN LOVE with Teddy too...

Bittersweet, I guess...

glad to see you stopped by...

Kary and Teddy
xxx

Betty said...

Wet or Dry George is still the best.
I checked out Turbo he is handsome too,but George is # i in my book.
Love Hugs and Good Thoughts ♥♥♥

beth said...

LOL...dogs, just crack me up, especially when they have people that put thoughts with their faces :)

The Thundering Herd said...

But of course George deserves his own blog - but maybe not another bath!

Anonymous said...

Love George peeking out from behind the tree!
we gave baths this weekend... it was a mess!
and thanks for sharing the Turbo link.. what fun to look at!
thanks for sharing!
Manden, Linus, and Lucy

Mental P Mama said...

Wait. Isn't this George's blog? **waving at George**

Hilary said...

Well, I checked out the border collie's blog....and Turbo is very handsome indeed, but I'm sorry, he just isn't as handsome as George.
No way, no how.

Mary Lou said...

I think George will be in whatever magazine it is that is featuring stars without makeup. They all look better with just a bath and no makeup and so does George..Handsome fellow..

Sunshine Mom said...

The picture of him peeking around the tree made me laugh out loud. So cute!!

Snappy Di said...

I thought of George yesterday when I discovered Turbo... Twins perhaps? Such personality they both seem to have.

Di

Marla said...

Awww... George is such a pretty boy. For a second, I thought you were going to say that he was sprayed by a skunk. Now that would STINK.

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

deborah said...

This blog doesn't belong to George? I thought it did and he let you write a story once in a while:) He is so handsome clean or 'foul'.

These Nine Acres said...

I hate when Buddy rolls in that stuff. Ugh. Seriously, what are they thinking?

He is a cute boy wet or dry.

bv said...

before my dogs roll in stink they check to see what i am wearing, how the table is set and the time of day. TWO thanksgiving i have been out there with hose and shampoooo. and nice shoes. oh, i hear you, change your shoes! good idea.....the joys of the country.
bv

Jon said...

So beautiful

Holly said...

hmmmm, he didn't smell bad from here.

oh

wait

it's a long way to Pennsylvania, perhaps it dispersed a bit before arriving.....just kidding. With 6 dogs, I often get "stinky" one. Especially after going to the gamelands. Who *knows* what they find there!

JackDaddy said...

Well what do you expect when you keep monkeys at your house! :)

troutay said...

Monkeys? you have monkeys?
Why haven't I heard this before?

Poor George.
I bring my dogs up to the lake. After swimming for hours, they smell pretty good.

Russell said...

Heh! Bailey, my dog, loves to roll around in the most unusual things!

One of the more unusual items (besides the usual horse related things he finds in the pasture) was, of all things, a dead snake. Bailey had to roll and roll all over that silly thing.

It seemed important to him. However, he gets a bath if I can see or smell anything!

Take care.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

George is so adorable, I can't even stand it!

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh my gosh, handsomeness indeed! That last shot is gorgeous. Don't you hate it when they roll in stinky stuff? Dogs...

Daryl said...

Hey if stuffed bears can blog ... poor George ...

Amy said...

Does George love the water- just hate the bath part?? All my dogs love the water. Isabella loves it best if she can choose how far in she wants to go (in the lake) but a hose would just be loads of fun....they'd chase the stream and be entertained for hours and very sleepy afterwards!!

Kerri said...

I ~ Love ~ George .... even a Stinky George :)

LOVE these shots of him Kate ... you really capture his essence!

Country Girl said...

Disclaimer: There are no monkeys on the property. I don't know why I say the things I do sometimes . . .

~ C.G.

Carolynn said...

What is it about dogs & poop? I guess it's an olfactory delight that will forever remain a mystery to me.

Laura @ Our House Of Joyful Noise said...

“And please don’t get soap in my eyes.”

That added comment truly made me laugh out loud!

I thought you were going to say a skunk got him. That's not pleasant either!

The Japanese Redneck said...

He's so cute peeping out from behind that tree.

Flat Creek Farm said...

George is beyond precious ♥ Love his expressions! -Tammy

Hilary said...

Ha.. I know that look well.. and the smell. In spawning seasons, Benny finds dead trout or salmon (depending on the season) to roll in. And they're not just dead.. they're decomposing. He ends up with green, stinky slime... and one thorough shower. Great pics. Give that George a hug for me, please. :)

Madi and Mom said...

George I'm sorry but we are laughing...Dear boy you do the crime you have to serve the time. Our dear departed Dachshund, Toto, was the world's worst for finding the worst odor on the planet.
Thankfully he was a mini doxie and easy to bath. Too short to jump out of the tub.
Madi and Mom

Deb said...

We all have to let our hair down once in a while....George, you look marvelous!

Cloudia said...

I am shamelessly in love with George!

He, I mean YOU, have been wisely added to my blog roll...




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George is so cute. Can he ever be more handsome aside from those photos. The pictures are amazing.

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No Dog is as handsome as George! SERIOUSLY.

Geninne said...

Hey! George & Turbo can be the Clooney-Pitt's of the border collies ;) What a handsome pup! Turbo sends some tail wags.